All posts tagged “Land Art

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Ashes to dust

Date stamp: 1977. The Cold War raged on. Nuclear war felt like a real possibility. Unemployment was skyrocketing. The planet seemed to be dying. Amid the gloom, British sculptor David Nash offered a gesture toward a brighter 21st century: He planted a ring of 22 ash… Read More

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Candid camera

For the birds… or not. From afar, Czech artist Jakub Geltner’s installations appear to be flocks roosting on rocks. Zoom in and find a commentary on surveillance. The series “Nest” – which includes this recent piece for Sculpture By the Sea in Aarhus, Denmark –… Read More

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Pool party

  Another meeting of sand and water (can you tell I’m landlocked?), though this time self-consciously so. Last month, Austrian artist Alfredo Barsuglia planted Social Pool in the Mojave desert of Southern California, a nod to other land art installations in remote Western regions: Walter… Read More