March 2024 Press Round-up

Nancy Holt: Circles of Light

by Elena Clavarino

Airmail, March 2024

“Holt’s oeuvre, focused on issues of time and space, once seemed esoteric. Now her art feels eerily contemporary. And her own legend grows.“

Expeditie Nederland: Het mysterie van kunstwerk Broken Circle/Spiral Hill

[Expedition Netherlands: The Mystery of the Broken Circle / Spiral Hill Artwork]

Original Dutch translated to English via Google Translate – please forgive any errors or omissions.

by Ineke Kemper

RTV Drenthe, March 4, 2024

“Reporter Ineke Kemper talks to Anne Reenders of Land Art Contemporary to find out what the artwork means. And how does such an American artist actually end up in Emmen?“

Link to broadcast (in Dutch) on YouTube.

Nancy Holt’s Dark Star Park

by Angela Anderson Adams

The Cultural Landscape Foundation, March 8, 2024

“Arlington Public Art’s efforts to secure the future of Nancy Holt’s Dark Star Park (1979-1984), Arlington, Virginia’s first County-commissioned public artwork, is currently underway. This effort will require the support and coordination of a number of internal County agencies as well as the surrounding community, which views the work as an iconic feature of the neighborhood.“

Former Professor Reveals Insight in Overlooked Natural Phenomenon: Tar Seeps

by Kate Hwang

The Hoya, March 15, 2024

“Gretchen Henderson’s Life in the Tar Seeps: A Spiraling Ecology from a Dying Sea presents the changing ecological life and impact of climate change in Utah’s Great Salt Lake within the context of the artist Robert Smithson’s land art piece Spiral Jetty.”

Nancy Holt. Arte multimedia de trasfondo ecológico

[Nancy Holt: Multimedia Art of Ecological Background]

Original Spanish translated to English via Google Translate – please forgive any errors or omissions.

SFF Magazine, March 19, 2024

“The Gropius Bau exposes the trajectory of the artist Nancy Holt, unique in the plurality of media and pioneer in ecological reflection.“

In dieser Ausstellung geht Ihnen ein Licht auf

[In This Exhibition You will Look at Light]

Original German translated to English via Google Translate – please forgive any errors or omissions.

by Sebastian Bauer

B.Z. Die Stimme Berlins, March 22, 2024

“[Gropius Bau] presents the largest solo exhibition ever shown in Germany on the US conceptual art icon and land art pioneer Nancy Holt (1938-2014).”

In Germania la più complete mostra di Nancy Holt

[In Germany the Most Complete Exhibition of Nancy Holt]

Original Italian translated to English via Google Translate – please forgive any errors or omissions.

by Francesca Petretto

Il Giornale Dell’Arte, March 25, 2024

“With the most complete exhibition ever held in Germany, Gropius Bau pays tribute, ten years after her death, to the American artist (1938-2014), known above all for public sculpture, installation art, concrete poetry and Land art.”

Pandemic and Fragile World: Two Exhibitions Open in Berlin

AP Archive, March 28, 2024

Report featuring Nancy Holt: Circles of Light at Gropius Bau.

Archived News

Nancy Holt: Circles of Light at Gropius Bau, Berlin

Holt/Smithson Foundation and Gropius Bau are pleased to announce the most comprehensive presentation of Nancy Holt in Germany to date. Taking a journey through Holt’s output, starting with her first artwork made in 1966, Circles of Light expands over the Gropius Bau’s ground floor and atrium. Paying attention to Holt’s experimental approach to the interplay between the immaterial and the material, this exhibition underscores the singularity of Holt’s oeuvre.

Chapter Six of Tuesday Texts

We are happy to announce that throughout January we will be publishing a sixth 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. This chapter of Tuesday Texts will focus on artworks by Robert 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.