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Teresita Fernández / Robert Smithson

Teresita Fernández, Caribbean Cosmos(Earth) (Detail), 2023 Glazed ceramic 96 x 192 x 1.25 inches 243.8 x 487.7 x 3.2 cm Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London © Teresita Fernández; Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty [still] (1970) © Holt/Smithson Foundation / Licensed by Artists Rights Society, New York Distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix, New York

Artist-led and conceptually driven, Teresita Fernández / Robert Smithson is a subjective, intergenerational conversation between two practices, pulling the past into the present. The exhibition critically considers entanglements between place, site, seeing, and deep time through the artists’ mutual engagement with material intelligence, geological agency, and cartographic fictions.

Co-curated by Fernández and Lisa Le Feuvre, Executive Director of Holt/Smithson Foundation, the exhibition is initiated by Fernández’s long-term engagement with challenging socially constructed ideas about place and landscape and her immersive research on Smithson’s art and ideas. For over 50 years Smithson’s artistic practice has resonated with generations of artists and thinkers to consider the human impact on the surface of the planet.

Teresita Fernández / Robert Smithson brings, for the first time, Smithson’s historic work into a direct conversation with an artist working today. Working with Holt/Smithson Foundation’s collection and supported by key loans from museums around the country, Fernández and Le Feuvre worked to curate a selection of never-exhibited works by Smithson in dialogue with new and recent works by Fernández, offering an intimate exchange between a historic artist and an iconic contemporary artist.

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Thank You!

Teresita Fernández / Robert Smithson is generously supported by

SITE SANTA FE Board of Directors
SITE SANTA FE Exhibitions Fund
Terra Foundation for American Art
Hugh and Saskia Evans
Agnes Gund
Roberta and Michael Joseph
Jeanne and Mickey Klein
Anthony Meier Fine Arts
Christophe A Olson Roebling Endowment & Josed Granados
City of Santa Fe Arts and Culture Department and the 1% Lodgers Tax
New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment of the Arts

Special thanks to Lehmann Maupin and Marian Goodman Gallery

Artists

Teresita Fernández

Teresita Fernández (b. 1968) expansively rethinks what constitutes landscape. Her artistic practice and research move from the subterranean to the cos...LEARN MORE

Robert Smithson

Robert Smithson expanded what art could be and where it could be found. For over 50 years, Smithson’s writings, artworks, and ideas have influenced ge...LEARN MORE
Curators

Lisa Le Feuvre

Lisa Le Feuvre is a curator, writer, and editor. She is inaugural Executive Director of Holt/Smithson Foundation, the artist-endowed foundation dedica...LEARN MORE

Teresita Fernández

Teresita Fernández (b. 1968) expansively rethinks what constitutes landscape. Her artistic practice and research move from the subterranean to the cos...LEARN MORE
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