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. 

On Nancy Holt: Rita McBride and Aurora Tang in Conversation 
Saturday, January 14, 2023
Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles

Rita McBride has explored architectural and sculptural form in works ranging from small scale objects to large public commissions since the late 1980s. This year, McBride's work will be featured in solo presentations at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and Dia Beacon, New York, and she is a 2021–22 and 2022–23 recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation's Lee Krasner Award.

Aurora Tang is a curator and researcher based in Los Angeles. She has worked with The Center for Land Use Interpretation since 2009 and currently serves as its program director. Tang is a recipient of an Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Curatorial Research Fellowship, and has recently organized exhibitions at MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, and MOCA Tucson.

Nancy Holt, Locator with Spotlight and Sunlight (1972) 
Installation view: Nancy Holt: Locating Perception, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, 2022
Steel pipe, spotlight, vinyl and window
Overall dimensions variable (site responsive)
Photograph: Robert Wedemeyer
Courtesy Holt/Smithson Foundation and Sprüth Magers
© Holt/Smithson Foundation / Licensed by Artists Rights Society, New York

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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.