On the Cover:
Ruben Ochoa, L.A. Riots in the Age of Minecraft (re)building block no. 001-006, 2013. Galvanized post, dirt, rubber, and plastic, dimensions variable. Photo: Jeff Mclane, Courtesy the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.
Executive Director’s Letter:
This issue investigates work exploring our relationship with the natural and cultural environment: Ruben Ochoa’s sculptures and installations capture movement and transition in diverse materials, Anne Hardy’s poetic structures call attention to the strangeness of familiar settings, herman de vries explores the disrupted connection between humanity and nature, Mark Dion’s museological explorations critique institutional representations of nature, and Lewis Colburn’s objects and installations exhibit history as a stage set.
If you’ve been looking for Insider, remember it’s no longer in the magazine—you’ll find everything on-line. The new and expanded on-line version offers many more opportunities than the old print version. Page 80 gives all the details.
Finally, it’s not too late to sign up for the 26th International Sculpture Conference: Tradition and Innovation, which will be held in Pittsburgh, October 15–18. Explore the revitalized city and its incredibly vibrant and thriving art community with an amazing program, including keynote speaker Diana Al-Hadid and a myriad of cultural activities. See pages 14 and 15 for more details. Want a taste of Pittsburgh? Come to the Re:NEW Festival on September 25, where the ISC will be partnering with the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council to present an ISConnects event. For more details, visit . Hope to see you in Pittsburgh. ??
—Johannah Hutchison, ISC Executive Director