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A snapshot of 1976

In this year at Warwick:

  • The History of Art Department sent a group of finalists to Venice for the first time.

This work is currently on its way to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park as part of the exhibition of Land Art, recently seen in the Mead Gallery.

Many of the artists in this exhibition studied at St Martin’s School of Art which sought to re-examine the boundaries of artforms, particularly sculpture. From 1969 Fulton began making "art resulting from the experience of individual walks". The walks involve different structures such as the "continuous 106 mile walk without sleep" of 1993.

And in the world:

  • Concorde began its first commercial flights, departing Heathrow Airport and Orly Airport simultaneously.
  • Apple Computer Company was founded.
  • Queen Elizabeth sent her first email, and is considered the first head of state to use electronic mail.

ac/koan

Senate House, the Arts Centre and the Koan

1976

Hamish Fulton | Callanish: A Five Day, One Hundred Mile Walk | 1976 | Photograph with text | 1180 x 1360 mm