American land artist Nancy Holt has always seen the world through an otherworldly gaze. From her sun tunnels placed strategically in The Great Basin Desert in Northern Utah to her work from trips to Dartmoor with husband Robert Smithson (Trail markers, 1969, pictured). This retrospective of the artistic movement that brought artists out of the gallery and into the surrounding landscapes helps move the viewer to a new location; one from the perspective of the artist and their view in relation to the movement of the sun and the planets. It’s an astonishing achievement in sculpture as seen through the photography and film made by Holt in the 1960s and 1970s, showcasing the artist’s fascination with memory, perception, time and space. A free curator’s tour with Nancy herself on Saturday 4 May (2pm, FREE) is also one to pop in the diary.

Preview Mon 15 Apr, Exhibition Sat 20 Apr – Sun 16 Jun, Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Road, M15 6ER, Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 12 – 4pm, FREE,

Mon 15 Apr - Thu 20 Jun
John Stansfield
Published on:
Fri 7 Jun 2013