Major New Multifaceted Exhibition Focuses on Ecology and Environmental Issues
Left, raw materials for the “Expo 1″ colony, and right, explanatory text and a rendering of what it…
…commissioned for the centenary of Canberra, ‘The Sky Whale’ hot-air balloon by Sierra Leonean artist Patricia Piccinini
NGC922 courtesy of NASA, ESA; Acknowledgement: Nick Rose
Claire Fanjul (b.1986, Belgium)
The work of Claire Fanjul is placed under the sign of ambivalence. This young artist is steeped in the ancient culture and also mastered the traditional techniques such as engraving and etching. She draws her inspiration from the repertoire of primitive Flemish and German to shape her dreams and gives clearly a vision of the imagination of our century. Fanjul’s ink and line drawings have a dark edge with twisted characters, faces and fauna intertwined in a tapestry that tells its own story.
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Listening to the Stories of Volta
Maria Torp, “Rivers and Red Nails”
This year’s Volta NY spoke many different dialects, but most of them seemed to stem from the same language.
Mieke Geenen: BODYSCOPES
digital mandalas of human tissue
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Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974 is the first large-scale, historical-thematic exhibition to deal broadly with Land art, capturing the simultaneous impulse emergent in the 1960s to use the earth as an artistic medium and to locate works in remote sites far from familiar art contexts. Organized by MOCA Senior Curator Philipp Kaiser and co-curator Miwon Kwon, Professor of Art History at UCLA, the exhibition highlights the early years of untested artistic experimentations and concludes in the mid-1970s before Land art becomes a fully institutionalized category. Rather than romanticizing notions of “return to nature” or an “escape from culture”, the exhibition provides a comprehensive overview that reveals the complexity of the movement’s social and political engagement with the historical conditions of its time. Ends of the Earth exposes Land art as a media practice as much as a sculptural one, focusing on the extent to which language, photography, film, and television served as an integral and not a secondary or supplementary part of its formation. Over eighty artists and projects from United Kingdom, Japan, Israel, Iceland, Eastern and Northern Europe, as well as North and South Americas are included in the show. Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974 is organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, in collaboration with Haus der Kunst, Munich.
Images: Superstudio, Cube of Forest on the Golden Gate, 1970-71 (Above), Zorka Saglova, Laying Napkins Near Sudomer, 1970 (Below)
On MoCA’s website there’s a google view of each site: http://www.moca.org/landart/