Robert Smithson : Art in Continual Movement
  • monograph
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 20.4 x 26.8 cm.
  • 240 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 9789081531481

Robert Smithson : Art in Continual Movement

Robert Smithson, Ingrid Commandeur, Trudy van Riemsdijk-Zandee, Anja Novak, Max Andrews, Vivian van Saaze, Stefan Heidenreich, Eric C.H. de Bruyn, Sven Lütticken

Robert Smithson : Art in Continual Movement

description

Monograph on Robert Smithson focusing on his land art installation "Broken Circle/Spiral Hill" conceived of for the exhibition "Sonsbeek 71" in Emmen, the Netherlands, in 1971. Edited by Ingrid Commandeur and Trudy van Riemsdijk-Zandee. Contributions by Anja Novak, Max Andrews, Vivian van Saaze, Stefan Heidenreich, Eric C.H. de Bruyn, and Sven Lütticken. "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....Broken Circle/Spiral Hill is a key work in Robert Smithson's oeuvre. Particularly in the early 1970s, Smithson's criticism of the art market grew stronger and his work became increasingly socially engaged. With his 'land reclamation' projects, he attempted to build a bridge between industry, ecology, art and society. Smithson's pioneering use of various media in his work is equally exceptional. The omnipresence of the media, ecology and the primacy of the market economy are topics that are just as current today as they were in the 1970s. Robert Smithson: Art in Continual Movement is therefore not an academic monograph but as a case study which opens up to a number of topics, still relevant in contemporary art: 'Models of Spectatorship', 'Art, Research, Ecology', 'Documentation', 'Museum, Media, Society' and 'The Cinematic'." -- publisher's statement.

Amsterdam, Netherlands : Alauda Publications, 2012
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