Made for earth, word for word. About the corporeal, visual and conceptual in Nancy Holt's art. Welcome to a lecture in connection with the exhibition Nancy Holt / Inside Outside with Håkan Nilsson, professor of art studies at Södertörn University and art critic. Free admission. Language: Swedish.
Håkan Nilsson has been a professor of art studies at Södertörn University since 2019 and has primarily been interested in contemporary art. Previously, he was also a professor of art history and art theory at Konstfack in Stockholm. Nilsson is also an art critic for SvD and DN.
Nancy Holt (1938–2014) was a central figure in the New York art scene and was an innovator of site-specific installation and the moving image. Across five decades she asked questions about how we might understand our place in the world, investigating perception, systems, and place.
Inside Outside is the most extensive European survey of Holt’s work and is the most ambitious presentation ever of her multifaceted artistic oeuvre. The exhibition includes film, video, photography, concrete poetry, audio works, sculpture and room-sized installations as well as drawings and documentation of her land art. Two of her major site responsive System Works are presented in this exhibition, in their first posthumous iterations, including Ventilation System, a playful sculpture covering several floors, both indoors and outdoors, in dialogue with the architecture of Bildmuseet.
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