Tag Archives: Robert Smithson

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‘It’s Not About Light—It Is Light’

Three major museum shows provide an unprecedented chance to assess the optical, intangible, and mesmerizing art of James Turrell Read More

The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Raft of the Medusa, 2004.
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Meet the Bruces: High Quality Comes to Brooklyn Museum

The collaborative tricksters Bruce High Quality Foundation offer love, chicanery, & more Read More

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Smithson Trumps Snooki: New Jersey is State of the Art

Princeton gives Jersey its props, MoMA’s Capital Exchange program drops, Cleveland rocks a mega-multi-touch-screen, and more museum news Read More

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‘Macky Exmouse’

‘Macky Exmouse’ from the Archives of American Art Read More

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That Seventies Sensibility

A wave of exhibitions shows how the open-ended, experimental, hardscrabble, less cynical esthetic of the ’70s is appealing to artists and curators Read More

Disappearing Forest of Germany, 2009.  ©ALAN SONFIST/COURTESY THE ARTIST
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Separating the Trees from the Forest

Alan Sonfist has built a career as an urban land artist. Read More

Visitors could walk through the partly disassembled Gulf Stream camper featured in the installation Quiver of Arrows at 303 Gallery in New York last year.
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Britain’s Curator of Garbage

Mike Nelson’s multiroom installations hint at marginal lives and fallen ideologies. Read More

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Turning Over a New Leaf

Inspired by the ecological crisis, artists are seeking to connect with nature on a personal level—listening to glaciers, talking to plants, or taking biospheres for a walk. Read More

Aleksandra Mir’s “spoof on Earth Art and art history” transformed a Dutch beach into a lunar landscape of hills and craters for a day in l999. COURTESY THE ARTIST (2)
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Moving Mountains, Walking on Water

As artists like James Turrell and Michael Heizer continue to toil on their massive Earthworks, caretakers of other examples of Land Art are facing questions of conservation, access, and environmental impact. Meanwhile, more ecologically conscious artists have been updating the genre. Read More