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A New Documentary Sheds Light on the Troublemakers of Land Art
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curbed
Troublemakers and the Angst Behind Land Art
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city-beat
Cincinnati Art Museum’s James Crump Re-Emerges with a New Film
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The Museum of Contemporary Art of Los Angeles presents a special showing of Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art at The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, 7:00 pm, September 29, 2015
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Interview
A new documentary traces the origins and invention sites of one of the most physically massive, overtly public and aesthetically mysterious art movements of the 20th century.
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NOWNESS
Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art
The artists whose pioneering earthworks created a new genre.
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New York Film Festival 2015
Troublemakers has been named an official selection of the 53rd New York Film Festival.
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THE
The movie Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art, written and directed by James Crump, casts an elegant net around the vast topic of Land Art without making the mistake that anyone can ever adequately plumb its depths.
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ARTFORUM
James Crump discusses Troublemakers in Artforum.
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New York Film Festival
Troublemakers is one of Nine Under-the-Radar Films to See at the New York Film Festival.
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Los Angeles Times
This film by James Crump tells the story land art of the late 1960s and early ’70s, of the artists who sought to go beyond commercial painting and sculpture to produce works that dialogued — in a major way — directly with the earth.
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Atribune
Land Art, oltre il sublime. In un film, la grande avventura di un gruppo di artisti-pionieri.
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Hyperallergic
A Documentary Mines the Stories of Three Pioneers of Land Art
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The Wall Street Journal
Land Art Gets Its Close-Up in New Film
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Cultured
In his new documentary, Troublemakers, director James Crump unearths the origins of the Land Art movement, whose pioneers – Robert Smithson, Walter De Maria and Michael Heizer – created “improbable” works in the American desert.
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ARTREPORT
New Documentary Explores Revolutionary American Earthworks and Artists
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Milk
Documentary director James Crump on his earth art daredevils
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The Wall Street Journal
Troublemakers takes its place among the great art documentaries of the past half-century.
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i-D_magazine
Troublemakers: la storia della land art alla Fondazione Prada
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la Replubblica Milano
In Troublemakers James Crump racconta l’avventura della Land Art di fine anni Sessanta
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Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art. Intervista a James Crump.
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The Hollywood Reporter
A colorful and sometimes gorgeous primer on this influential movement
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The New York Times
Film Carves Out Its Place at Art Basel in Miami
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The Art Newspaper
As a new film hails the pioneers of Land Art, a new generation of artists are staking out their own territory
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WNYC
Filmmaker James Crump combines archival footage with new interviews and beautiful cinematography to give fresh perspective on a movement that rejected the idea of art as a commodity.
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Guardian
Robert Smithson, Walter De Maria and Michael Heizer…this is the best superhero team-up we’ll see at the cinema this year.
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The New York Times
Thrilling documentary
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Boston Globe
Troublemakers has many pleasures to offer…and shows how extraordinary land art can be.
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Q&A with Troublemakers director James Crump


Film-Forward
…director James Crump manages to let land art cast a spell on the viewer…
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Spectrum Culture
Too many cultural documentaries underestimate the role of women, but Troublemakers isn’t one of them. Crump shows how women played a central role in the rise of Land Art…
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big think
Crump brings…deep insight and human interest to the story of the land artists.
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READER
Troublemakers gives land art the documentary treatment it deserves
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Under The Radar Magazine
Quietly captivating…These renegades were on the fringe and the film succeeds in bringing deserved attention to the magnitude and significance of their creations. A debt of gratitude is owed to Crump, who clearly chose the right people to interview and asked the right questions prompting responses that brought these complex figures back to life…
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Huffington Post
The film by James Crump does something that is rare for art documentaries: It is very beautiful and dynamic itself in examining work that is challenging. It meets the subject head-on
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Los Angeles Times
Revolutionary zealots who did not necessarily get along with each other, the temperamental creators of land art took themselves very seriously. But as Troublemakers convincingly demonstrates, the work they produced justified their attitude.
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KCRW
Interview with Troublemakers director James Crump on KCRW’s Press Play with Madeleine Brand
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ARTILLERY
Ironically, in these times in which art objects are being collected frenetically, the movement has finally received a proper documentary. Art historian, curator and filmmaker James Crump’s Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art is a long overdue tribute to this iconic era.
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The Line
Land Art on Film: A Conversation with James Crump
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sculpturenature
Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art. Interview with the filmmaker James Crump
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Guardian
From the Spiral Jetty to creations on the scale of Stonehenge, James Crump’s fascinating documentary pays tribute to the real outsider art
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AnOther
AnOther speaks to James Crump about his brilliant new film that explores the birth of contemporary Land Art in the 1960s
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Vanity Fair
…dazzling and compelling…
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PURPLE.FR
Purple TV presents an exclusive excerpt from the art documentary film Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art directed by curator and art historian James Crump.
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Interview with Troublemakers director James Crump after ICA London screening.

THE STORY OF LAND ART