Posts Tagged “Robert Smithson”

Collection Rotation: Madalyn Merkey

03.03.2015  |  By
Filed under: Projects/Series

This conceived collection examines aspects of shifting cultural situations, as well as artists whose work challenges the institutional inclination to group artworks according to medium; it is rooted in large scale environmental and performance works. My desire with this exhibition is to experience a revolutionary art form capable of addressing contemporary social and political concerns.


Proposal for a Museum: Xiaoyu Weng, Museum of the False

01.22.2013  |  By
Filed under: Projects/Series

Later this year SFMOMA will close for an ambitious expansion planned to last nearly three years. Reflecting on the closure, grupa o.k. asked several friends and colleagues to imagine their own proposals for a museum in San Francisco. Today’s proposal is by Xiaoyu Weng.

“The status of fiction has vanished into the myth of the fact.”  —Rober... More

One on One: Jill Dawsey on Vik Muniz’s “Spiral Jetty after Robert Smithson”

01.24.2011  |  By

Our “One on One” series features artists, writers, poets, curators, and others from around the country, responding to works in SFMOMA’s collection. You can follow the series here. Today our guest is Jill Dawsey, acting chief curator and curator of modern and contemporary art at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and former SFMOMA assis... More

Two on Altamont: Sam Durant | Sam Green

12.17.2009  |  By
Filed under: Conversations

December 6th marked the 40-year anniversary of what’s well known only as “Altamont”—the end of the sixties.  Los Angeles-based independent curator Jenée Misraje talks with two artists (named Sam) who’ve dealt with the history of Altamont in distinct ways.



1969. It began with Richard Nixon assuming the White Hous... More

Desert Obsessions: Apsara DiQuinzio on Utah earthworks

11.02.2009  |  By
Filed under: Field Notes

[Assistant curator of painting + sculpture Apsara DiQuinzio, on the Utah desert, Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty, Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels, and more. Part I is here.]

In August I went to Utah for the first time to continue my art-mediated obsession with desert landscapes. I traveled to a portion of The Great Basin—famous home to the Gr... More