HomeArticlesThe Case for Land Art | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios The Case for Land Art | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios By Frank Lundy September 23, 2019 Articles, Blog 81 Comments Tags:Ana medieta, art, Contemporary Art, earth art, earthworks, james turrell, john green, land art, michael heizer, nancy holt, PBS, pbs digital studios, robert smithson, roden crater, sarah urist green, Spiral Jetty, sun tunnels, the art assignment, the case for, theartassignment Related Posts Painting Rubicon T-34/85 (Group Build) How to Add Artwork & Patterns to Clothing in Photoshop – Stylize Your Boring Clothes to Awesome Inside the Gallery—Art of Native America About Author admin 81 Comments Sara Ahmad June 15, 2017 Nice Reply Miles Mamigonian June 15, 2017 Hi! Reply LiquoriceLover June 15, 2017 Would crop circles be considered land art? Reply Geertje Brandenburg June 15, 2017 absolutely love this, wish I would have been able to see this when we went on a land art making trip with school last april Reply ArtichokeHunter June 15, 2017 I recommend the Verbeke Foundation in Belgium. It might not be the most land arty of land art, but the land is very important in the outdoor stuff. It's also just my favorite art museum. Reply Xenolilly June 15, 2017 The art assignment is beautiful and educational. Reply Jon Owen June 15, 2017 Last time I was this early Reply Robin A. June 15, 2017 How (or why) did you neglect to include Andy Goldsworthy? Reply Jackson John McLean June 15, 2017 What's the song in the background at the start? I recognise it a little… Reply michael wiggs June 15, 2017 Can we get a "Case for Toyism" video? Reply PogieJoe June 15, 2017 I love these case videos!! Reply Iñaki Aguerre June 15, 2017 the case for jean basquiat!!!!!!!!!! Reply echoinsahara June 15, 2017 I live in SLC and I love spiral jetty! Reply LuckyLifeguard June 16, 2017 nice!!!!!!!!!!! Reply Margaret Moon June 16, 2017 When this started, I wondered if Cristo was going to be mentioned. I am so glad he was. When of my favorite installations of his and his wife Jeanne-Claude, is the Surrounded Islands in Florida. Reply Tyler May June 16, 2017 Dang. Art Assignment videos are so good. Keep up the great stuff! Reply Alex Beraza June 16, 2017 Did I miss any mention of Donald Judd? Considering he literally moved to the west Texas desert of Marfa specifically for the land and scenery Reply WashingtonRain June 16, 2017 Luckily I live in Salt Lake City, UT. Been lucky enough to visit Sun Tunnels & The Spiral Jetty Reply Abigail Olds June 16, 2017 just went to the spiral jetty a week ago, woot woot Reply Daniel McElroy June 16, 2017 I've been really inspired by land art lately. As a senior in college (rising senior?) I'll be working on my thesis show soon and I want to dig in and find some good writing about land art—suggestions? Reply Gerardo Cedillo June 16, 2017 "What is conquest and what is cultivation?" Thank you for this insightful video about the ever-relevant issues that land art raises. Reply gene June 16, 2017 2:35 Is that… Animal Wonders logo? Reply Hanibal Channiblo June 16, 2017 I love this channel <3 Reply Flulu McLulu June 16, 2017 Great video as always! Can anyone recommend some other similar channels especially about contemporary art? I have strong feeling that there is a huge lack of art related videos and channels on youtube… Reply Akash Kumar June 16, 2017 "experiences decay from the moment it's made". Oh god you're eloquent. And the intro bit too was so well written. Do you write all this on your own? Reply Akash Kumar June 16, 2017 "experiences decay from the moment it's made". Oh god you're eloquent. And the intro bit too was so well written. Do you write all this on your own? Reply zentouro June 16, 2017 i was going to leave a comment about seven magic mountains b/c i think it is the most recent example of land art i've seen in person. but then i saw it pop up on screen for a few moments. 🙂 Reply AmeliaBell28 June 16, 2017 So excited to see Agnes Denes mentioned on the channel! I found out about her work this fall after discovering her photograph "Human Dust" at the Whitney. What an incredible artist! Reply Jessica Smith June 16, 2017 Just now reading Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. I'm thinking that the giant arrays of radio and microwave telescopes all over the Earth would also be considered land art. I know we have seen one of them in several movies. I'd love to see the array in the Andes and in array in China (which is currently the largest). Thanks for this giant plate full of food for thought. Reply Julieta Tonello June 16, 2017 So so so thankfull for this video! Reply Louisa Fish-Sadin June 16, 2017 This is totally my jam! Thanks for this episode. Reply Story Time With Grumbles and Friends June 17, 2017 So good! Thank you for showing and talking about incredible works I have not seen yet! Please do one on electronic art, new media or web art!? There are so few resources for us E.A.T. artists in the art world. (comparatively) Reply Hannah Blumenfeld June 17, 2017 My great aunt who is an artist made a book with pages made out of chunks of dirt and mud and rocks (like if you had taken a square cookie cutter and ripped a piece of turf out of the ground) and I think it was literally called land art! My cousins had one of the ones she made hanging out in their dining room for a long time. I don't think I understood it until now (nobody ever really explained it to me) so thank you! Reply pixelatedmind2108 June 17, 2017 Cecilia Vicuña and her 'precarious works' Reply Dliess Mgg June 18, 2017 Is there a possibility for a video about mathematics in art? These are two things that I like a lot and the connection between them is often swept under the rug or even denied… Reply Maddie June 18, 2017 Thank you thankyou thankyou!! So grateful❤️ Reply Luqman Fauzi June 19, 2017 Any plans on doing anything related to fan art? I understand it's in a murky legal gray area and aren't exactly shown in galleries or museums, but it's undeniably a huge part of people's lives today Reply Mallowmari June 19, 2017 Hey, could you do/have you ever done an episode on Outsider art like Susan King or Saint Dargarius? Reply Sea Glass June 20, 2017 For Pride, your channel should make a list of LGBT artist like Tom in Finland, J.C. Leyendecker, or Alison Bechdel. (I have a background in illustration so a lot of the artist i know are illustrators) Reply Loba Étoile June 23, 2017 I love this channel. 💗 I think it's amazing. 😎 😍 Reply miri2810 June 24, 2017 What was Angela Merkel doing there though? Reply Miss Chris July 2, 2017 You should do an episode that is a case for tattoos. I believe that tattoos are a form of art and self-expression, but also a collaboration between canvas and artist. An interesting art exhibit you could talk about is the whole glory tattoo project by Scott Cambell that takes away that collaboration. Reply Isaac July 2, 2017 amazing Reply Lindsey M July 5, 2017 please don't say Nevada like that 🙂 Reply Katrina Eames July 10, 2017 That is really cool. It makes me want to go and find out what land art is closest to me and to go there. Reply Johnny Walrus July 12, 2017 The case for Alejandro Jodorowsky! Reply James Talbot August 15, 2017 Recently went camping at Nancy Holt's Sun Tunnels with an art class at BYU. We slept inside the tunnels themselves and then had discussion about the work, and it was a beautiful experience Reply LVO August 24, 2017 Who else noticed Angela Merkel? (No idea why she was in there) lovely video btw Reply Trenton Moore September 1, 2017 Could I put in a request for The Case For Bruce Nauman? Reply Orion Ulttramarino October 24, 2017 thanks for helping me on my quiz!!! Reply Bris Vegas November 5, 2017 we do not make nature, obviously… because nature would thrive without human beings, yet we could not survive a split second without nature. We are guests who have exploited nature for our own self interests and selfish gain, disrespecting nature completely i n our own pursuit of unhappy, happiness. Reply Daan November 5, 2017 Would love a case for contemporary dance Reply Jackson Elmore November 16, 2017 can i buy some land and call it my art? I want to do that! Reply Meg Zimont November 17, 2017 LOL at that picture of Ivanka Trump at the beginning ??? Reply Y Z November 20, 2017 How is this legal?? Reply Dean H. December 1, 2017 That chick had Janco Jeans! Reply Hoxton Square December 4, 2017 join us at www.hoxtonsquare.com Art & Fashion Reply smop95 December 7, 2017 The Case for Die Antwoord, Bjork, or Radiohead please!!! Reply bibek santra January 9, 2018 Simply great to understand..what is Land art Reply Lawrence Calablaster February 2, 2018 One artist who I would classify as earthwork and who did work in land art was Andy Goldsworthy. He is one of my heroes in the art world. Reply Conner Fields February 2, 2018 What are the environmental consequences of land art? Reply Ta Jo February 23, 2018 Love this channel. Reply Marve Flexnes April 11, 2018 Does anybody know the song from 7:50 that is in the background? Reply Guy Tetreault April 22, 2018 Genius work !!!~ Reply Oriane Wawrzyniak June 22, 2018 Thank you for that wonderful content! It really makes me want to discover more and more each time I watch a video. Thank you so much. Reply timothy hill June 23, 2018 I think you cant call a painting a non site- how far could this go- im pretty sure not very far. Reply Jeremiah Daniel July 28, 2018 How was salvation mountain not part of this video? next time I hope! 🙂 Reply Justice J. Srisuk August 12, 2018 For anyone interested, there are dozens of boards on Pinterest with thousands of images of land art like this one: https://pin.it/pnbia55lresvha and this one: https://pin.it/lx2z4lkc2yiwm4. Reply Channel for Good August 27, 2018 i share you this half land art i had made https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCoYEH_pYQI&t=455s Reply scorpioninpink September 23, 2018 I do not have a problem with Land Art. as long as it doesn't disrupt the topography or environment of the land and fit well in the landscape, Land Art is good. Reply scorpioninpink September 23, 2018 Isn't architecure art itself? Reply LuLu & Lazulie November 21, 2018 Wow i like so much this video(btw your channel is very useful for Art students, thanks !) Reply Umesh Shrestha December 19, 2018 why do I find your voice strangely soothing Reply Timothy Eichstaedt February 12, 2019 7:44, placing it at .5x, speed is normal. Reply Susie F April 7, 2019 Ivanka Trump at 0:51! Example of art in the home…probably from her Instagram account. Reply AndrewTSR May 18, 2019 That wasn't kid friendly… Reply FlyingFortress May 31, 2019 Do a case for naturalism! Reply F13at Cat June 10, 2019 I love this style of art. It’s amazing and adds mystery to already mysterious nature. 💜 Reply Kanishka das June 17, 2019 art assignment…lots of love from india Reply ROUND TRIP TO HEAVEN June 25, 2019 I wonder how you would "classify" Gordon Matta-Clark — ? Reply W.A M.P July 12, 2019 My childhood was spent in art studios while my mother was attending art school and had a chance to meet Andy Goldsworthy and viewed one of his Art Exhibits. Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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