Art Space Ecology: Two Views--Twenty Interviews embraces the international context of today’s art making and, through the medium of interviews, encourages readers to engage directly with nature-focused creators and their artistic processes.
The twenty artists, though diverse in backgrounds and methods, all produce works that are either embedded in the environment or that document our ever-changing landscapes. In these interviews, Grande explores the motivations that inspire artists to use the natural world as their canvas and how their works explore the intersections of art, space, and the environment, raising questions about our relationship with the landscapes themselves.
An engaging introduction by Edward Lucie-Smith, English writer, poet, art critic, curator and broadcaster, sets the stage for these artists to share about the artistic processes of their works.
John Grande, author
John K. Grande (born 11 December 1954) is a Canadian author, poet, essayist and curator. He has authored essays for some 40 books, which have appeared in translation in Spanish, French, Czech, Hungarian, Korean and German. His catalogues and articles have appeared in many other languages. Source
- No significant movement in art remains independent of social and historical forces. Nor can it remain independent of surrounding related artistic impulses, which may not be pursuing the same ends. These are things that emerge clearly from John K. Grande’s fascinating series of interviews with artists working in this field. "Ecological art and Land Art" have a much longer history than most experts on contemporary culture are willing to suppose.... Other parallels can be found in the historical record of non-European cultures, especially in China and Japan, where landscape occupies the central position in art that Europe, since the Greeks, has accorded to the human figure. - Eward Lucie-Smith, Art & Museum Link to review
- By examining the powerful intersections between art, technology and biology itself, he manages to reveal the deep questions that drive each artist forward. Perhaps the biggest question, and the most commonly recurring one: what is the most appropriate relationship we have or should have to the landscape? Not as something we live on, but as a place we should live with. - Donald Brackett, Critics at Large Link to review
Rights Holder: Black Rose Books
rights available: World
age range: General
number of pages: 186
publication date: 10/05/2018
Original language of pub: English
Materials Available: finished book