20 February 2022

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Dan Graham Groundbreaking Conceptual Artist Dies Age 79

The artist, Dan Graham, has died over the weekend in New York. Graham’s influence over the past half-century as a writer, photographer, architect, sculptor, filmmaker and performance artist is a great loss to the contemporary art world. Since the 1960s his groundbreaking endeavours in video, installation and audience participation – including such legendary and confrontational […]

14 January 2021

Robert Smithson: The Archetypal Nature Of Things – Revd Jonathan Evens

Robert Smithson explores interests in cartography, geology, architectural ruins, prehistory, philosophy and religion.

Great Artworks Explained A New Video Series By James Payne

This is a new series by Artist/historian James Payne demystifying great works of art. We will be adding to this page as the content is produced.

30 September 2015

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Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty Under Threat From Drought

The Great Salt Lake in Utah, home to Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty, is facing the most severe drought in history which may effect the artist’s work. Water levels are “inches” from the historic low set in 1963, says Bonnie Baxter, the director of the Great Salt Lake Institute. According to a story by the Salt […]

3 May 2015

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Art Interventions In The Natural World: An Outmoded Act Of Vanity?

After the recent arrest of Marco Evaristti in Iceland, when local landowners accused him of vandalism after the Danish-Chilean artist dyed the Strokkur geyser pink, Artlyst questions the morality of the artist appropriating nature as a canvas. Was this act a harmless intervention? or is it a signifier of our ever-growing dislocation from the natural […]

19 February 2014

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Nancy Holt Environmental Artist Dies In New York Age 75

The American Environmental Artist Nancy Holt  best-known for her installations including Sun Tunnels,” has died age 75.