As A.i.A. senior editor William S. Smith pointed out in his essay on Michael Heizer (whose 1970 installation Actual Size: Munich Rotary is on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art through April 10) our April issue, “Land art was photogenic out of necessity . . . images produced in tandem with the construction of giant earthworks could greatly expand the works’ aesthetic and conceptual range.” In that spirit, we’ve gathered selection of archival and recent Read more
Dave Hickey tackled Land art with characteristic vigor in an essay for A.i.A.'s September-October 1971 issue. With occasional detours into country music and The Wizard of Oz, he speculated on what seeing Land art as a new form of landscape, and on what this reconfiguration of "ground" would mean the status of the art object. Along the way he slips in a provocative thesis opposing Pop art and Land art as the Read more
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