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We are excited to announce Light and Language: Nancy Holt with A.K. Burns, Matthew Day Jackson, Dennis McNulty, Charlotte Moth, and Katie Paterson Lismore Castle Arts, Co. Waterford, Ireland March 28 – October 11, 2020 - Nancy Holt was an artist who rethought the limits and possibilities of art. Born in 1938, Holt was a key member of the Earth, Land and Conceptual art movements. For five decades she asked difficult questions about how we understand our place in the world. Her art continues to inspire and recalibrate the possibilities of what art can be, and where it can be found. Light and Language invites A.K. Burns, Matthew Day Jackson, Dennis McNulty, Charlotte Moth, and Katie Paterson to explore ideas of light and language alongside Nancy Holt at Lismore Castle Arts. This is the first time Holt’s work has been seen with twenty-first-century artists who have drawn from her legacies. At the center of Light and Language is Holt’s room-sized installation Electrical System (1982). Presented for the first time in more than three decades, Electrical System is an example of Holt’s innovative ‘systems sculptures’ that make the facts of a building perceivable. Fourteen other rarely seen works by Holt join Electrical System. The five artists joining Nancy Holt in Light and Language, like Holt, open new questions about perception and the way we might understand our place in the world. Working with sound, sculpture, performance, words, and light, each artist has chosen works for the exhibition they feel resonate with their fascinations for Holt’s ideas and artworks. This exhibition is kindly supported by the Arts Council, Henry Moore Institute and the Holt Smithson Foundation. - The exhibition is curated by Lisa Le Feuvre, inaugural director of the Holt Smithson Foundation. - @lefeuvrelisa @holtsmithsonfoundation #nancyholt #dennismcnulty #akburns #matthewdayjackson @matthewdayjackson @charlottemoth #katiepaterson Image: Nancy Holt, Electrical System II: Bellman Circuit (1982). David Bellman Gallery, Toronto, Canada. Photography: Nancy Holt. © Holt/Smithson Foundation, Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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