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Art, Space, Ecology

Two Views-Twenty Interviews

With an Introduction by Edward Lucie-Smith

Distributed for Black Rose Books

Art, Space, Ecology

Two Views-Twenty Interviews

With an Introduction by Edward Lucie-Smith
In Art, Space, Ecology, internationally renowned curator and critic John K. Grande interviews twenty major contemporary artists whose works engage with the natural environment. Whether their medium is sculpture, nature interventions, performance, body art, or installation, these discussions, complemented by eighty stunning photographs, reveal the artists’ diverse backgrounds and methods, expressions and realizations.Ultimately, the natural world serves as a canvas to explore the intersections of art, space, and the environment, thereby raising questions about our relationship with landscape itself. The essence of the art form is a dynamic interactivity, and the dialogues between Grande and the artists mirror the encounter of object and environment, artist and audience, society and nature.  This work is rounded out with an engaging introduction by writer and curator Edward Lucie-Smith, who sets the stage for some of the most insightful and compelling discussions on art to be found. 
 

188 pages | 80 halftones | 9 x 6 | © 2018

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Reviews

"Via 20 interviews, art critic and curator John K. Grande explores artists’ use of the environment as canvas, and the relationship between art and site in the natural world."

Public Art Review

"Grande offers an eclectic global perspective in the book, whether it’s Jason deCaires Taylor’s underwater sculptures in the Canary Islands or Milos Sejn’s Solar Mountain, a site for contemplation and renewal in the Czech Republic. . . . Timely, and the conversations engaging."

Galleries West

"[A] fascinating series of interviews. . . . [in this] highly enjoyable and informative book."

Art & Museum Magazine

"John Grande’s international renown as a critic, curator and cultural commentator is hard earned and well deserved. His own observations, as well as the important artists he shares with us in this collection of twenty inter-views, is all about our active engagement in the natural environment. The delicate balance and proportional harmony so clearly in evidence in his questions and the artist’s answers often feels like a carefully crafted dance between the heart and the head."

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