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The Unchanging, Ever-Changing Earth Room
The New York Earth Room, an installation by the New York–based artist and musician Walter De Maria, who died in 2013. De Maria was part of the 1970s Land Art movement that included such compatriots as Robert Smithson, of Spiral Jetty fame, and Michael Heizer, whose City is an enormous monument complex in the Nevada desert still under construction. Their work deals with massive scales, both in time and space. In October 1977, the German art dealer Heiner Friedrich hosted The Earth Room as an exhibition at his gallery, which then occupied the Wooster Street space, where the dealer also lived in a front apartment. The installation was meant to last for three months, but it never left, and in 1980, Friedrich helped found the Dia Foundation, an art organization that has pledged to preserve De Maria’s work in (more or less) perpetuity. This year marks the fortieth anniversary of The Earth Room’s quiet persistence, which Dia is marking with commemorative events and ongoing exhibitions of De Maria’s work.
walterdemaria  theparisreviewblog  landart  installationart  thenewyorkearthroom  woosterstreet  soho 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Harold Berg donates a film about Matta-Clark to the MACBA
In a world premiere, the film My Summer 77 with Gordon Matta-Clark, about Office Baroque, one of the artist's last building cuts, in Antwerp, will be shown for the first time. Berg has also donated the film Office Baroque by Cherica Convents and Roger Staylaerts.
vídeo  art  gordonmattaclark  mysummer77  officebaroque  videoart  installationart  modernart  macba 
june 2015 by brendanmcfadden
Kendrick Lamar's video director Kahlil Joseph takes his hypnotic art to MOCA
The video is like a feverish dream of Los Angeles. Beneath the sprawling, horizontal cityscape, a marching band grooves on an empty field. Young boys drip-dry after a dip in the pool. A woman with a tower of gray hair and a kindly gaze stands before a cooler of beer. Muscular, tattooed men pose for a group portrait. A horse gallops down a dim city avenue. And a man hangs upside-down, vampire-like, from a street light at night.
kendricklamar  kahiljoseph  art  music  hiphop  losangeles  MOCA  installation  installationart  video  film  musicvideo  museum 
june 2015 by brendanmcfadden

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