Art and the Environment: A Local History

This event last occurred on November 21, 2019, 6:30—8 pm.

This talk will situate the exhibition Peter Hutchinson: Landscapes of My Life and the commission Andy Goldsworthy: Watershed within the history of land and environmental art, with particular focus on the significance of these artist's practices within the New England landscape.

Kirsten Swenson is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Her research interests include urban histories of minimal and conceptual art, artist-designed landscapes, gender politics, and public art. She is the author of Irrational Judgments: Eva Hesse, Sol LeWitt, and 1960s New York (Yale University Press, 2015) and co-editor and author, with Emily Eliza Scott, of Critical Landscapes: Art, Space, Politics (University of California Press, 2015). Swenson is currently writing a book on artist-designed landscapes and urban development, addressing the intersection of Land art and public art through the work of Nancy Holt, Agnes Denes, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, and others.

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