New Perspectives Talk: From Land Art to Art for the Land: Weather Field No. 2

October 29, 2019
5:30 pm
Olin Library, Room 142, then Millstone Plaza (weather permitting)

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle’s Weather Field No. 2, a recent addition to the Art on Campus public art program at Washington University, was conceived in part as a critical response to a number of art movements of the 1960s. Tola Porter, PhD candidate in the Department of Art History and Archaeology in Arts & Sciences, will foreground the artwork’s dialogue with Conceptual art and Land art, and particularly the oeuvre of one of the latter movement’s best known practitioners, Walter De Maria (American, 1935–2013). Weather Field No. 2’s location on a university campus also raises questions about site and audience, both in relation to the work’s meaning and the role of public art in general.

Image credits

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Weather Field No. 2, 2018. 49 stainless steel poles, weather vanes, and anemometers, 20' 1 7/18" x 13' 9" x 23' 7 1/2". University purchase, Art on Campus fund, 2018.