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Nancy Holt / Inside Outside

2022-06-17 to 2023-02-12

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. 
Nancy Holt’s work is held in major collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum für Gegenswartkunst, Germany; Utah Museum of Fine Arts; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Recent exhibitions include Light and Language (2021; Lismore Castle Arts, Ireland), Nancy Holt: Mirrors of Light (2021; Sprüth Magers, Berlin) Sound as Sculpture (2022; The Warehouse, Dallas), Nancy Holt: Between Heaven and Earth (2022; Western Washington University), and Nancy Holt (2018; Dia Art Foundation, New York).

Nancy Holt / Inside Outside is produced by Bildmuseet in collaboration with the Holt/Smithson Foundation. Curators are Lisa Le Feuvre (Executive Director, Holt/Smithson Foundation) and Katarina Pierre (Director, Bildmuseet). A fully illustrated publication accompanies the exhibition, with contributions from Karen Di Franco, Teresa Grandas, Lisa Le Feuvre, James Nisbet, and Katarina Pierre. It includes a previously unpublished self-interview by Nancy Holt. 

With thanks to Fort Knox, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation and the Henry Moore Foundation.

Nancy Holt, Sun Tunnels (1973-76)

Great Basin Desert, Utah, USA
Collection Dia Art Foundation with support from Holt/Smithson Foundation
Video: Charles Uibel
© Holt/Smithson Foundation and Dia Art Foundation, Licensed by Artists Rights Society, New York