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Broken Ground: New Directions in Land Art

Published February 9, 2017

Broken Ground: New Directions in Land Art

Jeff Beekman, Curator.

February 17 – March 26, 2017;

Reception February 17, 6-8pm.

Erika Osborne’s oil on canvas painting The Chasm of Bingham in “Broken Ground: New Directions in Land Art.”

Erika Osborne’s oil on canvas painting The Chasm of Bingham in “Broken Ground: New Directions in Land Art.”

Curator Jeff Beekman states that Land Art, one of the seminal movements beginning in the late-1960s was largely born out of a frustration with the growing commercialization of the art world and the limitations of the traditional “white cube” gallery. At its core this movement sought to tie together artwork and the landscape into which the works were inextricably merged. The most well-known early examples took the form of dramatic interventions into the landscapes of primarily the American Southwest. What has emerged since the formative years has become a sophisticated and varied extension of the discussions of the early practitioners. This movement has grown to encompass issues of ecology and sustainability, an exploration of how human and natural forces have shaped one another in historical and contemporary landscapes, and an exploration of past approaches to the mythologies we have about land, particularly as it relates to the concept of manifest destiny and borders.

 

This program is sponsored in part by the City of Tallahassee, Leon County & Visit Tallahassee, the Council on Culture and Arts, and the Division of Cultural Affairs.

 

Up coming related events:

February 16 7-8:30

William Johnston Building 2004

Artists’ Talk with the Postcommodity Collective

 

February 20, 1:00 – 2:30 pm

FAB room 249

Being There: Interdisciplinary Models for Place-based Creative and Critical Arts Pedagogy

 

February 21, 4pm

February 28, 7pm

FAB room 249

Screening of Lucy Raven’s digital still animation China Town

 

 

 

The Museum is pleased to acknowledge The Peace on Earth Gift for the Land Art Exhibition