Artists on Robert Smithson (Paperback)

Artists on Robert Smithson By Robert Smithson (Artist), Katherine Atkins (Editor), Kelly Kivland (Editor) Cover Image

Artists on Robert Smithson (Paperback)

By Robert Smithson (Artist), Katherine Atkins (Editor), Kelly Kivland (Editor)


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Artists from Matthew Buckingham to Diana Thater address the rich legacy of Robert Smithson's films, sculptures and Spiral Jetty

This is the fifth volume in a series that builds upon Dia Art Foundation's Artists on Artists lectures. The contributors to Artists on Robert Smithson engage with Smithson's work in myriad ways: Matthew Buckingham's essay highlights Smithson's preoccupation with the ways that histories of the earth are constructed and contested; Abraham Cruzvillegas considers Smithson's work with broken glass and architecture; Mark Dion's didactic approach to the life and work of the artist recounts the conceptual and evolutionary conditions that led to his birth and development; Teresita Fern ndez confronts the limitations of dominant histories of place, art and the monumental; Trevor Paglen considers Smithson's iconic spiral and his fascination with natural history; Rayyane Tabet weaves together a history of basalt that reveals themes of colonialism, surveillance and strife; and finally, engaging with the science fiction canon and its cinematic conventions, Diana Thater provides a close reading of Smithson's Spiral Jetty film.

Product Details ISBN: 9780944521915
ISBN-10: 0944521916
Publisher: Dia Art Foundation
Publication Date: April 28th, 2020
Pages: 200
Language: English