Featuring over 150 artworks including immersive installations, this major exhibition subverts traditional reflections on landscapes in art with powerful, political themes.
For many, the Covid-19 pandemic prompted a reexamination of our relationship with, and access to, the landscape – and a newfound recognition of our need to experience nature. This timely exhibition at Tate Liverpool concentrates specifically on humanity’s relationship with green spaces, expanding on the conventional attention given to landscape art with playful and political artworks from a wide range of artists.
There’s Ruth Ewan’s Back To The Fields, a lush installation of live plants, Ingrid Pollard’s Oceans Apart, a selection of photographs documenting important coastal sites of arrival and departure, and Gustav Metzger’s Liquid Crystal Environment, which features crystal patterns beautifully projected onto the walls. Revealing lesser-known histories and exploring themes of climate change, land use and trespass, these works reveal the ways in which the landscape has been shaped by our relationship to it.
Journeying far beyond ideas of beauty and the picturesque, Radical Landscapes aims to better reflect the diversity of the UK’s countryside, and its communities.