Robert Smithson Interview with Stig Broegger and Erik Thygesen

Robert Smithson
During an extensive trip to the U.S. in 1969, artist Stig Broegger and journalist and author Erik Thygesen sought out Robert Smithson in the Greenwich Village loft he shared with Nancy Holt for a conversation on Environmental Art and the role of art and artists in society. Already in 1967-1968, Broegger and Thygesen had translated writings by Smithson as co–editors of ‘ta, a Danish avantgarde magazine introducing new paradigms like ecology, cybernetics, and minimal, post-minimal and conceptual art practices to a Scandinavian audience. The two recalled the amount of glass and piles of rocks in the Holt Smithson loft.