Chapter Two of Tuesday Texts

We are delighted to announce that throughout January and February we will be publishing a second 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.

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.

Through January and February we will publish a new text every Tuesday. Each essay includes images selected by the author, a short bibliography, citation reference, and endnotes pointing to the author’s references.

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.

The second chapter of Tuesday Texts publishes the following essays:

Kelly Baum on Holt's Pine Barrens  (1975)

Rory O’Dea on Smithson's The Monuments of Passaic (1967)

Jeremy Millar on Smithson's Hotel Palenque (1969/1972)

Leigh Arnold on Smithson's Texas Overflow (1970)

Anya Novak on Smithson's Broken Circle/Spiral Hill  (1971)

Lori Zippay on Smithson and Holt's collaborative film Swamp (1971)

Sarah Hamill on Holt's 30 Below (1979)

Suzaan Boettger on Smithson's My House is a Decayed House (1962)

Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson at a diner in New York City, circa 1970.⁠
Photograph: Gianfranco Gorgoni⁠

Archived News

"Revolve" Screening in The Kitchen's Carlotta Schoolman Video Viewing Room

Nancy Holt's video Revolve is available to stream online through The Kitchen's Video Viewing Room celebrating the work of Carlotta Schoolman. Founded in 1971, The Kitchen is one of New York City’s oldest nonprofit spaces, showing innovative work by emerging and established artists across disciplines. To celebrate their 50th Anniversary, The Kitchen is hosting a series of conversations with artists with accompanying Video Viewing Rooms. 

Nancy Holt to be featured at Punto de Vista Film Festival

Nancy Holt will be featured in the Retrospectives section of the 2021 Punto de Vista Film Festival in Pamplona, Spain. The film festival celebrates non-fiction films and "aims to revisit the history of film by connecting it to the present and, in turn, to give exposure to film-makers and artists whose work has been little seen in Spain." 

The following Holt films will be screened at the festival:

Nancy Holt, Pine Barrens (1975)