Sculpture

Steeped in Exploration,by Matthew Mazzotta

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Artist: Matthew Mazzotta Title: Steeped in Exploration – “A Teahouse without Tea!” Year created: 2009-2011 Location: Smalle Ee, Netherlands Materials: Methane digester, cow manure, kettle, tea, small building made of local materials What is the piece’s impact? It lead to the creation of…

Not a Cornfield, by Lauren Bon

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Artist: Lauren Bon Title:  Not a Cornfield Year created: 2005-2006 Location: Los Angeles, USA Materials: A corn field, website, and the cycle of plantation and harvest. What is the piece’s impact? The project transformed a 32-acre industrial brownfield site into a cornfield for one…

Rhinewater Purification Plant, by Hans Haacke

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Artist: Hans Haacke Title: Rhinewater Purification Plant Year created: 1972 Location: Museum Haus Lange in Krefeld, Germany Materials: Contaminated water, purification system, goldfish. What is the piece’s impact? Within the museum, the piece purified water that would have otherwise be sent into the…

Spoil’s Pile, by Helen Mayer and Newton Harrison

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 Artist: Helen Mayer and Newton Harrison Title:  Spoil’s Pile  Year created: 1977-1979 Location: Art Park, New York Materials: diverted construction waste, seeds What is the piece’s impact? it led to the creation of a 3000 pile earthwork, which gradually became a 20 acre flowering meadow.  How…

7000 Oaks, by Joseph Beuys

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Artist: Joseph Beuys Title:  7000 Eichen – Stadtverwaldung statt Stadtverwaltung (7000 Oaks – City Forestation Instead of City Administration) Year created: 1982-1987 Location: Kassel, Germany Materials: Trees, basalt stone What is the piece’s impact? This project led to the planting of seven thousand trees in Kassel.…

Rock Garden of Chandigarh, by Nek Chand

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Artist: Nek Chand Title: Rock Garden of Chandigarh Year created: 1957 – 1976 Location: Chandigarh, India Materials: local industrial and residential waste. What is the piece’s impact? As a result of the artistic intervention on this site, in 1976 the park was inaugurated as a public…