Nancy Holt / Inside Outside explores the artist’s rich artistic legacy through a selection of works spanning 1967 to 1992. This is the most ambitious exhibition of her work to date. Perceptions and demarcations of being “inside” and “outside” guide this survey exhibition.
Holt herself was an insider and an outsider: she was a key member of the Earth, Land, and Conceptual art movements, yet her work is far lesser known than that of her male peers—a situation this exhibition strives to amend. Highlighting Holt’s commitment to perception, light, and space, Nancy Holt / Inside Outside presents several previously unseen photoworks, and the first posthumous presentation of two System Works, with Ventilation System (1985–92) literally moving inside and outside of the architecture of the museum.
In 1973, Holt started to research her ideas for her landmark Sun Tunnels (1973–76), creating Instamatic photo studies testing the possibilities of how vision might be focused through a sculpture located in a landscape uninterrupted by buildings and roadways. In this exhibition, these small-
Underpinning this 25-
Nancy Holt / Inside Outside is produced by Bildmuseet in collaboration with Holt/Smithson Foundation, and in partnership with MACBA, Barcelona. Curators: Lisa Le Feuvre and Katarina Pierre. The exhibition is accompanied by a book published in the autumn by Monacelli Press, with texts by Karen Di Franco, Teresa Grandas, Lisa Le Feuvre, James Nisbet, Katarina Pierre, and two texts by Nancy Holt—a previously unpublished self-
With support from Fort Knox, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation and the Henry Moore Foundation.
Nancy Holt, Sun Tunnels, 1973-
Exhibition 17 June 2022 -
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