Nancy Holt: Sightlines

7. Februar 2011 - 20:30

Nancy Holt: Sightlines

Bookpresentation and Screening with Nancy Holt
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Nancy Holt in conversation with Alena J. Williams
Film Screening:  "Swamp" (1971), 16 mm, 6 minutes

"Nancy Holt: Sightlines" is the first retrospective publication of the American artist Nancy Holt, accompanying the traveling exhibition on the artist’s Land art, films, video, and related works from 1966 to 1980 currently on view at the Badischer Kunstverein in Karlsruhe. A comprehensive representation of Holt's working process in both word and image, this book illuminates her interest in physical space and reveals how the geographical variety and boundlessness of the American landscape afforded the artist numerous opportunities to develop large-scale projects beyond the confines of New York City’s gallery walls. It contains more than twenty-five original writings by the artist and a rare selection of her concrete poetry, documentary photographs, and preparatory drawings, as well as essays by Pamela M. Lee, Lucy R. Lippard, Nancy Holt, Matthew Coolidge, Ines Schaber, James Meyer, and Julia Alderson.

On the occasion of the publication, Nancy Holt will discuss her work with art historian Alena J. Williams. Ines Schaber, one of the book's contributors, will join the closing discussion.

Nancy Holt is an artist living and working in New Mexico. Her wide-ranging body of work includes major works of sculpture, installations, photography, film, video, audio works, and artist’s books, and has shown her work internationally over four decades. She is the recipient of five National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, two New York Creative Artist Fellowships, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Alena J. Williams is an independent curator and a doctoral candidate in modern and contemporary art in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University in New York.

Alena J. Williams (Hg.)
Nancy Holt. Sightlines
With contributions by Pamela M. Lee, Lucy R. Lippard, Nancy Holt, Matthew Coolidge, Ines Schaber, James Meyer, and Julia Alderson
University of California Press, 2011, 978-05-20268-56-2

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