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Blinded by the Light: Myths and Visions of the Australian Landscape

by Marianne Templeton
Landscape is the fallback motif for curators and critics striving to bind together a disparate, difficult assortment of Indigenous and post-colonial works under the banner of 'Australian art'. It dominates the representation of Australia to an international audience in not only the visual arts, but also literature, film, and the tourism industry. The Royal Academy has also chosen this well-traversed route for its 200-strong exhibition of (mostly) paintings from the Great Southern Land. A theme... [more]
Posted by Marianne Templeton on 10/2/13
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Par Infinity: Earth Putt // Putt Works at Will Brown Gallery

by Christina Catherine Martinez
“The par is three for every hole,” we were told matter-of-factly, “except number two, which is par seventeen, and number seven, which is par infinity.” I didn’t like the sound of that, but the potential embarrassment of swinging into the night was outweighed by the shame of giving up. We’ll deal with it when we deal with it. Land art is not an exclusively American phenomenon, and neither is miniature golf, but we have muscled ourselves into being primarily associated with them. Land art (or... [more]
Posted by Christina Catherine Martinez on 8/10/12
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Naturally Human

by Taylor Ruby
“Interventions in the Landscape,” the group exhibition at Galerie Lelong, is an examination of the rather acrimonious relationship humans have with the natural world.  Documenting their creations, performances, and investigations through the uses of photography and film, seventeen artists expose the social, political, and emotional implications man-made actions have on our surroundings. In each of the works, made between 1968 and 2010, not only has a human presence been unceremoniously forced... [more]
Posted by Taylor Ruby on 7/24/11
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