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Feminist Art Topics
Artworks on 30 Topics

30. Memorials/Monuments

29. Questioning Nationalism

28. Relationships/Between You and Me

27. Confronting Racism

26. War/Conflict

25. Migration

24. Maps, Borders and Cultural geography

23. Land/Landscape

22. Ecology/Ecofeminism

21. Rooms

20. A House

19. Rape/Violence against women

18. Images of/about women from history

17. Women at Work

16. Cleaning/Maintenance Work

15. Food/Cooking

14. Artists' Parents/Grandparents

13. Marriage/Weddings

12. Masquerade/Mask

11. Mannequin/Puppet/Automaton/Cyborg

10. A/The Dress

9. Nude/Naked

8. Ecstatic Bodies

7. Old Age

6. Motherhood/Mothers/Child-rearing

5. Conception/Pregnancy/Childbirth

4. Menstruation/Abortion

3. Girls

2. Images of the phallus

1. Core imagery, vaginas and vulvas

Artworks by women artists on 30 topics
related to Feminism and Contemporary Art

Introduction

About this topic: Land/Landscape

This topic looks at women artists who have intervened in "landscape" as a tradition and challenged its premises. This includes the work of women artists identified with the land art movement in the USA and as public artists producing large-scale projects for particular spaces, building (even virtual) gardens, new parks. It also includes works where protests about land rights of indigenous peoples are key. In land art/landscape what can be "seen", literally how a site or vision of the world is presented to us, and the point of view given by the artist to the audience are important ideas to consider.

  1. Georgia O'Keefe (USA) Sky Above Clouds III/Above the Clouds III (1963) Oil on canvas, 48 x 84 inches.       


  2. Bonnie Sherk (USA) Portable Park (1970) San Francisco, temporary installation with grass, hay, tree, cows (in street)      


  3. Nancy Graves (USA) Sun Tunnels (1973 - 1976) Great Basin Desert, North West Utah      


  4. Mary Miss (USA) Sunken Pool (1974) wood, steel, water, 13 ft high, 20 foot diameter      


  5. Alice Aycock (USA) Simple Network of Underground Wells and Tunnels (1975) earth, timber, concrete, 28 x 50 feet, audience can crawl and enter tunnels.      


  6. Nancy Holt (USA) Pine Barrens (1975) 35 mm film 32 min     


  7. Vija Celmins (USA, Latvia) Ocean (1975) photograph   Tate Modern  


  8. Theresa Hak Yung Cha (USA) Passages Paysages (1978) three-channel video     University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley 


  9. Lynn Silverman (USA) Horizons (Southern End, Birdsville Track, South Australia) (1979) black and white photographic prints      


  10. Lorraine Leeson and Peter Dunn (UK) Docklands Community Poster Project (1981 - 1984) photo collage, posters 400 x 600 cm     


  11. Kate Blacker (UK) Local Landscape, Local Lady (1983) painted, corrugated metal floor/wall installation 175 x 200 x 100 cm     


  12. Renee Green (USA) Site/Scene (1990) postcards, binoculars, plexiglas, wood, stands 66" x 66" x 135"     


  13. Jin Me-Yoon (Canada) Souvenirs of the Self (1991) 6 postcards in a perforated strip, project for Banff Centre, Canada      


  14. Shelley Niro (Canada) This Land is Mime Land (Judge Me Not, 500 Year Itch, Love Me Tender, Survivor, Camouflaged) (1992) series of 12 panels, each with a hand-tinted gelatin silver print, a sepia-toned gelatin silver print, and a gelatin silver print in a hand-drilled mat, 36 x 28 cm each photograph      


  15. Lorna Green (UK) Meet Sit and Talk (1995) public art: sandstone, polished granite, gravel, planting, Chancellors Court, University of Leeds 100 x 125 x 3 metres     


  16. Char Davies (Canada) Osmose (1995) immersive virtual environment of landscape, experienced through head mounted display      


  17. Sarah Morris (UK) Capital (2000) 16 mm film, colour, sound, 18 mins, 18 sec      


  18. Elisabeth Ballet (France) Carrefour du Pot d'Etain (2001) white granite and black basalt paving in streets of la Ville de Pont-Audemer      


  19. Susan Silton (USA) tornado in a jar (2003) LCD monitor, stand, video projection      


  20. Christine and Margaret Wertheim (USA) The Institute for Figuring Companions: Crochet and Anemome Garden (2005) Coral Reef project reconstructed in craft techniques      


  21. Yee I-Lann (Malaysia) Sulu Stories (2005) photographic series of Sulu peninsula, collaged images      


  22. Tea Mäkipää (Finland) 10 Commandments for the 21st Century (2006) poster, print, website      


  23. Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook (Thailand) Dow Song Duang (the Two Planets Series) (2008) video, colour, sound, 18:30 min      


  24. Emily Floyd (Australia) Our Community Garden (2009) five black plinths with sculptural elements, acrylic paint, beeswax on wood, hemp rope      


  25. Sofie Thorsen (Denmark) The Achromatic Island (2010) video   Statens Museum for Kunst  


  26. Inoue Hiroko (Japan, Germany) Mori: Forest (2011) photographic series, juxtaposing forest in Japan and Germany      


  27. Eve Fowler (USA) IT IS SO, IS IT SO (2014) LAND Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, Houston, Texas - billboards with quotes