Nancy Holt's "Mirrors of Light I" on view at Art Basel Unlimited

We are happy to share that Nancy Holt's room-sized installation Mirrors of Light I will be on view next week at Art Basel Unlimited with Sprüth Magers.

Nancy Holt’s artistic investigations navigate the complexities of light as an artistic medium, as a physical reality, and as an aesthetic concept.⁠ A central theme for Holt is the way natural and artificial light create new possibilities of seeing.

The room-sized installation Mirrors of Light I plays with the proliferation of light. ⁠Illumination from a spotlight is reflected in ten circular mirrors, creating projections that appear to make light material, generating a sensory and conceptual experience of the relationships between viewer, light, and reflection.⁠

Holt's Mirrors of Light I will be on view along with works by Anne Imhof, Barbara Kruger, and Thomas Scheibitz presented by Sprüth Magers at Art Basel Unlimited,  from June 13-18, 2023. 

Nancy Holt, Mirrors of Light I (1974)
Installation view: Art Basel Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland, Presented by Sprüth Magers, 2023
Ten mirrors, 650 watt quartz light 
Overall dimensions: 11 x 20 x 28 ft. (3.4 x 6.1 x 8.5 m)
Mirrors: 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm) diameter each
Photograph: Sebastiano Pellion di Persano
© Holt/Smithson Foundation / Licensed by Artists Rights Society, New York

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Book Launch at Sprüth Magers New York with A.K. Burns and Lisa Le Feuvre

Please join us on Monday July 17 for a conversation and book release to celebrate the launch of Nancy Holt: Locating Perception with a conversation between Lisa Le Feuvre and A.K. Burns.

Nancy Holt: Locating Perception takes a journey through Holt’s work, paying particular attention to her investigations into the structures that we humans use as we attempt to understand our place on the surface of our planet. The book includes an essay by Julian Myers-Szupinska, an interview between Holt and Laura McLean-Ferris, and extensive notes on the work.

Nancy Holt / Inside Outside launches at MACBA on July 12

This summer the exhibition Nancy Holt / Inside Outside launches at MACBA, Barcelona’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Opening on July 12, 2023 this major survey is on show through January 7, 2024.

The exhibition launches on Wednesday July 12 at 8pm, preceded by a conversation at 7pm between Lisa Le Feuvre, Executive Director of Holt/Smithson Foundation and Teresa Grandas, curator at MACBA.