Online Viewing Room: Robert Smithson at Marian Goodman Gallery

We are pleased to announce the launch of an Online Viewing Room  at Marian Goodman Gallery, presented on the occasion of two exhibitions marking our partnership with the gallery.

The viewing room features the exhibition Hypothetical Islands at Marian Goodman Gallery, London which pays attention to Smithson’s enduring interest in islands. It takes a journey through more than fifty works. It moves from mobile to spiral islands, through forking jetties, meanders, concrete seas, and rising volcanoes, and includes a program of films. These moving image works feature in our current Friday Film Program

Alongside a video walk through of the London exhibition, the Online Viewing Room presents highlights from Primordial Beginnings, scheduled to launch at Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris in December. The Paris exhibition investigates Smithson’s exploration of, to use his own words, “origins and primordial beginnings, […] the archetypal nature of things.”

Both exhibitions feature rarely seen works from the artist Nancy Holt’s personal collection. Holt married Smithson in 1963 and managed his Estate between 1973 and 2014.

Please visit the website of Marian Goodman Gallery for details of visiting the exhibitions.

Image courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery

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2021 Research Fellow: Scout Hutchinson

We are pleased to announce the second of our 2021 Holt/Smithson Foundation Research Fellowship awardees: Scout Hutchinson.

Scout Hutchinson is a recent graduate of the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU, where she earned an MA in Art History. She has provided curatorial support to art institutions including deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Massachusetts; the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; the Jewish Museum in New York; and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum at the University of Oklahoma, where she is currently a Mellon Curatorial Intern.

2021 Research Fellow: Ali Ismail Karimi

We are pleased to announce the first of our 2021 Holt/Smithson Foundation Research Fellowship awardees: Ali Ismail Karimi.

Ali Ismail Karimi’s Research Fellowship will focus on Robert Smithson’s 1966 works Grave Mounds with Object and Proposal for a Monument on the Red Sea and the relationship of Smithson’s work to the landscapes of the Middle East.