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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

 

there's no place like time: a novel you can walk through
a retrospective of video artist Alana Olsen 
Tuesday, January 31 | 7 pm | FREE
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium
Andi and Lance Olsen's multimodal installation—an interplay of videos, texts, objects, and interventions—takes the form of a real retrospective of videos dedicated to the career of Alana Olsen, one of America's most overlooked experimental video artists who never existed.

Alana's life began as a fictional character in Lance Olsen's novel Theories of Forgetting (2014)—based on Robert Smithson's earthwork Spiral Jetty (1970). The three-dimensional reality created in this collaboration explores the relationship between the visual and the verbal as it redefines the page, the novel, and gallery space.

Traverse
Thursday, February 16 | 7 pm | FREE
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium
Traverse interlaces dance, film, Utah's landscape, and social media. This innovative project investigates how camera perspective and movement alter, enhance, and shift the impact of dance and its relationship to the environment. Collaborators will discuss the project and debut the final film footage.

Third Saturday for Families | Landscape Yarn Painting
Saturday, April 15 | 14 pm | FREE
Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complex
Yarn painting originates from the Huichol culture of Mexico. View colorful, nature-inspired yarn paintings to inspire your own yarn landscape.

Third Saturdays are FREE family art-making activities offered each third Saturday of the month. Activities are designed for all ages and abilities (parents must stay with their children).   

 


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. 


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