|DAY 333||ART THROUGH THE AGES|
SPEAKING THROUGH THE EARTH
Surrounding islands with fabric, harnessing lightning to “perform” in a desert, filling a gallery with soil: Land or Environmental Art directly interfaces with the earth. As its many names suggest (Land Art, Environmental Art, Earthworks or occasionally Site Art), the work is usually huge in scale and sculptural.
WHEN & WHERE
c. Late 1960s–PresentUSA and Europe
This movement erupted in the landscape of the United States in the late 1960s—a time when many artists were challenging the very meaning of art and its status as a commodity. Land and Environmental ...