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Brian Coney
15 February 2022, 14:32

Giant Burning Man sculptures to go on display at English stately home, Chatsworth House

Radical Horizons: The Art of Burning Man is free and open to the public from 9th April


A Derbyshire stately home is to become the new home for a dozen huge sculptures from Burning Man festival.

Set to go on display throughout the 1,000-acre Chatsworth Park, Radical Horizons: The Art of Burning Man at Chatsworth will feature 12 towering sculptures from the annual Nevada event. Access to view the collection will be free and open to the public from 9th April to 1st October.

Featuring sculptures including Christina Sporrong's The Flybrary, Randy Polumbo's Lodestar, and Wings of Glory by Adrian Landon, the exhibition is comprised of eight existing sculptures and four new works that will be built on-site at Chatsworth.

In a statement, Kim Cook, Director of Creative Initiatives at Burning Man, said: “We’ve come to understand Chatsworth as a place to foster innovation, creativity, thoughtfulness and thinkers since its early days, something that is also central to our work and ethos at Burning Man."

"Our hope is that the art in the landscape will provoke joy, new ways of viewing, and be an invitation to make up your own story about meaning as you explore the beautiful expanse of Chatsworth.”

“We’re delighted to be announcing this celebratory programme for Chatsworth," added the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. "The exhibition in the house is a marker in time - a record of our acquisitions that we want to share with others - while the sculptures in the park continue the great tradition of the estate as a backdrop for contemporary works. We very much hope that visitors find inspiration here in this special place.”

Burning Man returns from 28th August to 5th September this year. It will mark the first edition of the event since 2019, following two consecutive cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A virtual event happened in place of the in-person festival last summer.