land art

Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty – Everything you need to know

What is it? Spiral Jetty is one of the most well-known earthwork sculptures, as well as the most famous and influential work by sculptor Robert Smithson. Shortly after the Spiral Jetty was constructed in 1970, it has faced different challenges. People have been wanting to destroy the project and putting the land on which it …

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Agnes Denes - Wheatfield - A Confrontation, 1982, Battery Park Landfill, Downtown Manhattan

Why did Agnes Denes create this Wheatfield in New York?

Wheatfield – A Confrontation Agnes Denes is a renowned Hungary-American and artist with numerous pioneering artworks that carried a prophetic message. In the act of protest against global warming and economic inequality, she planted an expansive wheatfield in a landfill created after the construction of the Twin Towers, in downtown Manhattan, in 1982. The field …

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The story behind Walter de Maria’s impressive Lightning field

The Lightning Field created by sculptor Walter De Maria is today celebrated as one of the 20th century’s most noteworthy installations of land art. As one of the seminal artists and the founding fathers of land art, Walter De Maria completely revolutionized the way in which audiences perceived art especially during the 1960s, which …

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Walter de Maria’s New York Earth Room – What makes it a crowd pleaser?

Who was Walter de Maria? Walter de Maria was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century having participated in four popular movements including installation art, minimalism, land art, and conceptualism. Walter de Maria was an astute artist who drew upon elements of sublime and mathematical absolutes in some of his installations and …

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Jaehyo Lee (이재효) & his massive organic sculptures – Our top 10

Jaehyo Lee (b. 1965, Hapchen, South Korea) graduated in 1992 with a BFA from the Hong-Ik University in Seoul. Combining distinct traces of Land Art, Arte Povera and Minimalism Lee´s works cast a questioning eye over the roots of form, its function and its role within the natural world. Work between modern art and …

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