Place for archiving, researching and transmitting born in 1994 that explores Land Art both in historical, critical and prospective perspective. It is aimed at “an audience as wide as possible” (Gerry Schum)
Founded by Marc de Verneuil (architect, critic)

Lieu d'archivage, de recherche et de transmission né en 1994 qui explore le Land Art dans une perspective aussi bien historique, critique que prospective. Il s’adresse à «un public aussi large que possible» (Gerry Schum)
Fondé par Marc de Verneuil (architecte, critique)

« Le Land Art est une pure fiction ; voilà pourquoi nous l'observons »
Land Art is purely fictional; that is why we observe it” (OBSART)

mardi 27 mars 2012

A Heap of Links (homage to Robert Smithson)

Robert Smithson, A Heap of Langage, 1966. Source

3 commentaires:

  1. Hello,

    In your great and comprehensive Land Art site project you should also include one of the pioneers of Land Art: Jacek Tylicki


    Best wishes
    J.P. Moresby

  2. Dear JP,

    Thanks for your message! The "Reconstruction attempt of a Quarry (Iceland 1979)" is really good. Actually, his work is close to Yves Klein's ones he made during the sixties, in particular this one:

    "Yves Klein did his first Cosmogonies at Cagnes-sur-Mer, marks of states-moments of nature. A canvas covered in blue paint, fastened to the roof of his Citroën for the duration of the drive from Paris to Cagnes-sur-Mer, was subjected to the effects of wind, rain, and dust. During the hours on the road, the painting underwent the erosion of time and the elements. Yves did many more works of this kind, using the traces of reeds from the mouth of the Loup, soaking the canvas in the river after dying the water blue, etc." (source:

    But he is also close to Fernando Prats' recent works. The Chilian artist worked in 2008 in a village devasted after the eruption of volcano Chaitén. He took white canvas and put them in the trees, near the water, the boats, the houses, and let the elements doing the art. An hypnotic video was screened in 2011 in the show "Here is Always Somewhere Else", curated in Paris by Paul Ardenne.

    Very best

  3. Hello,
    Yves Klein, along with natural elements, used paint or dyes (blue, yellow and red) and technology (car) in his "cosmogony" works.
    On the contrary, Jacek Tylicki introduced, for the first time in the history of art, use of pure nature without any further human interference to create artworks.
    Anyone using this process after Tylicki's 1973 discovery is just repeating it. Hope this helps.
    Kirsten Swenson