Chapter Five of Tuesday Texts

We are happy to announce that throughout October we will be publishing a fifth chapter of our Tuesday Text Series as part of our ongoing Scholarly Text Program, which invites thinkers to focus on a single artwork by Holt and/or Smithson.

Every Tuesday we will publish a text to our website that includes images selected by the author, a short bibliography, citation reference, and endnotes pointing to the author’s references.

Both Holt and Smithson opened new ways of thinking about what art might be, and where it might be found. Their ideas resonate through artistic and cultural production of the present, developing innovative ways of exploring our relationship with the planet and expanding the limits of artistic practice. The Scholarly Text Program expands these legacies by commissioning and publishing new writing.

The single artworks range from landmark earthworks and texts to lesser known drawings, moving image works, and rarely seen two-dimensional works. Focused as a tool for researchers at all stages, the Scholarly Text Program will publish two essays on each work, presenting differing opinions and approaches and making links to topics that range from geology to ecology, poetry, architecture, public art, sculpture, drawing, film, philosophy, site, and all the stops between.

Chapter Five of Tuesday Texts publishes the following essays:

Thomas Feulmer, "How to Share Space: Nancy Holt’s Studio Tour: Daytime" 

Adam Lauder, "Upside Down Trees: Terminal Transmissions"

Rebecca Uchill, "Spinwinder (1991)"

Kirsten Swenson, "'The Last Nonsite': Nonsite, Site Uncertain, Politics, and Prehistory"

Click on the following links to read the essays in previous Chapters of our Tuesday Text series:

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Nancy Holt, Studio Tour: Daytime (1971-72)
Two parts: October 30, 1971 and January 5, 1972; revised on March 29, 1972
799 Greenwich Street, New York, NY
Illustrated above is a detail from the score from October 30, 1971
Typewriter ink and pencil on paper, three pages
11 x 8 1/2 inches (27.9 x 21.6 cm) each
Digitized audio recording
Duration: 9 minutes, 50 seconds

© Holt/Smithson Foundation / Licensed by Artists Rights Society, New York

Archived News

Holt and Smithson in the Press: October 2023

From the Ground Up: Women Artists of Land Art

by Tom Teicholz

Forbes, October 8, 2023

“Groundswell: Women of Land Art is a milestone exhibition that just opened at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas, and that reassesses and reasserts the importance of a coterie of women in the art historical narrative of works that have been labelled as conceptual, environmental, sculptural, and even as performance.”

2023 Research Fellowship Presentations

Please join us as our 2023 Holt/Smithson Foundation Research Fellows share their research projects, findings, and ideas in progress. Each Fellow will present an online webinar for 30 minutes with a question and answer session to follow. Webinars are free and open to all. Please register in advance through the links below.

You can find more about each fellow's project and past fellows on our Research Fellowship page.