"Mitch Dobrowner, Daybreak, Los Angeles, 2009. An eerie image highlighting the intrusion of urban erections into dramatic natural locations. Despite its reputation for sprawl, LA is the densest city in the U.S.”
Hello, TNP readers! This month on Tumblr, we’ll be posting images from award-winning author, curator, and activist Lucy Lippard’s gorgeous and revelatory new book Undermining: A Wild Ride Through Land Use, Politics, and Art in the Changing West. Working from her own lived experience in a New Mexico village and inspired by gravel pits in the landscape, Lippard weaves a number of themes—among them fracking, mining, land art, adobe buildings, ruins, Indian land rights, the Old West, tourism, photography, and water—into a tapestry that illuminates the relationship between culture and the land. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly wrote, “This singular book will stir the ‘creative energies’ of veteran Lippard fans and environmentalists as well as a new generation of artist-activists.”
Mark your calendars for next Monday, April 28 at 5pm for Lucy Lippard’s Undermining launch event at the Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art in NYC!