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dateApril 30, 2015 timeThursday, 12:15pm EDT location The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia University

During the 1960s, entropy was a powerful concept for the production and interpretation of the large-scale earthworks of the Land Art movement. But while this focus on entropy is important, it has since come to obscure the more extensive role of energy in the art and politics of the postwar decades. This talk will address some of these larger currents of energy in the visual arts, as it also considers the legacy of earthworks after the exhaustion of Land Art itself.