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John Newling

John Newling was born in Birmingham in 1952 and has an acclaimed international reputation creating projects and installing works in the UK and many other countries. He recalls Coventry and its new, utopian public spaces as a family destination. Recently retired as Professor of Installation Sculpture at Nottingham Trent University, he belongs to a generation of artists whose work evolved from Conceptual Art, Land Art and Arte Povera – art movements from the 1960s, that placed emphasis on the concept, process and site of the work, alongside material and aesthetic properties. His large scale public artworks include major commissions for the Post Office and The Inland Revenue.

Reviews and critiques of his work have been included in, amongst others, Sculpture in 20th – Century Britain (Henry Moore Institute), Installation art in the new millennium: The empire of the senses (Thames and Hudson) and Leavingtracks: artranspennine98 (artranspennine98). Monographs on his work include The Sacred and The Mundane, Currency and Belief, Stamping Uncertainty, Westonbirt Wishes, Chatham Vines and An essential disorientation. In 2005 a double volume monograph of his research essays from 1994 to 2005 was also published. Most recently a comprehensive monograph (Spinning) was published to coincide with his first survey exhibition, Ecologies of Value at Nottingham Contemporary 2013.

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Our shadows alone touched you trying to find where here is
Trying to find where here is