Nancy Holt: Sight Lines
January 19 to April 1, 2012
Nancy Holt: Sightlines is a thematic exhibition offering an in-depth
look at the early projects of this important American artist whose
pioneering works falls at the intersection of art, architecture and
Since the late 1960s, Nancy Holt (Tufts Class of
1960) has created a far-reaching body of work, including Land Art,
films, videos, site-specific installations, artist's books, concrete
poetry and major sculpture commissions. Nancy Holt: Sightlines
showcases the artist's transformation from the perception of the
landscape through the use of different observational modes in her
early films, videos, and related works from 1966-1980.
retrospective exhibitions has been organized by Miriam and Ira D.
Wallach Gallery, Columbia University and curated by Alena J. Wiliams.
An eponymous publication is available for purchase through the
Nancy Holt, Critics Pick by Jordan Troeller (Art Forum,
Nancy Holt by Peter R. Kalb (Art in America, June 7, 2012)
Holt's Vision Aligned with Sun by Cate McQuaid (Boston Globe, Feb.
Visionary Land by Gail Bambrick (TuftsNow, Jan. 19, 2012)
Listen to our guided tour stops here:
STOP 1: Introduction to
Nancy Holt: Sightlines, Amy Ingrid Schlegel, director of galleries
and collections, Tufts
STOP 2: Concrete Poetry, Alena J. Williams,
STOP 3: Holt's Poetic Voice, Alena J. Williams
STOP 4: Crossword Work and Shear Here, Alena J. Williams
Holt's Audio Tours, Alena J. Williams
STOP 6: "Buried Poems,"
Narrated by Amy I. Schlegel
STOP 7: Film Cameras, Alena J. Williams
STOP 8: On Hydra's Head, from Arts Magazine, January 1975, Narrated
by Amy I. Schlegel
STOP 9: Ransacked, Alena J. Williams
STOP 10: Sun
Tunnels, Alena J. Williams