Keith Arnatt

Keith Arnatt was born in Oxford in 1930. He died in 2008.

Education

1956-1958 Royal Academy Schools, London.
1962-1965 Taught At Liverpool College of Art
1965-1969 Taught at Manchester College of Art
1969-1990 Taught at Newport College of Art

Solo Exhibitions

2013
Keith Arnatt. Notes, Sprüth Magers Berlin.
Keith Arnatt: Sausages and Food, Collection In-Focus Display, Tate Britain, London.

2012
Keith Arnatt. Maureen Paley, London.

2009
Keith Arnatt, Karsten Schubert, London.
Box, Body, Burial: The sculptural imagination of Keith Arnatt, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds.

2008
I'm a Real Photographer, The Photographers' Gallery, London & Glynn Vivian ART Gallery, Swansea, (C).

1992
One foot has not reached the next street, British Council Touring Exhibition, CAYC (Centro de Arte y Comunicación), Buenos Aires.

1991
XXI Bienal de SPaulo.

1989
Rubbish and Recollections, The Photographers' Gallery, London & Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno.

1986
The Forest of Dean, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol.

1979
Walking the Dog, Anthony D'Offay Gallery, London; Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; John Hansard Gallery, Southampton; Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.

1977
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.

1970
1220400-0000000, Art & Project, Amsterdam.

1969
Self-Burial: Television Interference Project, Fernsehgalerie Gerry Schum & Westdeutsches Fernsehen, Düsseldorf.

Exhibitions

2014
Manifesto! An Alternative History of Photography, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland.
(Mis)Understanding Photography - Works and Manifestos, Museum Folkwang, Essen.
Uncommon Ground: Land Art in Britain 1966 - 1979, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield.
Ruin Lust, Tate Britain, London.
Uncommon Ground: Land Art in Britain 1966 - 1979, Mead Gallery, University of Warwick.

2013
Uncommon Ground: Land Art in Britain 1966 - 1979, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. Uncommon Ground: Land Art in Britain 1966 - 1979, Southampton Art Gallery.
Keith Arnatt and 'You', Mostyn, Llandudno.

2012
Ends of the Earth, Land Art to 1974, Haus der Kunst, Munich.
Observers: Photographers of the British scene from 1930s to now, Galeria de Arte do Sesi, Avenida Paulista, SPaulo.
Thresholds, Tate Liverpool.
Ends of the Earth, Land Art to 1974, MOCA, Los Angeles.

2011
United Enemies. The Problem of Sculpture in Britain in the 1960s and 1970s, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds.
Experimentellew Fernsehen der 1960ER und 70ER Jahre, Deutsche Kinemathek, Museum Für Film Und Fernsehen, Berlin.
Where Are We? Questions of Landscape, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Modern British Sculpture, Royal Academy of Arts, London.

2010
Human, Musée d'Art moderne et d'Art contemporain, Nice.

2009
We interrupt this program, Mercer Union, A Centre For Contemporary Visual Art, Toronto. 1969, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York City. Animalism, National Media Museum, Bradford.

2008 Such Thing as Society. Photography in Britain 1967-1987, CSW Centrum Sztuki Wspolczesnej / Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.
Jonathan Monk & Keith Arnatt, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh.
No Such Thing as Society, Tullie House Museum, Carlisle, Cumbria. Nature is a Workshop, Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent.

2007
Says the Junk in the Yard, Flowers East, London.
Centre of the Creative Universe: Liverpool and the Avant-Garde, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool.
How We Are: Photographing Britain, Tate Britain, London.

2006
Six Feet Under, Autopsie unseres Umgang mit Toten, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern.

2005
The Gravity in Art, De Appel, Amsterdam.

2004
Behind the Facts Interfunktionen 1968-75, Museu De Arte Contempor, Fundaçde Serralves, Porto; Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel
Les Recontres d'Arles, Arles.
Ready to Shoot, Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf.

2003
Behind the Facts Interfunktionen 1968-75, Fundació Joan Miró, Centre d'Estudis d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona.

2002
Blast to Freeze, British Art in the 20th Century, Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg and touring.
Self Evident: the Artist as the Subject 1969-2002, Tate Britain, London.
On General Release, The Gallery at Norwich University, Norwich.

2001
Conception, Conceptual Documents 1968-1972, Norwich Gallery, Norwich.

2000
New Natural History, National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford.
Live In Your Head: Concept and Experiment in Britain 1965-1975, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.

1997
On the Bright Side of Life, NGKB, Berlin.
The Impossible Document: Photography and Conceptual Art in Britain 1966-1976, Camerawork, London.

1994
ffoto Factions, Ffotogallery, Cardiff.

1992
Entre document étonnement, Mai de la Photo, Rheims.
Wasteland, Fotografie Biënnale Rotterdam III.
Fictitious World of Images, 2. Internationale, Foto-Triennal Esslingen.

1991
De-Composition: Constructed Photography in Britain, British Council touring exhibition, Oriel Gallery & Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. Kunst, Europa, Gross Britannien, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe.
Pivot: Sixteen Artists using Photography in Wales & Philadelphia, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno.

1990
Through the Looking Glass: Photographic Art in Britain 1945-1989, Barbican Art Gallery, London. Anima Mundi: Still Life in Britain, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa.

1988
Three Artists in Wales, Oriel Gallery, Cardiff.

1987
Inscriptions and Inventions, British Council exhibition touring to Belgium and Luxenbourg.
Works for Shelves: A System of Support, Kettles Yard, Cambridge.
Mysterious Coincidences: New British Colour Photography, The Photographers' Gallery, London and Ffotogallery, Cardiff, then touring.

1986
New Acquisitions - New Landscape, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
The New British Document, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago.
Forty Years of Modern Art, Tate Gallery, London.
Photography as Performance, The Photographers' Gallery, London.
Disturbed Ground: The Threatened Landscape, Collins Gallery, Glasgow.

1985
A Sense of Place, Interim Art, London.

1984
1965-72: When Attitudes Became Form, Kettles Yard, Cambridge & Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.
The Dog Show, Interim Art, London.
Autographs, Cambridge Darkroom, Cambridge.

1983
The Prosaic Landscape, Ffotogallery, Cardiff & Museum of Modern Art, Oxford.

1982
Ten Contemporary British Photographers, M.I.T., Boston.

1981
British Art 1940-1980, The Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, London.
British Sculpture in the Twentieth Century, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.

1980
Gerry Schum, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam & Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam.

1978
The Museum of Drawers, Kunsthaus, Zurich & ICA, London.

1976
Arte Inglese Oggi/English Art Today, Pilazzo Reale, Milan.
Time, Words and the Camera: Photoworks by British Artists, Kunstlerhaus, Graz.

1973
Beyond Painting and Sculpture, Arts Council of Great Britain touring exhibition, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol.

1972
Distribution, San Diego Art Gallery, La Jolla.
Seven Exhibitions, Tate Gallery, London.
The New Art, Hayward Gallery, London.

1971
Wall Show, Lisson Gallery, London.
Art as Idea in England, CAYC (Centro de Arte y Comunicación), Buenos Aires.
The British Avant Garde, New York Cultural Center, New York.
Roadshow: A New English Enquiry, XI Bienal de SPaulo.

1970
955,000, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver.
Idea Structures, Camden Arts Centre, London.
Umwelt-Akzente/Die Expansion der Kunst, Monschau.
Information, Museum of Modern Art, New York.

1969
Environmental Reversal, Camden Arts Centre, London.
Konzeption-Conception, StMuseum, Leverkusen.
557,087, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle.


Public Collections

Arts Council of Great Britain
The British Council
Tate Gallery
National Museum of Photography, Film & Television
National Museum of Wales
Victoria and Albert Museum


Bibliography

Solo Exhibition Catalogues and Books

2009
Box, Body, Burial: The sculptural imagination of Keith Arnatt, Henry Moore Institute, Essays on Sculpture, Leeds.
Keith Arnatt, Works 1968-1990, Karsten Schubert / Richard Saltoun, London.

2008
I'm a Real Photographer, Chris Boot in Association with the Photographers' Gallery, London.

1992
One Foot Has Not Reached the Next Street, The British Council.

1991
Keith Arnatt, XXI Bienal de SPaulo, The British Council.

1989
Rubbish and Recollections, Photographers' Gallery London and Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno.

1986
The Forest of Dean, (preview) Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol.

1979
Walking the Dog, Introduction by George Melly, Omega Books, London

1970
1220400-0000000, Art & Project, Amsterdam.

1969
TV Project Self Burial, Fernsehgalerie Gerry Schum, Publication No.10, Düsseldorf.


Works made for magazines and catalogues

1972
Art and Egocentricity- a perlocutionary act? (excerpt), The New Art, Hayward Gallery, Arts Council of Greater Britain, London.

1971
I have decided to go to the Tate Gallery next Friday, Studio International, London, May. Did I Intend to do this Work, Wall Show, Lisson publications, London

1970
Decay in Interfunktionen, Cologne, no.4, March. This Statement appears on this Wall, Studio International, London July/August Exhibitions. A Specification for an Art Condition and Is it possible for me to do nothing as my contribution to this exhibition?, Interfunktionen, Cologne, no.5, November. Three Extensions, Publication, David Lamellas, Nigel Greenwood Inc Ltd.


Selected writings and statements

2004
Self Burial, 19:2:90 Television Interventions, Third Eye Center and Fernsehgalerie Gerry Schum Ready to School, Kunsthalle, Düsselforf.

1982
Sausages and Food, Creative Camera, October.

1976
Untitled Statement on The Visitors, Time Words and the Camera Zeit, Worte und die Kamera, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum, Joanneum, Graz. Snapshots, Arte Inglese Oggi, 1960-76, Palazzo Reale, Milan.

1973
Untitled statement, Beyond Painting and Sculpture, Arts Council of Great Britain.


Selected Interviews with the artist

2001
Interview with Catherine Mosely in Conception, Conceptual Documents 1968-1972, Norwich Gallery, Norwich.

1997
Interview with John Roberts, The Impossible Document: Photography and Conceptual Art in Britain 1966-1976, Camerawork, London.


Selected group exhibitions catalogues

2007
Centre of the Creative Universe: Liverpool and the Avant Garde, Tate Liverpool.
How We Are: Photographing Britain, Tate Britain, London.

2006
How To Improve the World: 60 Years of British Art, Hayward Gallery, London.

2004
Behind the Facts: Interfunktionen 1968-75, Fundació Joan Miró, Centre d'Estudis d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona.

2002
Blast to Freeze, British Art in the 20th Century, Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg.

2000
Live In Your Head: Concept and Experiment in Britain 1965-1975, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.

1998
Chemical Traces: Photography and Conceptual Art 1965-1975, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.

1991
De-Composition: Constructed Photography in Britain, British Council touring exhibition, Oriel Gallery & Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.

1989
Through the Looking Glass: Photographic Art in Britain 1945-1989, Barbican Art Gallery, London.

1988
Three Artists in Wales, Oriel Gallery, Cardiff.

1987
Mysterious Coincidences: New British Colour Photography, The Photographers' Gallery, London and Ffotogallery, Cardiff.

1984
1965-72: When Attitudes Became Form, Kettles Yard, Cambridge & Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.

1983
The Prosaic Landscape, Ffotogallery, Cardiff & Museum of Modern Art, Oxford.

1981
British Art 1940-1980, The Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, London.
British Sculpture in the Twentieth Century, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.

1980-86
Photography as Medium, British Council touring exhibition.

1980
Gerry Schum, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam & Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam.

1972
Seven Exhibitions, Tate Gallery, London.

1971
Roadshow: A New English Enquiry, XI Bienal de SPaulo.

1970
Idea Structures, Camden Arts Centre, London.
Information, Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Art as Idea in England, CAYC (Centro de Arte y Comunicación), Buenos Aires.
The British Avant Garde, New York Cultural Center, New York.

1969-70
Konzeption-Conception, StMuseum, Leverkusen.
557,087, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
955,000, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver.




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