Feixe de Luz: Escultura Projetada, Cinema Exposto

Oct 22, 2022 – Feb 19, 2023
Group Exhibition

Nancy Holt's 1978 film Sun Tunnels  is currently on view in the exhibition Feixe de Luz: Escultura Projetada, Cinema Exposto at the Centro de Arte Oliva in São João da Madeira, Portugal.

The exhibition's title translates to "Light Beam: Projected Sculpture, Exposed Cinema."

From Centro de Arte Oliva:
"Devoted to the formal and conceptual relations between cinema and sculpture, Light Beam: Projected Sculpture, Exposed Cinema, unveils a century of dialogue between the two arts and a mutual process of profound transformation, which has unfolded and became more complex throughout the 20th century to the present day. Film as a document that becomes a work of art, film as a possibility of staging and rendering sculpture performative, film as a possibility of combining opposites (material/immaterial; shadow/light; volume/ projection; ephemeral/perpetual), but also sculpture as an image-producing device are aspects that run through the exhibition."

The exhibition includes artwork by Babette Mangolte, Constantin Brancusi, Fischli & Weiss, Francisco Tropa, Hollis Frampton, João Maria Gusmão, Pedro Paiva, Lis Rhodes, Mark Leckey, Mary Ellen Bute, Nancy Holt, and Susanne Themlitz.⁠

Feixe de Luz: Escultura Projetada, Cinema Exposto is curated by Andreia Magalhães. 

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Ecstatic Land

Oct 26, 2022 – May 7, 2023
Group Exhibition

Works by Nancy Holt are currently on view in the exhibition Ecstatic Land at Ballroom Marfa. Inside the gallery space is Holt's 1985 sculpture Electrical Lighting for Reading Room and in the courtyard of Ballroom Marfa is the first posthumous presentation of Star Fire, a work Holt first presented in Alaska in 1986.