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Land Arts. Les fabriques spatiales de l'art contemporain

Abstract : Spatialities of Art contributes as a collection to the recent reinforcement and renewal of the pluridisciplinarity around Contemporary Art. It aims at considering new ways of thinking Contemporary Art and opens up possibilities that were not addressed in previous approaches: authors engage Dance and Installations rather than limit themselves to Literature and Painting ; they focus on art practices, mainly fieldworking and mapping, rather than on objects of art – which are rather replaced within the perspective of art practices. In so doing, they investigate new objects, the map and the territory, and critically examine more classical ones, such as the landscape ; they understand the political dimension of the work of art within a politics of action rather than within a politics of representation. This paper more specifically addresses the spatial dimension of Contemporary Arts and aims at renewing its understanding. Speaking from a geographical standpoint, it uses the American Land Art, mainly resorting to Dennis Oppenheim's and, Christo and Jeanne-Claude's practices, objects and texts as a new matrix for a theoretical understanding of Art. Reloading and expanding the signification of land (in Land Art), it grounds a schema of intelligibility of the spatial dimension of Contemporary Arts in their practices, objects and designs. The second part replaces the collection of papers within this theoretical framework and shed light on the set of practices, objects, disciplines and paradigms put forward by this pluridisciplinary renewal. It thus demonstrates that Art is not simply a constructed object of pluridisciplinarity, but that it participates in it as an acknowledged discipline (even science) of space.
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Anne Volvey. Land Arts. Les fabriques spatiales de l'art contemporain. Travaux de l'Institut de Géographie de Reims, Équipe de recherche de l'Institut de géographie de Reims : Université de Reims, 2007, pp.3-25. ⟨halshs-00426783⟩



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