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Developed by MOCA for Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974, this interactive feature maps key artworks included in the exhibition, pinpointing their original locations to demonstrate the global nature of Land art and its relationship to real places and times. Click on an artist’s name to begin. Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974 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. Organized by MOCA Senior Curator Philipp Kaiser and co-curator Miwon Kwon, Professor of Art History at UCLA, the exhibition highlights the early years of untested artistic experimentations and concludes in the mid-1970s before Land art becomes a fully institutionalized category. Major support is provided by Barbara Kruger and L&M Arts, LA. The exhibition is also made possible by Kathi and Gary Cypres. Related:  Land Art

christo's big air package opens in germany mar 19, 2013 christo's big air package opens in germany ‘big air package’ by christo and jeanne-claude, germanyimage © wolfgang volzall images courtesy of christo and jeanne claude big air packagegasometer oberhausen, germanyon view now through 30 december 2013 view from the top of the tank image © wolfgang volz shape, material and light engulf the viewers visitors are dwarfed by the vast field of fabric light graduates over interior surfaces the diffused day creates a gradient view up from the bottom hoisting the inflatable material was lifted 90 meters high seams are check and moved before inflation repairs are made on site construction view of seam checks and repairs image © andré grossmann proposed light compositions accompany architectural plans drawings articulate the frameless intention and monumental scale image © andré grossmann cat garcia menocal I designboom

Impermanent Sand Paintings by Andres Amador San Francisco-area landscape artist Andreas Amador etches massive sand drawings onto beaches during full moons when his canvas reaches its largest potential. Using only a rake and often several helpers the geometric and organic shapes are slowly carved into the sand, often interacting with the physical topography like the stones in a zen garden. The works exist for only a few moments, just long enough to snap a few photographs before being completely engulfed by the encroaching tide.

CDOT: Christo's Over the River will get serious traffic review Posted: 06/21/2012 12:57:05 PM MDT This artist's drawing provided by Christo shows an image of a proposed art project by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude that would suspend 5.9 miles of silvery, translucent fabric above parts of the Arkansas River in southern Colorado. (Provided by Christo | via AP) Christo's Over The River project, which calls for draping huge fabric panels from cables over parts of the Arkansas River, will be carefully scrutinized for its potential impact on traffic on U.S. 50 — just like any other huge project, Colorado Department of Transportation officials said today. The $50 million art installation is being attacked by a group from Cañon City as being dangerous, especially to anyone living near the headwaters of the Arkansas River and in Bighorn Sheep Canyon. The group, Rags Over the Arkansas River (ROAR), offered their objections to the state Transportation Commission today. ROAR also presented studies attesting to the dangers of the project to the commission.

Desert Breath | Danae Stratou Desert Breath | Land Art project | by D.A.ST. Arteam | 1997 Desert Breath is a Land Art project created by D.A.ST. Arteam. The team was founded in 1995 by: Danae Stratou (installation artist), Alexandra Stratou (industrial designer & architect), Stella Konstantinidis (architect), for the purpose of creating this project. The project is rooted in our common desire to work in the desert. Desert Breath expands in an area of 100.000 m2, in the eastern Sahara desert bordering the Red Sea in El Gouna, Egypt. Located between the sea and a body of mountains at the point where the immensity of the sea meets the immensity of the desert, the work functions on two different levels in terms of viewpoint: from above as a visual image, and from the ground, walking the spiral pathway, a physical experience. The construction of Desert Breath was completed in March 1997. D.A.ST. Scroll down to watch documentation video

WeTheUrban ART: Desert Breath by Danae Stratou Created by Greek artist Danae Stratou and the DAST art team in the mid-90s, this breathtaking land art installation is called “Desert Breath.” It covers 100,000 square meters in the Egyptian desert near the Red Sea, and took several years to create. At its center was a fairly deep pool of water, and the whole project was designed to slowly erode over time. You can learn more about the project in the video above or read about it here. Images via D.A.ST.

ABOUT | RedBall Project The RedBall Project : Artist Statement Through the RedBall Project I utilize my opportunity as an artist to be a catalyst for new encounters within the everyday. Through the magnetic, playful, and charismatic nature of the RedBall the work is able to access the imagination embedded in all of us. On the surface, the experience seems to be about the ball itself as an object, but the true power of the project is what it can create for those who experience it. It opens a doorway to imagine what if? As RedBall travels around the world people approach me on the street with excited suggestions about where to put it in their city. - Kurt Perschke This is from an interview I did for a show at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art. UICA interview with Kurt Perschke from Kurt Perschke on Vimeo. Kurt Perschke’s RedBall UK from Danny Cooke on Vimeo.

Land art : Christo et Jeanne Claude Biographie Christo Javacheff est né à Gabrovo, en Bulgarie, le 13 juin 1935. Il se dit Bulgare macédonien d'origine tchèque. Son père possédait une usine de produits chimiques et sa mère était secrétaire générale de l’Académie des Beaux-Arts de Sofia jusqu’en 1931. En 1963, il côtoie le groupe des nouveaux réalistes. Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon est française. Christo est plutôt l'artiste, et Jeanne-Claude l'organisatrice : « Les réalisations destinées à l'extérieur sont signées par Christo et Jeanne-Claude, les dessins par Christo »[réf. nécessaire]. Leur travail Ils utilisent le tissu pour créer des oeuvres éphémères en « emballant » des paysages, des monuments, des lieux. « Révéler en cachant » Christo réalise un travail de Titan grandiose, monumental et éphémère, c’est ceci qui marque aussi leur originalité, prendre autant de temps uniquement pour un résultat qui ne durera qu'un court laps de temps. Christo recherche une vision populaire, une popularité de leur art.

Land Art "Running Fence" en Californie... "Valley Curtain" dans la vallée du Colorado Emballage d'une côte en Australie... Emballage d'arbres en Suisse... "The Umbrellas" en Californie... et en bleu au Japon... Enfin la plus connue, "Surrounded islands" au large de Miami... Merci à Valérie du site Cosmobranche qui m' fait découvrir cet artiste ;-) Du land art avec des éléments simples, ici des pierres... Land art avec de l'humour... Land art minimaliste... Une réalisation qui rappelle Jim Denevan... Voir l'album photo des oeuvres de Turrell

février 2012 CHRISTO et JEANNE-CLAUDE, Surrounded Islands, îles de la baie de Biscayne, Miami, 1983. Projet de 1980 à 1983. En mai 1983, onze îlots artificiels servant surtout de décharges à ordures sont encerclés pendant deux semaines d'une ceinture en polypropylène (603 850 m2) rose fuchsia. Que signifient les termes, « Land Art » ? Les termes "Land Art" signifient "art du paysage", "art du territoire". Quels est le pays où ce courant a vu le jour ? Ce courant est né dans les paysages désertiques de l'Ouest américain, à la fin des années 1960 (dès 1967-68). Quelles raisons ont poussé les artistes à travailler dans la nature (oeuvres in situ) et à utiliser cette dernière comme support et matériau ? Les artistes de ce courant ont été marqués par le Minimalisme (mouvement américain contemporain) et ont hérité de son goût du concept, de l’abstraction, de l’espace réel et de l’utilisation de formes géométriques (notamment le cercle et la sphère). -en Ecosse, Richard LONG (né en 1945), -ou Nils UDO,