Video West, the video series curated by Radio West’s Doug Fabrizio and KUER, recently posted a film called “Jetty,” shot by Skylar Nielsen of Vita Brevis Films, and featuring a reading of Smithson’s words by actor Julian Sands. You can check out all the Video West films at http://videowest.kuer.org. […]
Spiral Jetty is surrounded by the variegated topography of the Great Basin and by equally varied land ownership. Immobile in the natural environment, no material markers delineate property lines for the 10 acres of leased land where Spiral Jetty resides. A “double world” (Smithson 1972: 229) exists of […]
How many views does it take to depict the steady, human-formed creation of absence on the land? In the case of Utah Museum of Fine Art’s (UMFA) current exhibition Creation and Erasure: Art of the Bingham Canyon Mine, the answer is over one hundred. This well-researched, historical view […]
by Hikmet Sidney Loe On March 18th, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) unveiled a work by American artist RobertSmithson (1938-1973), on loan from Dia Art Foundation. The regional partnerships Dia formed in early 2012 with UMFA and Westminster College’s Great Salt Lake Institute regarding Smithson’s monumental earthwork Spiral Jetty finds its first publicly-seen collaborative venture in the loan of […]
A profile of Art Historian Hikmet Loe, author of an upcoming book about Robert Smithson.