New Publication: Blind Spot Folios featuring Nancy Holt and Richard Misrach

We are delighted to announce a new publication is available from Blind Spot featuring previously unseen photo-based work related to Nancy Holt's Sun Tunnels (1973-76) by Holt and Richard Misrach. ⁠

Blind Spot Folios is a new annual series and edition 001 contains a pair of volumes. Richard Misrach’s folio features images of Holt’s landmark earthwork Sun Tunnels that he photographed in 1988. Holt’s volume contains a selection of photo studies made in 1975 and excerpts from a Self-Interview, developed while she was conceiving the work.⁠

Offset printed by Trifolio in Verona, Italy on Mohawk Superfine 135gsm paper. Each volume is composed of four unbound nested leaves, folded to 11 x 15 inches, housed in a custom embossed Colorplan folder with die cuts. The folder is offset printed with a conversation between Lisa Le Feuvre, Executive Director of Holt/Smithson Foundation, and artist Richard Misrach.⁠

Print run limited to 750 copies, 100 of which are available with an 11 x 15 inch initialed and numbered plate by Richard Misrach.⁠

Now available at blindspot.com.

Nancy Holt “Sun Tunnels” (1973-76) is part of the collection of Dia Art Foundation, acquired with support from Holt/Smithson Foundation’ © Holt/Smithson Foundation and Dia Art Foundation; Holt’s photo studies are © Holt/Smithson Foundation; Richard Misrach’s photographs are © Richard Misrach courtesy of Pace Gallery, New York; Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco; Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles.⁠

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2022 Research Fellow: Margo Handwerker

We are delighted to announce our second 2022 Holt/Smithson Foundation Research Fellowship awardee: Margo Handwerker. 

Margo Handwerker is Chief Curator and Director of the Texas State Galleries at Texas State University. Handwerker holds a Ph.D. from the School of Architecture at Princeton University and a Masters in Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a member of M12 STUDIO, a group of artists, researchers, and writers collectively based in Big Springs, Nebraska.

First Annual Holt/Smithson Foundation Lecture

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Virginia Dwan (1931-2022)

At Holt/Smithson Foundation we are honored that Virginia Dwan served on our Board of Directors from 2018 until her passing on September 4, 2022. Her wisdom, humor, curiosity, warmth, attention to detail, and vast expertise has contributed immensely to our young foundation. We will miss her a great deal.