For decades, the Los Angeles–based artist Lita Albuquerque has blurred distinctions between Land art and Light and Space on increasingly grander scales, whether it be building installations surrounding the pyramids in Egypt or placing sculptures across Antarctica to mirror the formation of the stars.
Bill Powers: Your drawings were featured in “The Avant Garde Won’t Give Up: Cobra and Its Legacy” at Blum & Poe Los Angeles. How were you first introduced to the movement?
Eddie Martinez: In 2009, I was going to Europe a lot—particularly Denmark—which is where I saw Asger Jorn’s work at the Louisiana Museum. I really fell in love with it.