The Ethics of Earth Art

The Ethics of Earth Art

Book - 2010
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"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."--Pub. desc.
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2010.
ISBN: 9780816665884
0816665885
9780816665891
0816665893
Branch Call Number: 709.04 BOETZKES
Characteristics: ix, 227 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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