Act 7: Land Art

Act 7:

Land Art

07.07.2008 - 08.07.2008

It is precisely because of Land Art’s evasion of a fixed definition that allows the art of the present to expand, obfuscate or demystify the many motifs that have taken hold within it.

Indeed a concern with remoteness, together with the powerful allure of specific sites, weaves throughout the films’ itinerary, which includes the sewers of New York and Vienna (Gordon Matta-Clark, Hans Schabus), the deserts of California (Mario Garcia Torres), the mountains of the Basque country (Ibon Aranberri), and the beaches of Taveuni (Nikolaj Recke).

Monday, 7 July, 2008
GERRY SCHUM, Land Art, 1969. (Richard Long, Barry Flanagan, Dennis Oppenheim, Robert Smithson, Marinus Boezem, Jan Dibbets, Walter de Maria).
NANCY HOLT & ROBERT SMITHSON, Mono Lake, 1968/2004.
ROBERT SMITHSON, Floating Island to Travel Around Manhattan Island, 1970/2005.
GORDON MATTA-CLARK, Substrait (Underground Dailies), 1976.

Tuesday, 8 July,  2008
FRANCIS ALŸS, Cuando la fe mueve montañas (Making of), 2002.
DONNA CONLON, Country Road, 2002.
HANS SCHABUS, Western, 2002.
IBON ARANBERRI, Zuloa (Ir.T. no 513), 2004.
MARIO GARCIA TORRES, Abandoned and Forgotten Land Works That Are Not Necessarily  Meant To Be Seen As Art, 2004.
THIAGO ROCHA PITTA, Zênite invertido / Inverted Zenith, 2005.
DAMIÁN ORTEGA, Reticencia al trabajo, Segunda parte, 2006.
NIKOLAJ RECKE, Tomorrow is today, 2006.
JORDAN WOLFSON, Landscape for Fire, 2007.
CYPRIEN GAILLARD, Real Remnants of Fictive Wars VI, 2008.

Latitudes is an independent curatorial office based in Barcelona, Spain. Exhibition projects include: ‘A Stake in the Mud, A Hole in the Reel: Land Art’s Expanded Field 1968–2008’, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City and tour (2008); ‘Greenwashing. Environment: Perils, Promises and Perplexities’, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2008); ‘Extraordinary Rendition’, NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona (2007). Editorial projects include: ‘LAND, ART: A Cultural Ecology Handbook’ (2006) and UOVO/14 ‘Ecology, Luxury and Degradation’ (2007). Latitudes organised a 3-day symposium for the Sharjah Biennial 8, UAE in 2007. Among other they have curated an exhibition with Lawrence Weiner, Fundació Suñol, Barcelona (October 2008). Latitudes is on the Editorial Board of The Bookmakers Ed.,Turin and are curatorial advisors for APT Intelligence.

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