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Nancy Holt with Mirrors of Light II at Walter Kelly Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, in 1974. © Holt/Smithson Foundation / Licensed by Artists Rights Society, New York, Photo: John R. Bayalis
© Holt/Smithson Foundation / Licensed by Artists Rights Society, New York, Photo: John R. Bayalis

Over the course of five decades, Nancy Holt explored how we perceive our environment and how we attempt to understand our place on the surface of this planet. From March 2024, the Gropius Bau presents Circles of Light, the artist’s most comprehensive survey exhibition in Germany to date. It includes film, video, photography, sound works, concrete poetry, sculptures and expansive installations as well as drawings and documentation from over 25 years.

In her artistic practice, Nancy Holt reimagined site-specific installations and ways of working with natural and artificial light. She began focusing on ecological aspects at an early stage and incorporated the earth’s rotation, astronomy, time and space into her sculptures, constantly challenging us to look beyond what we think we know. Holt’s working process will have a particularly tangible presence in the exhibition at the Gropius Bau through texts and recordings by the artist.

Curated by Clara Meister and Lisa Le Feuvre

Partners: Wall
Media partners: ArterbbKulturMonopolBerlinArt Link

The exhibition is funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation).

In collaboration with Holt/Smithson Foundation

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Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin

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