Winter 2024 Press Round-Up

Biker à casquette de cuir, chambre d’hôtel et Petit Chaperon rouge [Biker in leather cap, hotel room and Little Red Riding Hood]

Original French translated to English via Google Translate – please forgive any errors or omissions.

by Patrick Javault

The Art Newspaper – Edition Française, January 19, 2024

“There appear collisions of images and periods such as [Smithson] produced in his writings or in Spiral Jetty, his cinema masterpiece: prehistory, science, science fiction, cinema, Luciferian visions. It's the other subterranean world, that of the experimental and the underground.”

The Passions of Robert Smithson

by Donald Kuspit

Whitehot Magazine, January 20, 2024

“Suzaan Boettger, an art historian, has written a scholarly tour de force about the Catholic artist

Robert Smithson (1938-1973), famous for his earth art, particularly the Spiral Jetty, 1970. “

Groundswell at the Nasher Sculpture Center gives the women of land art the retrospective they deserve

by August Davis

The Architect’s Newspaper, January 30, 2024

“Curated and developed over a seven-year period by Nasher assistant curator Dr. Leigh A. Arnold, Groundswell literally breaks new ground, presenting a survey of 12 American women artists who pioneered and expanded practices of land art.“

Robert Smithson: Mundus Subterraneus – Early Works

by Uzomah Ugwu

Arte Realizzata, February 1, 2024

“Marian Goodman Gallery and Holt/Smithson Foundation are pleased to announce the exhibition Robert Smithson: Mundus Subterraneus – Early Works opened on the 13th of January and will close on the 24th of February 2024.  “

In Discussion with Lisa Le Feuvre

by Uzomah Ugwu

Arte Realizzata, February 1, 2024

"Smithson's overall artistic practice made radical shifts in thinking about what art can be and where it can be found. These early drawings show his beginnings; they show ideas that are familiar with his better-known earthworks and sculptures and reveal where they started.“

Santa Fe’s New Museum on the Block

by Michael Abatemarco

New Mexico Magazine, February 14, 2024

“Vladem Contemporary, named for donors Ellen and Bob Vladem, opened in September in the city’s Railyard Arts District to grow the Museum of Art’s contemporary collection, provide spaces specifically designed for art based on new media and dedicated to education, and—in keeping with the museum’s original 1917 mission—to create a studio for artists in residence. “

Robert Smithson, pop et collagiste avant lui-même

[Robert Smithson, pop and collagist before himself]

Original French translated to English via Google Translate – please forgive any errors or omissions.

by Thibault Bissirier

The Steidz, February 15, 2024

“Focused on the works on paper that Robert Smithson produced in the early 1960s, the exhibition organized by the Marian gallery with the Holt/Smithson Foundation marks a little-known milestone in the artist's career.“

Robert Smithson “Mundus Subterraneus – Early Works”

by Pascale Krief

Flash Art, February 21, 2024

“The works on paper mark a moment when Smithson’s oeuvre was in transition, breaking with his first body of pictorial works — which were close to abstract expressionism — yet still anticipating his minimalist and conceptual work. “

Nancy Holt’s Dark Star Park

by Angela Anderson Adams

The Cultural Landscape Foundation, March 8, 2024

“Arlington Public Art’s efforts to secure the future of Nancy Holt’s Dark Star Park (1979-1984), Arlington, Virginia’s first County-commissioned public artwork, is currently underway. This effort will require the support and coordination of a number of internal County agencies as well as the surrounding community, which views the work as an iconic feature of the neighborhood.“

Installation view: Robert Smithson: Mundus Subterraneus — Early Works, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, 13 January – 24 February 2024
Photograph: Rebecca Fanuele
Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery

Archived News

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.

Chapter Six of Tuesday Texts

We are happy to announce that throughout January we will be publishing a sixth 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. This chapter of Tuesday Texts will focus on artworks by Robert Smithson.

Every Tuesday we will publish a text to our website that includes images selected by the author, a short bibliography, citation reference, and endnotes pointing to the author’s references.