Monday, August 13, 2012

Robert Smithson: Art in Continual Movement.

Robert Smithson: Art in Continual Movement. By Max Andrews, Eric C. H. de Bruyn, Stefan Heidenreich, Sven Lütticken, Anja Novak, Vivian van Saaze. Alauda Publications, 2012. 240 pp., illustrated throughout, 20,4x26,8cm. Images from here.

Book description:

"The central figure in this book is the American artist Robert Smithson, who achieved cult status in the international art scene during the 1960s and 1970s and continues to generate great interest among artists and curators to this day.

In 1971, Smithson realized the famous Land Art work Broken Circle/Spiral Hill for the exhibition Sonsbeek 71 in Emmen, the Netherlands. It is one of only three Land Art works in the world by Smithson that still remain preserved.

For the first time, this book brings together a complete selection of archival material related to the work - ranging from photographs, film scripts and drawings to original manuscripts and letters - spread over different archives in the Netherlands and the US."

'Robert Smithson: Art in Continual Movement' is part of Land Art Contemporary, and was part of the March symposium Rethinking Robert Smithson.

No comments: