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Connecting Liminal Nowhere: Land Arts of the American West 2012

 

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CCA Muñoz Waxman Main Gallery
December 9 - December 30, 2012
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 6:30-8PM
Open Hours : Friday-Sunday, 12pm-5pm

Opening music: Tammy Zibners & Karl Hoffman & Friends play Land Arts is Dirty and other folky favorites
Opening tastes: trash can-roasted turkey tacos and hot chocolate, served by the artists

Land Arts of the American West, at the University of New Mexico, is an ongoing experiment in radical interdisciplinary arts pedagogy, with field based research and practice taking place throughout the American Southwest. This program emphasizes direct physical engagement within a full range of human interventions in the landscape, from pre-contact Native American architecture, rock paintings and petroglyphs to contemporary art, federal infrastructure, US military installations, ecological niches, and land use structures across the West. CCA will present a culmination of works from the 2012 Land Arts program, ranging from two-dimensional, sculptural, installation, multi-media, and performance based projects, inducing an interdisciplinary play of research and practice across place.

Artists include: Lea Andersson, Eric Cook, Katelyn Deluca, Marne Elmore, Bill Gilbert, Jeanette Hart-Mann, Kb Jones, Cecilia McKinnon, Jeff Nibert, Heike Qualitz, Eso Robinson, Emily Vosburgh, and Amelia Zaraftis with Armando Carlos, Chrissie Orr and Roberto Salas.