Coming to theatres today, Friday, January 8: TROUBLEMAKERS: THE STORY OF LAND ART
James Crump’s look at a radical revolution in art practice debuted at Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art last Fall. It went on to screen at DOC NYC, New York Film Festival, St Louis, Milan’s Fondazione Prada, and Art Basel Miami, among others.
I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
In the 1960s and ‘70s, a group of NYC-based artists abandoned the constraints of gallery spaces and the demands of the marketplace, moving to the expanse of the American Southwest to engage in a radical reconceptualization of their artistic practice. Turning to nature, acclaimed artists like Michael Heizer (Double Negative) and Robert Smithson (Spiral Jetty) changed accepted notions of scale and exhibition by producing monumental creations out of the earth itself. Crump’s archive-rich film reveals their breathtaking work and their fascinating process.