Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1977

On November 4th at Stanford, a lecture by Miwon Kwon: “Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1977” (a work in progress). 

A roundtable will take place on November 5th. According to the announcement, it 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.  In addition to attending to the long-overlooked performative and process dimensions of works by artists such as Michael Heizer, Walter De Maria, or Nancy Holt, Ends of the Earth positions Land Art as a media practice as much as a sculptural one, focusing on the extent to which photography, film, and television served an integral part of its formation.  The exhibition will also provide an international perspective to challenge the myth of Land Art as primarily a North American phenomenon and question the presumption that this art of remote locations and difficult landscapes sought to escape the art system.”