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

Archived News

The Island Project: Point of Departure

Holt/Smithson Foundation is delighted to announce details of its first artist commission. The Island Project: Point of Departure invites Tacita Dean, Renée Green, Sky Hopinka, Joan Jonas, and Oscar Santillán to develop proposals responding to an island in Maine that was purchased sight-unseen by Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson on September 30, 1971.

Chapter Two of Tuesday Texts

We are delighted to announce that throughout January and February we will be publishing a second chapter of our Tuesday Text Series as part of our ongoing Scholarly Text Program, which invites thinkers to focus on a single artwork by Holt and/or Smithson.

Research Fellow Announcement: Hikmet Sidney Loe

We are delighted to announce that Hikmet Sidney Loe has been awarded the first of our 2021 Research Fellowships. This Holt/Smithson Foundation program encourages new research on the work, ideas, and creative legacies of Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson. 

2021 Research Fellowship Applications

Our Research Fellowships aim to encourage new research on the work, ideas, and creative legacies of Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson. Our first Research Fellowship Program launches in 2021 and we are calling for applications. The application deadline is February 1, 2021.