In Art, Space, Ecology, internationally renowned curator and critic John K. Grande interviews twenty major contemporary artists whose works engage with the natural environment. Whether their medium is sculpture, nature interventions, performance, body art, or installation, these discussions, complemented by eighty stunning photographs, reveal the artists' diverse backgrounds and methods, expressions and realizations.Ultimately, the natural world serves as a canvas to explore the intersections of art, space, and the environment, thereby raising questions about our relationship with landscape itself. The essence of the art form is a dynamic interactivity, and the dialogues between Grande and the artists mirror the encounter of object and environment, artist and audience, society and nature. Art, Space, Ecology is rounded out with an engaging introduction by writer and curator Edward Lucie-Smith, who sets the stage for some of the most insightful and compelling discussions on art to be found.
Curator, writer and poet, John K. Grande has been a leading figure in the art and ecology movement. His writing has appeared in Artforum, Sculpture, Art on Paper, Border Crossings, Lensculture, British Journal of Photography, revue Espace, Art Review, Arte Es, Public Art Review, Landscape Architecture & Ceramics Monthly.
John K. Grande has curated Earth Art for the Royal Botanical Gardens in Canada, Eco-Art for Pori Art Museum in Finland, and Small Gestures for Mucsarnok / Kunsthalle Budapest, among others.