We have received a good number of submissions and narrowed our
selections to what we consider meaningful. We also have some site
specific submissions that look very exciting. Thank you for your
submission! We are now in the process of securing our location and
dates. Keep watching for future updates.
Dirt became contemporary art with the Earthworks of the late 1960s, a
kind of formalism that moved out of the gallery, into the ground and
then out of town. It wasn’t for ecological concerns as is typical today,
instead it tended to be conceptual and psychological. Now, however,
land art has made a return for environmental reasons, and in the mix as
well is the use of dirt and nature — nature is dirt, after all — as a
timeless balm against the fragmentation of media culture. The dirt salve
is the subject of at least four new books.