Discussions On "Sound As Sculpture"

A significant selection of audio works by Nancy Holt are currently on view in the group exhibition Sound as Sculpture at The Warehouse Dallas

The Warehouse is hosting a series of discussions on the exhibition Sound As Sculpture, including one upcoming discussion on Nancy Holt's sound works with Lisa Le Feuvre and James Nisbet this Friday, March 18.

From The Warehouse:

This Spring, The Warehouse presents Discussions on Sound as Sculpture, a four-part series of virtual talks that explores the ways in which artists use of sound as a sculptural medium. Each session features a presentation by an artist, curator, or art historian who examines the artists and themes in the current exhibition, followed by a conversation moderated by exhibition curator Thomas Feulmer.

FRI, MAR 18, 12pm CST
Lisa Le Feuvre, Executive Director of Holt/Smithson Foundation, and James Nisbet, Chair and Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Studies at UC Irvine, discuss Nancy Holt’s groundbreaking work with sound. Sound as Sculpture features the most comprehensive presentation of Holt’s work with audio to date and includes a number of her Tours and Visual Sound Zones, as well as Points of View (1974) and U.S. 80 SOLO: Nebraska (recorded 1976, edited for radio 1979).

Register here.

Installation view of Nancy Holt's Tour of the John Weber Gallery in the exhibition Sound as Sculpture at The Warehouse Dallas.

Photograph: Kevin Todora

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"Nancy Holt / Inside Outside" at Bildmuseet

We are very pleased to announce the exhibition Nancy Holt / Inside Outside launches this June, produced by Bildmuseet, one of Sweden’s foremost contemporary art venues. The exhibition explores the artist’s rich artistic legacy through a selection of works spanning 1967 to 1992. This is the most ambitious exhibition of her work to date. Perceptions and demarcations of being "inside" and "outside" guide this survey exhibition.

Robert Smithson works in "The Power of Wonder" at Museum unter Tage in Bochum, Germany

Works by Robert Smithson will be included in the group exhibition The Power of Wonder: New Materialisms in Contemporary Art at Museum unter Tage in Bochum, Germany. 

Two artworks that Robert Smithson originally made during his time in Germany in 1969 will be on view in the exhibition: Mirror Displacement: Indoors (1969) and Essen Earth  and Mirrors (for Bernd and Hilla Becher) (1969).

"Second Site" by James Nisbet

Author and art historian James Nisbet has recently written a new book titled Second Site, which explores "how environmental change and the passage of time transform the meaning of site-specific art." Second Site examines the effect of changing conditions on a number of site-specific artworks, including both Nancy Holt's Sun Tunnels (1973-76) and Robert Smithson's 

Tuesday Texts: Chapter Three

We are delighted to announce that throughout February we will be publishing a third 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.