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A Diverse Group of Culturally Significant Sites in CA, IA, MI, NJ, NM, NY, TX and WA, Including the Frick Collection's Russell Page-designed Garden, the World's Largest L.E.D. Sculpture, Folk Art Masterworks in Urban Settings, Athena Tacha's Extant Public Commissions & the Wells Petroglyph Preserve, Threatened with Demolition, Neglect, Poor Maintenance, Vandalism and Lack of Funding
Washington, DC (October 22, 2014) – The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) today announced Landslide® 2014: Art and the Landscape – with eleven examples of land-based art from ancient to modern threatened with demolition, neglect, poor maintenance, vandalism and lack of funding. Landslide is TCLF’s annual thematic compendium of threatened and at-risk landscapes and landscape features. The eleven sites, selected from more than 100 submissions, include: the refined 70th Street Garden at the Frick Collection in New York, by the internationally significant British landscape architect Russell Page; the Bay Lights, the world’s largest L.E.D. sculpture, located in San Francisco; large-scale, handmade folk art creations in urban neighborhoods in Los Angeles and Detroit; single artist, multi-acre installations in Joshua Tree, California and Saugerties, New York; ancient rock art in the New Mexico’s Wells Petroglyph Preserve; projects by Mary Miss and Robert Morris, pioneers in site-specific earth art installations; the extant body of work of the Greek-American, Washington, D.C.-based artist Athena Tacha; and others. Narratives about all the sites accompanied by newly commissioned photographs are available on TCLF’s Web site(www.tclf.org/landslide2014). The announcement was made at an event in New York at the studio of artist Marylyn Dintenfass. Landslide is made possible by Presenting Sponsor The Davey Tree Expert Company, Education Partner the American Society of Landscape Architects and Media Partner Landscape Architecture magazine.
Landslide first issued in 2003, has highlighted more than 200 significant at-risk parks, gardens, horticultural features, working landscapes and other places that collectively embody our shared landscape heritage.
“The interrelationship of art and the landscape has yielded diverse, historically significant and irreplaceable representations of our cultural identity; however, they are often fragile, overlooked and threatened,” said Charles A. Birnbaum, TCLF Founder and President.
About The Cultural Landscape Foundation
The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) is a 16-year-old non-profit foundation that provides people with the ability to see, understand and value landscape architecture, its practitioners and our shared landscape legacy, in the way many people have learned to do with buildings and their designers. Through its Web site, lectures, outreach and publishing, TCLF broadens the support and understanding for cultural landscapes nationwide to help steward this heritage for future generations. TCLF makes a special effort to heighten the awareness of those who impact cultural landscapes, assist groups and organizations working to increase the appreciation and recognition of cultural landscapes, and develop educational tools for young people to better connect them to their cultural landscape environs.