Land Art Contemporary year-long initiative showcases works of art located in the countryside of Drenthe, a province in the northeastern Netherlands, which will be complemented with an international events programme dealing with the contemporary aspects of Land art. Starting on 17 September 2011, the programme is linked to the 40th anniversary of the creation of Robert Smithson's film Broken Circle/Spiral Hill in Emmen for the exhibition Sonsbeek 1971.
The project will continue in 2012–13, with a series of 'assignments' to contemporary artists "a number of artists will be set the assignment of creating a work in the spirit of Smithson, whereby the landscape is viewed as a continual process that is constantly in a state of transformation due to the interaction between man and nature", to be curated by SKOR's curators Nils van Beek and Theo Tegelaers. + info...
Land Art Contemporaryis an initiative of STICHTING LACDA, Drenthe, a foundation established in 2011 by the Sanders-Ten Holte family.
The program has been made possible thanks to (content and financial)
support from SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain, Province of
Drenthe, European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe
Investing in Rural Areas (LEADER), Municipality of Coevorden,
Municipality of Emmen, Cultuurfonds BNG and the Sanders-Ten Holte