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The Ethics of Earth Art

Amanda Boetzkes


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. This book 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 elu ... More

Keywords: earth art movement, nature, land-based sculptures, body art, installations, public protest art, community projects, ethical concern

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780816665884
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816665884.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amanda Boetzkes, author