First Portuguese translation of Smithson’s writings in Artforum

We are very happy to announce the publication of Robert Smithson: Artforum 1966-73, the first Portuguese translation of Robert Smithson’s writings in Artforum magazine. 

Antônio Ewbank has edited the volume and translated the texts, with the book designed by Wallace V. Masuko. This first translation of the writings into Portuguese has been realized by coleção moraes-barbosa [Pedro Barbosa and Patrícia Moraes], working in partnership with the Foundation.

Robert Smithson: Artforum 1966-73 is a precise facsimile translation. It presents nine texts published in the magazine between 1966 and 1973, starting with Entropy and the New Monuments and closing with Frederick Law Olmsted and the Dialectical Landscape. Smithson saw his writings as artworks, and the magazine as a means to circulate his ideas. Smithson’s texts are accompanied by a contextual introduction written by Antônio Ewbank.

Archived News

Announcing the 2023 Research Fellows

We are delighted to announce our 2023 Holt/Smithson Foundation Research Fellows!

Our Research Fellowships aim to encourage new research on the work, ideas, and creative legacies of Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson. We look forward to thinking with these four Research Fellows to expand and develop critical research on Holt and Smithson.

2023 Annual Lecture: Rebecca Solnit at the New Mexico Museum of Art

Holt/Smithson Foundation announces the second in the ten-year series of Annual Lectures, an initiative that invites artists, writers, and thinkers to raise questions and present research extending the creative legacies of the artists Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson. Over the course of a decade, the Foundation will partner with a new institution each year to host lectures in ten distinct locations, each significant to Holt and Smithson.

On Nancy Holt: Rita McBride and Aurora Tang in Conversation

To mark the closing of Nancy Holt: Locating Perception, Sprüth Magers is hosting a conversation between Rita McBride and Aurora Tang at the Los Angeles gallery. Holt's work remains crucial both to an understanding of land-based and conceptual practices of the late 1960s onward, as well as to contemporary approaches to the natural and built environments. McBride and Tang, who have long engaged with related questions in their projects and exhibitions, will discuss Holt's work and their varied practices. 

Research Fellowship Webinar with Margo Handwerker

Join us on Thursday December 15th for a webinar by 2022 Holt/Smithson Research Fellow, Margo Handwerker. Margo will share her research surrounding Robert Smithson's 1972 proposal for Lake Edge Crescents in Ohio.

Information and Registration:
Thursday, December 15th
10:30 AM Mountain Time
Margot will present for 30 - 45 minutes and a question and answer session will follow.
Register in advance for this webinar.