Nevada Museum of Art
Book Release: Land Art of the 21st Century
January 22, 2022
Welcome the founders of the Land Art Generator Initiative, Robert Ferry and Elizabeth Monoian for a talk on the release of their new book, Land Art of the 21st Century. The creativity of Burning Man and the design innovation of the Land Art Generator Initiative responds to the climate crisis with a catalog of radical experiments in post-carbon living.
Set in the remote corner of Northern Nevada lies a magical stretch of land called Fly Ranch. With no access to the electrical grid or other public utilities, the Burning Man Project-owned site provides an opportunity to reinvent what human settlement can aspire to be in a world that has awakened to the impacts of anthropogenic climate change and the overconsumption of natural resources.
Land Art of the 21st Century presents creatively designed systems for energy, water, agriculture, shelter, and regeneration—a proof of concept for how to live in beauty and harmony with the Earth. The results are a glimpse into the near future of our sustainable landscapes, serving as a compendium of technologies and systems, a catalog of artworks, and a blueprint for other regenerative development projects.
Per local, State, and CDC health guidelines for Covid-19, the Museum requires that masks are worn while indoors unless actively eating or drinking.
Program support and free program registration for students from the Core Humanities Program at the University of Nevada, Reno.