New Publication: Blind Spot Folios featuring Nancy Holt and Richard Misrach

We are delighted to announce a new publication is available from Blind Spot featuring previously unseen photo-based work related to Nancy Holt's Sun Tunnels (1973-76) by Holt and Richard Misrach. ⁠

Blind Spot Folios is a new annual series and edition 001 contains a pair of volumes. Richard Misrach’s folio features images of Holt’s landmark earthwork Sun Tunnels that he photographed in 1988. Holt’s volume contains a selection of photo studies made in 1975 and excerpts from a Self-Interview, developed while she was conceiving the work.⁠

Offset printed by Trifolio in Verona, Italy on Mohawk Superfine 135gsm paper. Each volume is composed of four unbound nested leaves, folded to 11 x 15 inches, housed in a custom embossed Colorplan folder with die cuts. The folder is offset printed with a conversation between Lisa Le Feuvre, Executive Director of Holt/Smithson Foundation, and artist Richard Misrach.⁠

Print run limited to 750 copies, 100 of which are available with an 11 x 15 inch initialed and numbered plate by Richard Misrach.⁠

Now available at

Nancy Holt “Sun Tunnels” (1973-76) is part of the collection of Dia Art Foundation, acquired with support from Holt/Smithson Foundation’ © Holt/Smithson Foundation and Dia Art Foundation; Holt’s photo studies are © Holt/Smithson Foundation; Richard Misrach’s photographs are © Richard Misrach courtesy of Pace Gallery, New York; Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco; Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles.⁠

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Research Fellowship Webinar with Rory O'Dea

Join us on Thursday October 13th for a webinar by 2022 Holt/Smithson Research Fellow, Rory O'Dea.
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2022 Research Fellow: Margo Handwerker

We are delighted to announce our second 2022 Holt/Smithson Foundation Research Fellowship awardee: Margo Handwerker. 

Margo Handwerker is Chief Curator and Director of the Texas State Galleries at Texas State University. Handwerker holds a Ph.D. from the School of Architecture at Princeton University and a Masters in Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a member of M12 STUDIO, a group of artists, researchers, and writers collectively based in Big Springs, Nebraska.