Earth and Sky, curated by Manuel Abendroth and Els Vermang, Societe d'electricite, Brussels, Belgium, April 19 - June 30

A Luta Continua: The Sylvio Perlstein Collection, Hauser & Wirth, New York, April 26 - July 27

Robert Smithson: Time Crystals., curated by Dr Amelia Barikin (The University of Queensland) and Professor Chris McAuliffe (Australian National University); The University of Queensland, Brisbane, March 10 - July 8, 2018: travel to Monash University Art Museum, Melbourne, July 21 - September 2018; catalgoue

Being Modern: MoMA in Paris, co-organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Fondation Louis Vuitton,
Curators, Quentin Bajac, MoMA, assisted by Katerina Stathopoulou (Assistant Curator, MoMA), with Olivier Michelon (Curator, Fondation Louis Vuitton),
Fondation Louis Vuitton,
October 11, 2017 - March 5, 2018
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William Blake and the Age of Aquarius, curator Stephen F. Eisenman in consultation with Corinne Granof
Block Museum of Art, Northwestern Univerity,
Sepetmber 23, 2017 - March 11, 2018
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Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950-1980, curator Kelly Baum
MetBreuer, New York
September 13th, 2017 - January 14, 2018
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The Former World, an operatic performance by John Hastings,
music incorporating texts by Robert Smithson, Augustine, and others.
Aratari Theater, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
February 24, 2017 (8:15 - 9:15pm)
Los Angeles, California
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Robert Smithson at the National Gallery
Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery 1959-1971
September 30, 2016 – January 29, 2017
Nation Gallery of Art, Washington DC
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Teresita Fernández on Robert Smithson
at Dia: Chelsea, New York, New York
Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 6:30 pm
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Trevor Paglen on Robert Smithson
at DIA: Chelsea, New York, New York
October 25, 2016, 6:30PM
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Robert Hobbs on Robert Smithson
at Dia: Beacon, Beacon, New York
Saturday, April 16, 2016



Robert Smithson: POP Works, 1961-64, James Cohan, New York November 20, 2015 - Jan 17, 2016
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All the World’s Futures curated by Okwui Enwezor
56th International Art Exhibition - by la Biennale di Venezia
Padiglione Centrale (Giardini Di Castello)
May 9 - November 22, 2015
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Creation and Erasure: Art of the Bingham Canyon Mine, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 30–September 28

Standing in the Shadows of Love: The Aldrich Collection 1964-1974, curated by Richard Klein, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT, April 6—September 21

Robert Smithson’s New Jersey, curated by Phyllis Tuchman and Gail Stavitsky, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ, February 23 – June 15, 2014
Documentary video: Robert Smithson's New Jersey

Beyond Earth Art, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, January 25-June 8

Counterintelligence, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto, January 23 –  March 16, 2014

Film screenings:

Spiral Jetty, "On The Road / En el camino," Santiago de Compostela, Spain, curated by Gloria Moure, organized by the Minister of Culture, Xunta de Galicia, May—November

Spiral Jetty, “Conquest of Space,” College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Australia, June 14

Spiral Jetty, “Lens-based Sculpture: The Transformation of Sculpture through Photography,” Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Germany, May 15 - May 31

Nancy Holt

Nancy Holt: Daylong Tribute Screening, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), 535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor, New York, April 5, 12—7 pm

Nancy Holt

Breaking Gound: Broken Circle/Spiral Hill, The Making of Amarillo Ramp, Sun Tunnels, “White Cube / Black Box Presents: A Tribute to Nancy Holt,” Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY, April 10, 7:30 pm with Q&A with DeeDee Halleck at 9 pm

Swamp, 52nd Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan, March 30

Spiral Jetty, “Le géométrique,” Museums of the City of Strasbourg, France, March 29

Spiral Jetty, with Q&A with James Benning, Copenhagen Architecture Festival, Louisiana Museum, Humlebak, Denmark, March 29

Spiral Jetty, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah, with gallery talk by Kelly Kivland occasioned by the installation of Leaning Mirror (1969), on temporary loan from DIA Foundation, March 20


Robert Smithson 2.0 - (And a Tribute to Nancy Holt), with Jack Flam, Phyllis Tuchman and Yasmil Raymond, New York Studio School, Wednesday, March 12th at 6:30 PM



Robert Smithson in Texas, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, curated by Leigh Arnold, consulting curator, under the leadership of Jeffrey Grove, senior curator of special projects & research, November 24, 2013--April 27, 2014

New Jersey as Non-Site, curated by Kelly Baum, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ, October 5, 2013 – January 4, 2014

When Attitudes Become Form: Bern 1969/Venice 2013, Curated by Germano Celant in dialogue with Thomas Demand and Rem Koolhaas, Fondazione Prada, June 1 – November 3

Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson: England and Wales 1969
Southhampton, UK
10 May-17 August 2013

John Hansard Gallery
University of Southhampton

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Indifferent Matter: From Object to Sculpture, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK July 25 –October 20, 2013

Amarillo Entropy, The Power Station, Dallas, TX, September 18-28

Land Marks,The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, April 30—August 18

Everything Loose Will Land, curated by Sylvia Lavin, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, L.A., May 9 – August 4

Lumineux! Dynamique! Espace et vision dans l’art de nos jours a 1913, Galeries Nationales du Grand-Palais, Paris, April 10 – July 22, 2013

The Whole Earth: California and the Disappearance of the Outside, curated by Diedrich Diederichsen and Anselm Franke, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany, April 25 - July 1

The Invention of Landscape, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland, January 19 - April 14

Film screenings:

Spiral Jetty, Sheds, Rundown, “False Theorems and Grand Mistakes," Paillard Centre d’Art Contemporain, Poncé sur le Loir, France, October 6—December 1

Spiral Jetty, “Keith Langerbraber: The Theatre of the Exploding Sun,” Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC, Canada, October 4—December 29

Swamp, “Artists Moving Image Festival,” Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland, September 28—29
Spiral Jetty, Wirksworth Festival, London, UK, Sept 14
Spiral Jetty, “Monuments: Peter Buggenhout, Dan Holdsworth, Robert Smithson, Lawrence Weiner,” Scheublein Fine Art, Zurich, Switzerland, June 8—July 13
Spiral Jetty, “The Telling of Beautiful Untrue Things" curated by Albert Martinez Lopez-Amor, Lo Pati Art Centre, Tarragona, Spain, June 8 - Aug. 31
Rundown, Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry - le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, France, June 6
Mono Lake, Swamp, East Coast, West Coast, “Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson: England and Wales 1969,” John Hansard Gallery, May 10—August 17
East Coast, West Coast, “The Whole Earth: California and the Disappearance of the Outside,” Haus der Kulturen der Welt,” Berlin, Germany, April 25—July 1
Rundown, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Spain, curated by Pedro de Llano, October 5, 2012 – March 31, 2013
Spiral Jetty, Grand-Hornu, Belgium, November 18, 2012 – February 17, 2013
Spiral Jetty, fotoK Gallery, Vienna, Austria, November 24, 29, 30; December 1, 6, 7, 2012
Spiral Jetty, Monoquini, Bordeaux, France, April 9th
JG (A film by Tacita Dean), Arcadia University Art Gallery, February 7 - April 21, 2013 (Spiral Jetty film still)
Breaking Ground: Broken Circle/Spiral Hill (1971-2011), Screen from Barcelona [film festival], Spain, May 29, 2013 more info >>
Spiral Jetty, Landmarks a University of Texas, Austin, May 2013
Mono Lake, Swamp, Pine Barrens, Sun Tunnels, “Nancy Holt: Selected Photo and Film Works,” Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 10th



Cartographies, Fundació "la Caixa", July 19 – October, 2012 (Caixaforum Barcelona), November 20 – February 20, 2013 (Caixaforum Madrid)

Materializations “Six Years”: Lucy Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, September 14, 2012 – February 3, 2013, curated by Catherine Morris

THE BLACK WHALE, Museo de Arte Contemporeana de Vigo, Spain, curated by Pedro de Llano, October 5, 2012 - March 31, 2013 (Asphalt Rundown, Glue Pour, Concrete Pour)

Alice in Wonderland, Tate Liverpool, UK, November 4, 2011 – January 25, 2012, Museo di Arte Moderna di Trento e Rovereto, Italy, February 25 – June 3, 2012, Hamburger Kunsthalle, June 22, 2012 – September 30, 2012.

Bladen in Context, Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, NY, April 13 – May 25, 2012.

Beasts of Revelation, DC Moore Gallery, June 7 – August 15, 2012

Ghosts in the Machine, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, July 18 – October, 7 2012.

The Imminence of Poetics: 30th Sao Paulo Biennial, curated by Luis Pérez-Oramas and Isabela Villanueva, September 7 – December 9, 2012 (Spiral Jetty, Mono Lake, Swamp)

Notations: Contemporary Drawing as Idea and Process (Selections from the Kramarsky Collection), Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University at St. Louis, Missouri, September 14, 2012 - January 7, 2013.

Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974, The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA, Los Angeles, CA, May 27 – August 20, 2012, Haus der Kunst, Munich, October 12, 2012 – January 20, 2013.


Breaking Ground: Broken Circle/Spiral Hill (1971-2011), Louvre Museum, Paris, January 27
Breaking Ground: Broken Circle/Spiral Hill (1971-2011), Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany, February 5 – May 30
Breaking Ground: Broken Circle/Spiral Hill (1971-2011), ARCO Madrid, Spain, February 18, 2012
Breaking Ground: Broken Circle/Spiral Hill (1971-2011), Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Germany, March 4 – May 27, 2012 [exhibition]
Spiral Jetty, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, California Institute of the Arts, March 12 [exhibition]
Breaking Ground: Broken Circle/Spiral Hill (1971-2011), Crowley Theater, Marfa, TX, March 15, 2012
Breaking Ground: Broken Circle/Spiral Hill (1971-2011), Dallas Museum of Art, TX, March 24, 2012
Swamp, Mono Lake and Spiral Jetty, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, curated by Philip Kaiser, April 1 – July 30 [exhibition]
Breaking Ground: Broken Circle/Spiral Hill (1971-2011), MOCA, Los Angeles, April 8 – July 30, 2012
Rundown, Glasgow Film Theatre, Scottland, as part of screening series “Sculpture on Film”, April 24, 2012
Spiral Jetty, Yeosu International Art Festival, South Korea, curated by Iris Moon, May 12 – August 12, 2012 [exhibition]
Spiral Jetty, Marianne Boesky Gallery, NY, curated by Dieter Buchhart, June 28 – August 10 [exhibition]
Rundown, Buendner Kunstmuseum Chur, Switzerland, August 24 – November 18, 2012 [exhibition]
Spiral Jetty, Mono Lake, Swamp, 30th Sao Paulo Biennial, curated by Luis Pérez-Oramas and Isabela Villanueva, September 7 – December 9, 2012 [exhibition]



Breaking Ground: Broken Circle/Spiral Hill (1971-2011)
Emmen, The Netherlands
17 September-27 November 2011

SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain

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Still from "Breaking Ground: Broken Circle/Spiral Hill." (1971-2011)
© The Estate of Robert Smithson/Pictoright Amsterdam
Camera: Benito Strangio.

Film screenings:

Breaking Ground: Broken Circle/Spiral Hill (1971-2011)
Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Germany, November 9, 2011
Fieldwork: Marfa, TX, October 8, 2011
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 22, 2011
CBK Emmen, The Netherlands, September 17 – November 27, 2011



IKONS-- Religious drawings and sculptures from 1960-1973
Art Feature, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland, 2010

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Robert Smithson POP Works, 1961-64
Art Kabinett, Miami Basel Miami Beach 2008,
Miami, FL, 2008

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DATE: SEP 17 - SEP 25, 2005



Robert Smithson Retrospective
organized by Eugenie Tsai with Connie Butler for

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
September 12 - December 13, 2004


Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
January 14-April 3, 2005

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
June 23-October 16, 2005 (catalogue)



Robert Smithson/Bernd & Hilla Becher
curated by James Lingwood
Museu Serralves, Museu De Art Contemporanea, Porto, Portugal
November 30 - March 3, 2002



October 13 - November 24 2001
James Cohan Gallery, New York

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Fully illustrated catalogue available- see publications to order at

Robert Smithson: Filme, Texte, Zeichnungen, at the Kunsthalle Wein,
curated by Eva Schmidt and Kai Voeckler

The exhibition coincides with the publication of the 3rd edition of the Writings of Robert Smithson edited by
Eva Schmidt and Kai Voeckler, published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Koenig, Cologne.

November - February 2001
Kunsthalle Wein im Museumquartier, Museumplatz 1/6/1, A-1070 Wein



Robert Smithson
Kunsthalle Wein am Karlsplatz, Austria
curated by Eva Schmidt, Kai Voeckler, Sabine Folie, coinciding with the third publication of The Writings of Robert Smithson, German translation, edited by Eva Schmidt and Kai Voeckler, published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Koenig, Cologne



Robert Smithson Retrospective: Works 1956 - 1973
curated by Per Boym
The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo Museet for Samtidskunst; traveled to Modern Museum, Stockholm; Arken Museum of Modern Art, Isho, Arken, (catalogue)

Language to be Looked at And/or Things to be Read
organized by James Cohan & Elyse Goldberg
James Cohan Gallery, New York

Robert Smithson at James Cohan Art in America, June 2000, by Susan Harris >>

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