The Expanded Field2019-10-25T18:50:39-03:00

THE EXPANDEDFIELD

Section ManagerVerónica Aguirre L.

Painting, photography, crafts, sculpture. From their particularities and specificities, the different artistic manifestations have offered, since past times, ways to register the landscape that surrounds us to understand it. In doing so, and without looking for it, we have contributed to a cultural understanding of landscape. Defined as a scene stopped in time that our eye can apprehend at once.

However, for approximately 35 years, artists such as Robert Morris, Robert Smithson, Richard Serra, Walter de Maria, Sol LeWitt, and Bruce Nauman, among others, challenged this vision by incorporating the time factor in the artistic work. This happened to be understood as a long-time proposal defined by the idea of process, that articulates growth, decay, evolution, and change. This expanded field (a term coined by Rosalind Krauss in the 1970s), defines a new way of observing, operating, thinking and explaining crossings between art, landscape, and architecture.

It is in this new context that landscape architects have coined this trajectory, modifying the landscape design based on the notion of process that, rather than defining a definitive plan for the intervened site, seeks to guide its transformation.