Michael Heizer for the Whitney Museum’s ‘Open Plan’ Installment

Art in Review, Installation, Museum, Uncategorized

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A seasoned land artist since the 1960s, Michael Heizer finds, excavates, and creates large-scale forms in nature. The Whitney Museum has brought his cavernous, 100-foot wide ‘Munich Depression’ (1969) to the gallery space by way of Heizer’s photographs. As one gazes at the 360-degree panorama, Hezeir’s description of the experience, how the horizon dissipated and the depression seemed endless, becomes palpable: “There is no beginning. There is no edge… It was evanescant.” Finally, in photographing the land, Heizer’s photograph becomes an independent work that underlines the discrepancy between real space and its photographic reproduction. Through April 10th.

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