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Title Ends of the earth : land art to 1974 / organized by Philipp Kaiser and Miwon Kwon.

Imprint Los Angeles, California : The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles ; Munich, Germany ; London, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Distributed by Prestel, [2012], ©2012.

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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    709.0407 END    Available
Description 263 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note This publication accompanies the exhibition "Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974," organized by Philipp Kaiser and Miwon Kwon and presented at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 1 April-30 July 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-261).
Contents Ends of the earth and back / Philipp Kaiser and Miwon Kwon -- Willoughby Sharp on the "earth art" exhibition at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1969 -- Not sculpture. Along the way to land art / Jane McFadden ; Interview with Seth Siegelaub -- Elsewhere. Desert ends / Emily Eliza Scott ; Virginia Dwan on changing boundaries -- Media. Land art's multiple sites / Tom Holert ; Interview with Germano Celant -- Urban grounds. Earth beneath Detroit / Julian Myers ; Yona Fischer on barriers and connections -- Transatlantic crossings. The case of Munich, 1968-1972 / Julienne Lorz ; Laszlo Glozer on pure dirt, pure earth, pure land : a European perspective on the beginnings of land art.
Summary "This catalogue to accompany the museum exhibition traces the emergence of the artistic impulses to use the earth as material, land as medium, and to locate works in remote sites, beyond familiar art contexts. Significantly, "Ends of the Earth" challenges many myths about Land art--that it was primarily a North American phenomenon, that it was foremost a sculptural practice, and that it exceeds the confines of the art system. Featuring over 100 artists hailing from countries including Great Britain, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States, the exhibition constitutes the most comprehensive survey of Land art to date"-- Provided by publisher.
"The fascinating and generously illustrated catalogue documents the history of Land art from its emergence during the early 1960s through 1974. A companion volume to the first large-scale exhibition on Land art, this book traces the emergence of the artistic impulses to use the earth as material, land as medium, and to locate works in remote sites, beyond familiar art contexts. Ends of the Earth challenges many myths about Land art-that it was primarily a North American phenomenon, that it was foremost a sculptural practice, and that it exceeds the confines of the art system. Essays by leading young scholars will offer new insights into Land art's emergence, including its intrinsic connection to media, its dreams of an elsewhere, the attraction of wastelands, and the problems inherent in a historical evaluation of site-specific or ephemeral art. The book will also include a series of reflections from the major curators, critics, and dealers who helped to make Land art both as work and discourse in the 1960s and 1970s"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Earthworks (Art) -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Kaiser, Philipp, 1972-
Kwon, Miwon.
Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.)
ISBN 9783791351940 hardback
379135194X hardback

 
    
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