ENDS OF THE EARTH: LAND ART TO 1974 AT MOCA
MOCA was the first to institutionalize Art in the Streets, and they have taken the topographical themes for exhibitions a step further with the first major museum showing dedicated to Land art. Site-responsive to the highest power, works by artists like Richard Serra define a space as its interaction with man’s perspective while others like Christo and Jeanne-Claude create the largest piece of art in history by simply wrapping entire coastlines in recycled fabrics. Perhaps the most famous Land artist in history, multiple works by Robert Smithson are also detailed in the show, including the favorite Spiral Jetty.
The highly interesting show is on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles’ Central Avenue location through the rest of the month. But if you can’t make it you can still take a digital world tour of Land art pieces through to the 70s on their very well-made Google Earth app here.
Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
152 North Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Show runs: May 27th-September 3rd, 2012