Nancy Holt: Experiments with Film and Video at Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, NM

We are proud to partner with the New Mexico Museum of Art to present a special screening event of Nancy Holt film and video works at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 16 – 17, 2024.

This event will be the very first screening of Niagara, a series of studies of the water flowing along the Niagara River that Holt filmed in 1975. The weekend screening event will also include the influential films Missoula Ranch Locators: Vision Encompassed (1972), Pine Barrens (1975), Sun Tunnels (1978), and the video work Revolve (1977).

One evening screening will focus on Holt's close artistic partnership with Robert Smithson through the collaborative video East Coast / West Coast (1969), the short film work Swamp (1971), a screening of Spiral Jetty  (1970), and a collection of rarely seen 1971 short films—including Bob with Books, showing Smithson reading a tower of books on a New York City rooftop.

This screening event is taking place in conjunction with the inaugural exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of Art Vladem Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Shadow and Light features three works by Nancy Holt that explore the materiality of light and shadow.

Learn more and book tickets on the New Mexico Museum of Art website.

Nancy Holt, Niagara [still] (1975)
16mm film
© Holt/Smithson Foundation / Licensed by Artists Rights Society, New York

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.