Nancy Holt Symposium

Saturday, February 9, 2019, 10 am–5 pm, Dia:Chelsea

Event Details
Saturday, February 9, 2019, 10 am–5 pm

535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York City

$5 for Dia members; $10 general admission; $8 admission for students and seniors 

Advance ticket purchases recommended. Tickets are also available for purchase at the door, subject to availability.

On the occasion of Dia Art Foundation’s acquisition of Sun Tunnels by Nancy Holt and the Dia:Chelsea exhibition devoted to the artist’s work, this symposium brings together scholars in the fields of architecture, art history, astronomy, and geology to engage with Holt’s work. Focusing on Sun Tunnels (1973–76) as a primary point of departure, the symposium considers defining features of Holt’s practice, including emphasis on experiential forms of viewership, engagement with the built and natural environment, material conditions of visual perception, site specificity, and universal time. Speakers include Marcel Agüeros, James Meyer, J. Myers-Szupinska, Jack Oviatt, Brigitte Shim, and Alena J. Williams, with moderators Lisa Le Feuvre (Holt/Smithson Foundation) and Courtney J. Martin (Dia Art Foundation).

The program is organized by Dia Art Foundation and Holt/Smithson Foundation, and is planned in conjunction with the concurrent presentation of Holt’s work at Dia:Chelsea in New York City.