Andy Goldsworthy’s Amazing Interventions Around the World

Beginning today, Galerie Lelong in New York presents Interventions in the Landscape, a group show featuring film and photography by artists who engage, manipulate, and transform landscapes. It’s a given that British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy would be included. His large-scale ice arches, snaking walls, and trompe l’oeil leaf assemblages have been working with and defying natural forces for decades, translating the elements of the landscape from objects in a passive backdrop to subjects with agency. The only problem with his work? You usually have to travel to see it. We’re taking this opportunity to bring to you a roundup of the various site specific installations by Goldsworthy currently on view around the world. Whether you’re at the Galerie Lelong in New York or on the island of Alderney in the United Kingdom, here is where the Goldsworthy’s at.


Andy Goldsworthy, Alderney Stone, 2011. Mixed materials. Installation view on Alderney Island, Guernsey, UK. © Andy Goldsworthy. Courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York.

In April 2011, 11 large stones of compacted soil from the island of Alderney were placed at various locations around the island and unveiled to the public. The stones — structured internally with heavy chains and barbed wire — were the culmination of several years’ work by Goldsworthy and his team. For the “inaugural walk” on April 21 — the walk was over 10 miles — one stone, the Fort Albert Stone, was shot with an air rifle to cause the first change. Get a closer look at how the stones were built by visiting the web site for the project.