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aktualita IL SORRISO DEL LEONE / VENICE TELEPATHIC BODIES01|06|2019 - 24|11|2019
Punta della Dogana

Venice Telepathic Bodies / 177th days presentation of Milos ŠEIN in Venice as a Cloud, Water spray and Coldness 
Group
Pilgrims, Refugees, Hermits
11.09.2019 – 28.10.2019 | Regional Museum Kolín 

An … extensive set of realizations in landscape is represented by various types of actions, characterized by a distinctive mutability over the course of time. These activities and happenings react in some way upon the environment, either with the help of other materials, or merely by the physical presence of the actor. A substantial group of these works deal with the themes of travelling and eventually, wandering. Both of these themes were already being explored and documented by Miloš Šejn in the second half of the 60's, in his early works… Walking, with its motor characteristics, is the most elementary activity of a body possible in nature – it can be organized "from somewhere to somewhere", and we can understand this demarcation as a spatial sculpture sui generis. Wandering carries other meanings, mainly the aspect of its unintentional ness, but also the quality of the actor’s existential jeopardy, which is to say the solitary actor. That can be encompassed in a walk under extreme conditions and through difficult terrain…

Extract from text Land Art and Conceptual Art by Jiří Valoch, LANDSCAPE in Contemporary Art, The catalogue was published on the occasion of the 1st exhibition of the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts – Prague, 1993

Milos Sejn: Wandering through reeds, 1958
Special
ART SPACE ECOLOGY
15.10.2018 | BLACK ROSE BOOKS, Montreal, Canada

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.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Edward Lucie-Smith;
Introduction by John K. Grande;
Paul Walde - Requiem for a Glacier
Jason deCaires Taylor - Rising Waters
Jan-Erik Andersson - Form Follows Fun
Milos Sejn - Walking Past Babylon
Buster Simpson - It’s About Habitat
Peter Hutchinson - With Nature in Mind
Joshua Portway & Lise Autogena - Environments in Conflict
Chris Booth - Sculpture in Ecolution
The Harrisons - How Big is Here?
Pilar Ovalle - Nature In Place
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas – Best to Love Bugs
David Maisel - Tapping Topography
Alan Sonfist - Culture Nature
David Mach - DISRUPTOR
Haesim Kim - Contemplating Nature
NILS-UDO - Towards Nature
Gyenis Tibor - Photo Actionism
Dennis Oppenheim - Putting the Public Back into Public Art
Robert Polidori - Ars Memoria
Henrique Oliveira - Being and Form

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-55164-696-1
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-55164-698-5
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-55164-700-5 

BLACK ROSE BOOKS
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"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."
– Art & Museum

"Whatever the medium under consideration, whether sculpture, organic interventions, performance art, body art, or technically complex installations, the discussions he choreographs in his new books explore and reveal the often mysterious motivations behind the maker’s making and unearths their intentions in a gentle yet dramatic manner. This book demonstrates clearly that in the end, or even more so, in the beginning, the natural world is our original and implicit canvas.
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."
– CRITICSATLARGE.CA

This book is a field guide for artists working with nature, or addressing issues of the natural world in performance, video, painting, sculpture, installation or body art. The natural world becomes a canvas for exploring the intersections of art, space, and the environment. Questions about our relationship with land are raised by the dynamic interactivity and dialogues between John K. Grande and the artists: object and environment, artist and audience, society and nature.
– Arte.Es Magazine, Spain 
 
SOLAR MOUNTAIN
2014 – Earth work | House of Nature of Litovelské Pomoraví / Sluňákov - The Olomouc Centre for Ecological Aktivities, 783 35 Horka nad Moravou, The Czech Republic


Solar Mountain, 2014
earth work, 12 x 32 x 32 m

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GRANDE TERRE
1997 – Processual work | Le Hameau de la Brousse, Sers, France

Grande Terre, 1997
tinted sandstone cliff, 3 x 100 m
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PLACE OF JUSTICE
1999 – Permanent installation |  The ridge between the Veliš Hill and Staré Místo nearby Jicin town, Czech Republic

Place of Justice, 1999, sandstone, two linden trees
50°24'15.06"N /  15°19'18.70"E

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