ECA Art News Briefs

Public Land Art Threatened by Enviornmentally-Damaging Intrusion

In a current dispute that echoes ages-old conflicts over public rights to land, a 43-year long Land Art project called City in Nevada is a site of dispute during its final stages of completion this year. While the surrounding landscape is physical evidence of the history and culture of the region, housing evidence of thousand-year-old rock art, for example, the government is eyeing it as a site for missile testing and oil and gas explorations that would devastate the area.Read more about Basin and Range and Michael Heizer’s project here.

(Native American Rock art in Utah.  Image from Wikimedia Commons)