Call for Artists Proposals LAND/ART, summer/fall, 2009 (Lá Fora… 71)

Proposals for exhibitions and installations for LAND/ART are being sought by
The Harwood Art Center and Richard Levy Gallery.

Deadline: November 17, 2008

In the summer and fall of 2009 many of New Mexico arts organizations will join
together to present LAND/ART, exploring relationships of land, art and
community through exhibitions, site-specific art works, lectures and a
culminating book. Focusing on “environmental” or “land” art, the collaboration
seeks to address our changing relationship to nature, and to offer a new or
previously unconsidered understanding of the place in which we live.
Historically, New Mexico has been a place where the intersection of nature and
culture is at issue. In the 1960s and ’70s, the American Southwest was the
location of the first generation of Land Art or Earthworks, including such
major projects as Walter De Maria’s The Lightning Field and Charles Ross’ Star
Axis in New Mexico, Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty and Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels
in Utah, and James Turrell’s Roden Crater in Arizona. Since then, the Land Art
genre has been subsumed under the more general term “environmental art” which
is a highly diverse and vital feature of contemporary art around the world.
This new genre recognizes that what we now think of as the “environment” has
broadened to include the global community, the microscopic world, and cyber
space as well as wilderness, the urban environment and suburban sprawl. It
includes ecological activism, reclamation and remediation projects, and
ephemeral site-specific performances, among many other approaches, all of which
have in common art and artists that respond to features of our natural

Information for proposal submissions can be
found by clicking onto the following link



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