JG (offset) (detail), Tacita Dean, 2013. Set of 14 handmade offset prints. The Getty Research Institute, 2018.PR.18. Courtesy the artist; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris; Frith Street Gallery, London; and Niels Borch Jensen Edition, Berlin/Copenhagen. © Tacita Dean

Monumentality and Cosmic Scale


Harold M. Williams Auditorium

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In the late 1960s and 1970s, American artists challenged the concept of modern art by creating land art—large-scale, outdoor earthworks—away from urban centers. Related to the theme of the Getty Research Institute's current exhibition Monumentality, this event will screen two 16 mm films: Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty (1970) and Charles and Ray Eames's Powers of 10 (1977).

After the screening, curator Frances Terpak will moderate a discussion with writer and activist Lucy Lippard and artists Tacita Dean and Edward Ranney about their own engagement with land art.

Films courtesy the Film-Makers' Cooperative, Oddball Films, and Smokehouse Films.

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