Formats
Anthologies
110
Audio
294
Catalogues
344
Clothing
25
Editions
30
Ephemera
54
Literary
40
Monographs
156
Posters
257
Video
40
Zines
135

Shop > Artists' Books

Out of Stock
#13064

The Ethics of Earth Art

Writer
Amanda Boetzkes
Date
2017
Publisher
University of Minnesota Press
Format
Artists' Books
Size
15 × 20 × 1.4 cm
Length
248 pp
Genre
Art History, Criticism, Environment
Description

Since its inception in the 1960s, the earth art movement has sought to make visible the elusive presence of nature. Though most often associated with monumental land-based sculptures, earth art encompasses a wide range of media, from sculpture, body art performances, and installations to photographic interventions, public protest art, and community projects.

In The Ethics of Earth Art, Amanda Boetzkes analyzes the development of the earth art movement, arguing that such diverse artists as Robert Smithson, Ana Mendieta, James Turrell, Jackie Brookner, Olafur Eliasson, Basia Irland, and Ichi Ikeda are connected through their elucidation of the earth as a domain of ethical concern. Boetzkes contends that in basing their works’ relationship to the natural world on receptivity rather than representation, earth artists take an ethical stance that counters both the instrumental view that seeks to master nature and the Romantic view that posits a return to a mythical state of unencumbered continuity with nature. By incorporating receptive surfaces into their work—film footage of glaring sunlight, an aperture in a chamber that opens to the sky, or a porous armature on which vegetation grows—earth artists articulate the dilemma of representation that nature presents.

Revealing the fundamental difference between the human world and the earth, Boetzkes shows that earth art mediates the sensations of nature while allowing nature itself to remain irreducible to human signification.

Softcover, perfect-bound, b&w

2010

  1. The Ethics of Earth Art
 

Related Items

  1. Amanda Boetzkes: Plastic Capitalism
  2. Alejandro A. Barbosa: Of Far Earth
  3. Seth Fluker: Earth People
  4. Kathryn Yusoff: A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None
  5. Grace Lee Boggs: Living for Change
  6. Veronika Ivanova: Poetics of Transgression: Ethics of Encounter
  7. Critical Ethnic Studies: Volume 2 Issue 2
  8. Miško Šuvakovi?: The Clandestine Histories of the OHO Group
  9. Swimming in the Center of the Earth
  10. Kristian Handberg: Conquering the Present in the Long Sixties
  11. Maria Bussmann: Waldrolle
  12. Eric Doeringer: The Rematerialization Of The Art Object
  13. Errol Richardson: Manifold
  14. Changwei Luo: Da Qin Island
  15. Andrew Zealley: The Earth of the Clinic, A PSBEUYS workbook
  16. Parasitic Ventures Press : Good and Evil
  17. Arnaud Gerspacher: The Owls Are Not What They Seem: Artist as Ethologist
  18. Parkett #74
  19. Petrit Halilaj
  20. Nadia Myre: En[counter]s
  21. Caterina Albano: Out of Breath
  22. Francesca Vivenza: Terra Cotta
  23. David Kennedy Cutler: Against Geology/The Blossoms of Greenpoint
  24. Ashley Bedet and Fionn Duffy: A Three-Body Problem
  25. Kevin Schmidt: How to Make a Large Format Photograph of the Horizon from the Edge of Space
  26. Andrew Dadson: Visible Heavens from 1850 - 2008
  27. Matthew Brannon, Ellen Gallagher, Paul McCarthy, and Anri Sala: Parkett # 73
  28. Gerry Schum
  29. Air Show
  30. Giacomo Santiago Rogado: In-Between Things
  31. Conrad Guevara, Lindsay Tully, and Lana Williams: bonanza: some type of way
  32. Emma Waltraud Howes: Ankyloglossia (n. Tongue-tie)
  33. Art City
  34. Travis Jeppesen: Victims
  35. Luciano Fabro: Kunst wordt terug Kunst/L’Art Redevient L’Art