Kim? Contemporary Art Centre
Jānis Taurens lecture “240 tons of soil or a heap of ideas?”

On Thursday, 19 November at 19:00 as part of the Kim? thematic block “Climate” everyone is invited to attend a lecture on land art “240 tons of soil or a heap of ideas?” by philosopher Jānis Taurens.

Land art, sometimes described as a specially American form of art, is characterized by grandiose scale – works that are made up of mile long lines in deserts or moving huge amounts of soil from one place to another. However, on the other end of this scale works which are as dwindling as melting snow, temporary as whirlwind or as imperceptible as a line of grass blades bent down by walking on them can be placed. The dialectic tension of land art makes one look into the ideas and historical context that marked the rise of this movement.