Art Term

Environmental art

Environmental art is art that addresses social and political issues relating to the natural and urban environment

Joseph Beuys, ‘The End of the Twentieth Century’ 1983–5
Joseph Beuys
The End of the Twentieth Century 1983–5
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© DACS, 2019
Anselm Kiefer, ‘Lilith’ 1987–9
Anselm Kiefer
Lilith 1987–9
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© Anselm Kiefer

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Lothar Baumgarten
Terra Incognita 1969–84
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Environmental art often takes the form of installation. The term came into use in the late 1960s and is often closely related to land art.

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