AGRART, Agriculture and Art

Raymond Rohner R.H.Rohner at artschool.utas.edu.au
Tue Mar 30 23:37:16 EST 1993


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AGRART is a research concept based on the combination of Agriculture and
Art. Ever since the early history of human civilisation, Art and
Agriculture have been associated with each other. Their mutual relationship
is very wide-ranging. At one extreme it is, for example, concerned with
ritual performances during harvest celebrations and at the other extreme we
find van Gogh's paintings of rural scenes. An increasing number of
contemporary artists take the land and/or the growth of plants as their
subject-matter. These would include: David Nash, Sjoerd Buisman, Wolfgang
Laib, Richard Long, Hamish Fulton and Andy Goldsworthy.

AGRART covers various issues, for example:

* artistic creativity as a means for planing, implementing and monitoring
of            agricultural development projects.
* media agricultural stereotypes influencing public opinion.
* parallels between Art Philosophy and Agricultural Science.


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I am looking for information related to all aspects of the interface
between Art and Agriculture. Please address correspondence to:
R.H.Rohner at artschool.utas.edu.au


Raymond Rohner




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