Hyde Park Picture House

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Troublemakers - The Story of Land Art | TUESDAY WONDER

Time
On 28th June - 6.45 PM
Other showings
From 28th June - 28th June
Starring:
Vito Acconci, Carl Andre, Germano Celant
Director
Dir. James Crump
Duration
72mins
Country
USA
Year
2015
Synopsis:

During the late 1960s and early 1970s a cadre of renegade New York artists sought to transcend the limitations of painting and sculpture by producing earthworks on a monumental scale in the desolate desert spaces of the American southwest. Today these works remain impressive not only for the sheer audacity of their makers but also for their out-sized ambitions to break free from traditional norms. TROUBLEMAKERS features rare footage and interviews which unveil the enigmatic lives and careers of storied artists Robert Smithson (Spiral Jetty), Walter De Maria (The Lightning Field) and Michael Heizer (Double Negative); a headstrong troika that established the genre. As the film makes clear, in making works that can never be possessed as an object in a gallery, these troublemakers stand in marked contrast to the hyper-speculative contemporary art world of today.

 

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