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BLNK: A Journey to Spiral Jetty

by Juozas Cernius on January 5, 2010

POST BY: JUOZAS CERNIUS All photographs by Juozas Cernius, Editors note: BLNK is ongoing series of photo essays documenting art works and events we deem notable.  In this post, photographer Juozas Cernius visits Robert Smithson’s monumental earth work, Spiral Jetty.  Executed in 1970, the 1500 foot long counter-clockwise spiral jutts out from the shore […]

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Spiral Jetty: Continued Discussion

by Art Fag City on February 4, 2008

Newsgrist reminded us over the weekend that since no one is digging up the Jetty, there’s no reason to act as though it is.  In the event that there’s been any misunderstanding, no one here said the monumental earth work will surely sink into a lake as a result of the oil drilling — we […]

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Spiral Jetty Update and Conversation Points

by Art Fag City on February 1, 2008

For those who have been following the news of proposed oil development plans in Utah that may effect Robert Smithson’s monumental earthwork Spiral Jetty, tells us the state governor’s office has extended their comment period to February 13. Information on the project and how to comment can be found here and here. In the meantime, […]

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IMG MGMT: Land Art and the Nuclear Landscape

by Eric LoPresti on June 21, 2016
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Imagery of atomic test sites loomed large in public consciousness during the 1960s and 70s, when weekly atomic tests made front page news in the New York Times and in Life magazine. During the Cold War, the US detonated detonated over 80 devices between 10kt and 1200 kt each, for a total explosive yield of around ~50,000,000 tons: an overabundant earthmoving that happened to coincide precisely with the birth of Land Art.

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Artspirational Sandcastle Time

by Whitney Kimball on July 26, 2013
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Sandcastles. Ever since Creative Time rang in its first annual artist sandcastle competition last year, we haven’t been able to get enough of them. But can this year’s competition–coming up on August 9th–possibly top last year? We dunno, but for inspiration, we look to art.

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Richard Serra’s “Shift” Found to Lack Cultural Heritage Value

by Corinna Kirsch on November 28, 2012
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Like a rhino grazing in the bushy savanna, Richard Serra’s concrete sculpture “Shift” snakes through the grassy fields of Southern Ontario without much in the way of human attention. Now, any opportunity for viewing this piece in its undisturbed habitat could become a dream: the Ontario Conservation Review Board has refused to protect Serra’s work under the Ontario Heritage Act.

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Massive Links! Ai Wei Wei Protest, Piss Christ Destroyed, Critics Blathering About Criticism

by Paddy Johnson on April 18, 2011
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This week: a sit-out for Ai Weiwei, Andres Serrano finally gets a break (inflicted with a hammer), and emerging critic Julia Halperin tries to figure out what “emerging” means. Also, lots of talk about criticism: Tyler Green crowdsources it, Robert Storr describes it as bottom-feeding, and Roberta Smith gives us a vintage review of Serra at the Met that makes us wonder what’s so bad about it after all. Plus, one more link to show you the internet is full of racists.

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IMG MGMT: Hubris/Nemesis/Whatever

by AIDS 3D on September 16, 2009

[Editors note: IMG MGMT is an annual image-based artist essay series. Today’s invited artists are AIDS 3D, collectively Daniel Keller and Nik Kosmas. Born in 1986, the artists have exhibited at The New Museum, PPOW and The X Initiative. Upcoming projects include curating the AFK Sculpture Park (Away From Keyboard), a park which will be […]

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Fresh Links!

by Art Fag City on September 30, 2008 the making of: So How’s That Spiral Jetty Doin’? “Even under Michael Govan’s high profile leadership, Dia has always felt like a virtual organization, an instantiation of the whims of whatever deep-pocketed funder was around at the moment. The kinds of political and coalition-related imperatives that Tyler discusses–and on which the Jetty’s very survival […]

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Fresh Links!

by Art Fag City on September 28, 2008

Spiral Jetty: Is federal protection a useful option? – Modern Art Notes MAN on preserving Spiral Jetty

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