'walking wall' by andy goldsworthy migrates across a five acre stretch of landscape
 

'walking wall' by andy goldsworthy migrates across a five acre stretch of landscape

galerie lelong & co. announces a site-specific work by land artist andy goldsworthy entitled ‘walking wall’ at the nelson-atkins museum of art in kansas city, missouri. over a span of five installments through november 2019, the stone wall will physically ‘walk,’ or migrate incrementally from the eastern end of the museum to its final resting place inside and outside the bloch building lenses. the project fulfills goldsworthy’s longtime vision to create a wall that inches its way across the landscape. ‘walking wall’ will move from a five-acre stretch of land east of the museum, onto the museum campus, and ultimately into the museum, drawing its way through the museum’s grounds.

andy goldsworthy walking wall
all images © andy goldsworthy, courtesy galerie lelong & co. and the nelson-atkins museum of art

 

 

‘walking wall would connect the inside of the museum to the outside, but just as importantly it would enact on its own terms the literal and figurative journey that almost every object in the museum will have made before entering the collections there,’ goldsworthy comments, following the opening at the nelson-atkins museum of art.

 

‘this seemingly simple wall presents conceptual, philosophical, spiritual, and practical challenges that are both enriching and exciting,’ describes julián zugazagoitia, menefee d. and mary louise blackwell CEO & director of the nelson-atkins. ‘this poetic disruption pushes the boundaries of a city and nature and solidifies the tie between the museum and the neighborhood.’ the installation honors morton and estelle sosland and is commissioned by the hall family foundation.’

andy goldsworthy walking wall

andy goldsworthy walking wall

andy goldsworthy walking wall

andy goldsworthy walking wall

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