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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

Spiral Jetty Community Meet-up
Saturday, October 1 | 14 pm | FREE
Meet at the site | Click here for directions
Join the UMFA for a fun day of art and science at Spiral Jetty, the internationally renowned work of Land art located on Rozel Point in Great Salt Lake. It's a great opportunity for Utahns who've never seen the work to experience Spiral Jetty with fellow art lovers. 

Kelly Kivland, associate curator at Dia Art Foundation—the New York-based institution that owns and stewards Spiral Jetty, and Whitney Tassie, UMFA curator of modern and contemporary art, will give short talks about the art historical significance of the work.

Educators from the UMFA and the Great Salt Lake Institute at Westminster College will help visitors explore the art and science of the artwork and the lake with hands-on art-making activities and demonstrations, including making watercolors with salt, Spirograph drawings, sketching, and a writing activity.

Graduate students from the University of Utah School of Music will perform chamber music for voice and guitar.

Bring bag lunches, snacks, plenty of water, sunscreen, weather-appropriate clothing, camera, and all supplies you need—including chairs or blankets, if you like. There is no shade at the site, and weather conditions can change quickly. The nearest restrooms are available at the Golden Spike National Historic Site visitor center.

*Participants attend at their own risk and understand and acknowledge that the University of Utah and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts assume no liability whatsoever for personal injuries or property damages arising from participation in this event.

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's performance begins at 7 pm, followed by his presentation and Q&A with the audience. Galindo will be available to sign copies of Border Cantos immediately following his presentation—copies of the book will be available for purchase.  

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 supported 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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