A collaborative exploration of land-based art in New Mexico



LAND/ART Symposium Weekend
June 27 - 28, 2009

The LAND/ART Symposium Weekend took place around the opening of
Experimental Geography
at the Albuquerque Museum, and included a series
of artist talks, discussions, excursions and tours

For more details Download press release (archived)


Saturday, June 27

9am - 6pm Bus tour excursion with the Center for Land Use Interpretation
Led by guest artists Matthew Coolidge and Sarah Simons


Poetry reading with Native poets for the 516 WORDS series, at 516 ARTS
This reading in the gallery features indigenous voices celebrating the sacred relationship between language and the surrounding natural environment. Focusing on poetry anchored in the perspective of the original inhabitants of this land, the reading includes contemporary works written in the English language and traditional poems sung and recited in the indigenous languages of the tribes. Featured poets are George Ann Gregory, Orlando White and Nora Yazzie. Organized by Lisa Gill and Richard Vargas, presented in partnership with the UNM M.F.A. in Creative Writing program.
More details

Sunday, June 28


Artist talk with Lynne Hull: Environmental Art from Lascaux to Last Week
presented by THE LAND/an art site.


Panel Discussion at the Albuquerque Museum
with Matthew Coolidge, Katie Holten, Lize Mogel and Lea Rekow
Moderated by Bill Gilbert. Presented by 516 ARTS & The Albuquerque Museum.


Opening Receptions: Experimental Geography and The Shape of Time: Photographs of Star Axis by Edward Ranney 1979-2009 at the Albuquerque Museum. info


Artist Talk & River Excursion with Basia Irland at the Albuquerque Museum
presented with the Center for Contemporary Arts


Travel Information

For visitor information, visit the Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau web site www.itsatrip.org.

For the Downtown Arts & Entertainment Guide, visit www.516arts.org or download here

image: Illana Halperin, Boiling Milk (Solfataras), 2000, c-print on board


LAND/ART concluded November 2009. This site is in the process of being archived.
Web site produced by 516 ARTS.