Land Art symposium in Italy focus sustainability in wild nature and welcome new partners from France and Sweden
"We are proud to be part of the European Landart Network (ELAN), which is already a success, for Land Art in Europe, for artists and partners", commented Peter Murray, Director of the ELAN partner Yorkshire Sculpture Park. "Alongside its four founder members two further organisations of Land Art will now join the network: the Musee Gassendi situated in the French Alps and the Landscape Park Wanas Konst in the south of Sweden".
The European Landart Network (ELAN) is an international project, started in summer 2013, supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union and the Lower Saxony region of Germany. The idea is born in October 2012, when the initiator of the network, the German Springhornhof Foundation, invited Land Art organisations to a Partnercolloquium at Springhornhof. The network is officially founded at August 2013 with four partner organisations from Germany, Italy, Poland and UK. To explore this network there will be several inter-European meetings and symposia in different countries. Until now the focuses of activities were in August 2013 in Germany at Springhornhof in the Lüneburger Heide, which belongs to the rural region Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), and in Yorkshire Sculpture Park nearby Leeds in the United Kingdom, where the programme "Art, Landscape & Regional Identity" is started in November 2013, and in Poland at the Centre of Polish Sculpturej, which sets up the programme "Local Identity – Continuity and Change" in May 2014.
Latest activities were in the Italian region Trento, where the organisation Arte Sella launched the Land Art programme "Creativity and Landscape" in September 2014. Speakers from Italy, Suisse, Belgium, and Germany presented concepts and projects of European Land Art. One focus of the keynotes was the sustainability of Land Art in wild nature. A further focus was on how nature changes through Land Art.