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. 

Hikmet Sidney Loe’s Fellowship will review Nancy Holt’s Library: a collection spanning topics as varied as art, astronomy, film, geology, geography, New Mexico history, and spirituality. Following this research, the annotated volumes will join the Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt Papers held at the Archives of American Art

Loe is an educator, writer, and curator whose research examines the changeable nature of the earth, addressing perceptual and cultural constructs of the land. She has previously worked as an Art Librarian at the Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and as Library Director at Parsons School of Design/The New School. Loe’s first book The Spiral Jetty Encyclo: Exploring Robert Smithson's Earthwork through Time and Place was co-published in 2017 by The University of Utah Press and the Tanner Trust Fund, J. Willard Marriott Library. She is currently researching The Sun Tunnels Encyclo: Exploring Nancy Holt's Earthwork through Perception and Site.

Photograph: Austen Diamond

Archived News

Upcoming Exhibition: Nancy Holt "Mirrors of Light" at Sprüth Magers, Berlin

Holt/Smithson Foundation, Monika Sprüth, and Philomene Magers are delighted to announce Nancy Holt’s (1938– 2014) first solo exhibition at the Berlin gallery. Mirrors of Light presents the room-scale installation with the same title, a work from 1973/74 that is crucial to understanding Holt’s notion of perceptual experience. Holt’s practice navigates the complexities of light as artistic medium, physical reality, and aesthetic concept. It is an architectonic structure that channels projected light into a complex spatial experience.

"Nancy Holt: Trail Markers" at Frieze Masters with Parafin

Early photographic works from the late 1960s by Nancy Holt are currently on view at Frieze Masters in a presentation by Parafin, London. These works will be on view at The Regent's Park, London from 13 – 17 October, 2021.