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Smithson Symposium 9/24/05



Saturday, September 24


 Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, New York City

East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues Entrance is closer to Lexington, on the North side of 68th St.

Admission is free, but registration is required. Please call (212) 570-7715, or e-mail to specify a session or sessions. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Session I - On Spiral Jetty: Construction, Conditions, New Interpretations
 11 am

 Artist Nancy Holt, Spiral Jetty historian Hikmet Loe, and art historian Ann Reynolds discuss the construction, changing physical conditions, and new interpretations of the iconic Earthwork. Whitney associate director for conservation and research Carol Mancusi- Ungaro moderates.

Session II: On Writing: Poetry, Criticism, Ephemera
 12:30 pm

 Art historians Rhea Anastas poet/critic Lytle Shaw join artist and Smithson collaborator Mel Bochner for an examination of Smithson’s poetry, criticism, and ephemera. With exhibition curator Eugenie Tsai, they consider Smithson’s voice among other artists’ writings of the 1960s and 1970s.

Break 2–3 pm

Session III: On Smithson’s Trips, Travel, and Films
 3 pm

 Art historian Alexander Alberro, filmmaker Robert Fiore, and artist Joan Jonas join Whitney curator Chrissie Iles for this conversation about Smithson’s use of travel, the road trip, and film.

Session IV: On Smithson’s Influence
 4:30 pm

 Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, curator Connie Butler joins artist Matthew Ritchie and Whitney curators Donna De Salvo and Elisabeth Sussman for a look at Smithson’s impact on contemporary art making.