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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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.