Robert Smithson: Time Crystals, the first exhibition dedicated to the work of Robert Smithson in Australia, launches at the University of Queensland Art Museum this spring, developed in collaboration with Monash University Museum of Art. On show in Brisbane between March 10 and July 8 2018, the exhibition travels to Melbourne from July 21 to 22 September 2018.
Alongside works from Australian and international collections, including the exhibition copy of Smithson’s sculpture “Enantiomorphic Chambers” (1965/1999, illustrated above) from the collection of the Holt-Smithson Foundation, Time Crystals presents an extensive display of Smithson’s manuscript and archival material drawn from the Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt Papers held at the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art in Washington DC which was donated to the Archives by Nancy Holt.
The exhibition is curated by Dr Amelia Barikin (The University of Queensland) and Professor Chris McAuliffe (Australian National University). The exhibition, and corresponding publication, Time Crystals has been made possible through support from the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Robert Smithson, “Enantiomorphic Chambers” (1965/1999; exhibition copy) [illustrated above]
Painted steel, mirrors
24 x 30 x 31 in. (61 x 76.2 x 78.7 cms) (each)