Tag Archive for land art

Storm King Art Center

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Project: Storm King Art Center Year created: 1960 Location: New Windsor, NY What is the piece’s impact? Originally conceived as a museum for Hudson River School art, the founders eventually became enamored with modern sculpture, Several pieces were initially sited directly outside the Museum Building, but as the…

Echigo Tsumari Art Field

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Project: Echigo Tsumari Art Field Year created: 2000 Location: the Echigo-Tsumari region of Japan What is the piece’s impact? Currently, approximately 160 artworks by artists from all over the world are dotted across the Echigo-Tsumari Art Field. This project also includes the…

Time Landscape, by Alan Sonfist

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Artist: Alan Sonfist Title: Time Landscape Year created: 1965 (concept) – unveiled 1978 Location: New York City, USA Materials: Plants that were native to this area in pre-colonial times. What is the piece’s impact? “Sonfist and local community members used a palette of native…

Tree Mountain, by Agnes Denes

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Artist: Agnes Denes Title: Tree Mountain – A living Timecapsule – 11,000 trees, 11,000 people, 400 years  Year created: announced in 1992, opened 1996 Location: Ylöjärvi, Finland Materials: trees, man made mountain near gravels pits What is the piece’s impact? This project led to the…

A forest for Australia, by Agnes Denes

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Artist: Agnes Denes Title: A forest for Australia  Year created: 1996 Location: Melbourne, Australia Materials: Trees What is the piece’s impact? 6,000 of an endangered species of tree were planted as a waste water treatment facility, forming five spirals, which, due to the varying…

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…

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…

Edible Estates, Fritz Haeg et al.

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Artist: Fritz Haeg, and many collaborators Title: Edible Estates Year created: 2005 – ongoing Location: Started in the US – now in many countries including Demanrk, Isreal, Hungary, Turkey, and Italy. Materials: Front lawns, gardens What is the piece’s impact? Residential front lawns…

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.…