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12th November, 2019

The future in retrospect: Land art to the moon and back


Event Details

12th November, 2019
18:30 - 19:30
Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre
UCL Wilkins Building
Gower Street

This lecture retraces the steps of some of the artists and some of the journeys taken, actual and imaginary, while researching Land art over the past thirty years.

Land art is a term used to designate new forms of landscape art that emerged in the mid-1960s. The term itself and its origins, temporal and geographical, are much disputed, but its continuing relevance to contemporary debates and art making are abundantly evident. The emphasis of the research is on Land art in Britain and that, in spite of the extra-terrestrial referent in the title, is also the focus of this lecture.

Read on for a sneak preview: 60 seconds with… Joy Sleeman

About the speaker

Joy Sleeman is Professor of Art History and Theory and Head of Taught Courses in History and Theory of Art at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL. She is a writer and curator whose research is focused on the histories of sculpture and landscape, especially 1960s and 1970s Land art. Her most recent book, Roelof Louw and British Sculpture since the 1960s, was published by Ridinghouse in 2018.

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