We are pleased to announce that Hikmet Sidney Loe’s innovative exploration of Robert Smithson’s iconic earthwork, The Spiral Jetty Encyclo, has won the 15 Bytes Book Award for Art Book for 2018. David Habben’s steampunk coloring book and Mary Lee Fulkerson’s survey of women artists of the Great […]
This Friday, Representative Becky Edward’s bill HB 134 to name Spiral Jetty the “State Work of Art” will be heard in the Senate Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee.At 8:00 am on Friday, March 4, HB 134, State Work of Art, will be heard in the Senate Economic […]
One is liable to see things in maps that are not there. Robert Smithson, “The Spiral Jetty” Introduction American artist Robert Smithson (1938-73) chose Rozel Point on the north shore of Great Salt Lake, Utah, to situate his first large-scale earthwork, Spiral Jetty. Created in April 1970, the work […]
James Benning comes to the University of Utah campus today to screen two films: two cabins, a film that explores utopian and dystopian versions of social isolation through the replicas Benning built of Henry David Thoreau’s and Ted Kaczynski’s iconic cabins, and casting a glance, a film that explores the nature of time and Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty.
Next weekend the party is at Lucin, the old railroad watering stop near the Nevada border where Nancy Holt, and a throng of colleagues, admirers and (one must assume) hangers on, will be at Sun Tunnels for sunset (see our article in the October 2012 edition). So maybe […]
Dia Art Foundation recently named two local organizations as stewards of the Spiral Jetty: Utah Museum of Fine Arts and the Great Salt Lake Institute at Westminster College. What does this mean for Robert Smithson’s famous work? Find out at “The Future of Spiral Jetty: Community and Collaboration […]
Geoff Wichert responds to the Tribune article on the Spiral Jetty and Epic Brewing mentioned in this week’s Mixed Media feature.
Photos by Hikmet Sidney Loe Robert Smithson’s first career choice was “naturalist.” As he shifted his gaze towards art, his lifelong fascination with the materials of the earth and with the transformations that time manifests became incorporated into his work. The Spiral Jetty best embodies this synthesis of […]
A request has been filed to permit oil drilling in the Great Salt Lake four miles from the Robert Smithson’s earthwork, the Spiral Jetty. The proposed exploratory drilling, subsequent infrastructure, and staging area would all be be visible from the Jetty. The State has not yet made a […]
Though people travel from around the globe to visit Robert Smithson’s monumental Spiral Jetty, located on the northeastern shore of Great Salt Lake, to this day some Utahns have no idea that one of the 20th century’s most iconic artworks exists in their own backyard. One who does is […]
Spiral Jetta: a road trip through the land art of the American West by Erin Hogan The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London 2008 In the 1960s and 70s, artists were drawn to slogans. “Art is dead” was followed by “Museums are where art goes to die.” […]
Mixed Media this week includes Amy Caron’s year-long commitment to a wedding dress, what a retired machinist does with his free time and copyright battles of Smithson’s Spiral Jetty.