Land Art

Abstract

The term Land Art designates a diversified group of artistic practices that, in the 1960’s and 1970’s, took the landscape as inscription support, transformation vehicle and critical model. Under that name — or others, like Earthworks, Earth Art or Environmental Art — we find proposals through which the artists challenged the safety of the white cube of the gallery or of the museum, to risk to transform the landscape in a place of experimentation and invention. Its works, usually site-specific, oscillate between the superhuman scale and the small scale of one-to-one. However, due to its nature or to the artists’ choice, many just survived in documental or procedural [processual] records. From the desert to urban and industrial spaces [sites], from the gallery to the museum, Land Art reveals the combination of contradictory motivations and it is said that expresses, with few exceptions, an idea of landscape that is fundamentally North American.

Author(s)
Year 2010
Type Other
Publication Dicionário Crítico de Arte, Imagem, Linguagem e cultura
Publisher CECL/Parque Arqueológico do Côa
Local Vila Nova de Foz Côa