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ARTLandish:
Land Art, Landscape, and the Environment

A series of talks, films, meet-ups, and more that explore our complex relationship with the world around us.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Erasing Landscapes: Looting and Destruction from Syria to Utah
Thursday, August 25 | 7 pm
Salt Lake City Public Library, Main Library
Many of the world's cultural heritage sites—from the Middle East to our very own state—face increasing threats from vandalism, theft, and destruction. Join the UMFA for a panel discussion examining the issues.

Luke Kelly | UMFA curator of antiquities
Bradley Parker | Upper Tigris Archaeological Research Project director
Nate Thomas | BLM-Utah State Office archaeologist

Expanding Horizons with Land Arts
Chris Taylor, Land Arts of the American West
Tuesday, September 13 | 7 pm | FREE

J. Willard Marriott LibraryGould Auditorium
Texas Tech University's immersive, nomadic program expands the definition of Land art through direct engagement with the full range of human interventions in the landscape—from the inscriptions of pictographs and petroglyphs to the construction of roads, dwellings, and monuments. Chris Taylor directs this semester-long transdisciplinary field experience.

ARTLandish | Spiral Jetty Community Meet-up
Saturday, October 1 | 1
4 pm | FREE
Join the UMFA for a fun day of art and science at Spiral Jetty. Meet at the site, click here for directions.

Guillermo Galindo: Sonic Border
Thursday, October 6 | 7 pm | FREE
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium, UMFA 
Experimental composer Guillermo Galindo will talk about his work and give a live musical performance based on a collaboration with photographer Richard Misrach, a project that involves fabricating musical instruments and graphic musical scores from items recovered at the Mexico-U.S. border.

Galindo will be available to sign copies of Border Cantos, his collaboration with Misrach, immediately following the presentation. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.  

ARTLandish | Trevor Paglen: Making the Invisible Visible
Thursday, October 27 | 7 pm | FREE
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium, UMFA
Using the latest technologies, Trevor Paglen uncovers top-secret infrastructures that define our present. Through photographs, videos, sculptures, books, and interdisciplinary projects the artist informs our perception of the historical moment we live in and fuels our imagination to envision alternative futures.

This event is sponsored by Xmission, Utah Humanities, and the University of Utah's Tanner Humanities Center, Communications Institute, Department of Communications, Department of English, and Department of Art and Art History.

 


SLIDE 1 | LEFT: Ransom Gillet Holdredge (American, 1836-1899), Brigham Canyon, Wasatch Mountains, Utah, c. 1870, oil on canvas, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Adrian H. Pembroke, UMFA1977.236. RIGHT: Nancy Holt (American, 1938-2014), Sun Tunnels, 1973-76, Great Basin Desert ,Utah, concrete, steel, and earth, UMFA photo. SLIDE 2 | Center for Land Use Interpretation (American), Great Salt Lake Landscan, 2013, detail, HD video, commissioned by the UMFA, University of Utah, with funds from the Phyllis Cannon Wattis Endowment for Modern and Contemporary Art, UMFA2013.5.1. SLIDE 3 | LEFT: Henry L. A. Culmer (American, 1854-1914), View of Salt Lake Valley, ca. 1900, oil on canvas, gift of Joseph J. Palmer and Wayne G. Petty and the heirs of O. Wood Moyle III and H. James Harwood by exchange, UMFA2011.18.1. RIGHT: Robert Smithson (American, 1938-1973), Spiral Jetty, 1970, Rozel Point, Great Salt Lake, Utah, black basalt rock, salt crystals, earth, water. UMFA photo. SLIDE 4 | Center for Land Use Interpretation (American), Great Salt Lake Landscan, 2013, detail, HD video, commissioned by the UMFA, University of Utah, with funds from the Phyllis Cannon Wattis Endowment for Modern and Contemporary Art, UMFA2013.5.1. SLIDE 5 | LEFT: Robert Smithson (American, 1938-1973), Spiral Jetty, 1970, Rozel Point, Great Salt Lake, Utah, black basalt rock, salt crystals, earth, water. UMFA photo.RIGHT: Jonas Lie (American, 1880-1940), Bingham Mine, 1917, oil on canvas, purchased with funds from the Phyllis Cannon Wattis Endowment for Modern and Contemporary Art, UMFA2009.1.1.

 

Events are FREE and open to the public.

Free parking for evening events at the Marriott Library is available in the "A" lots north and east of the fieldhouse. Additional paid parking is available in the pay lot west of the library.

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