ROBERT SMITHSON

1938, Passaic, New Jersey - 1973 (plane crash while surveying a site for a new work in Amarillo, Texas)

MULTIPLES

Strata a Geophotographic Fiction [submission to Aspen Magazine # 8] Aspen Magazine # 8  1970-1 
Torn Photograph from the Second Stop (Rubble). Second Mountain of 6 Stops in a Section [from the Artists and Photographs Box] Multiples, Inc. 1970
POSTER / EPHEMERA

Asphalt Rundown [large poster] Lattico Roma via Cesare Beccaria 22 1969
Earth Works [large invitation card - sand] Virginia Dawn Gallery 1968
Fossil Quarry Mirror [individual mailed announcement card for work in Land Art exhibition] Fernsehgalerie Gerry Schum, Berlin 1969 
Great Salt Lake Utah - Spiral Jetty [poster] Virginia Dwan Gallery 1970
Great Salt Lake Utah - Spiral Jetty [10 b&w stills from the film] Virginia Dwan Gallery 1970
Nonsites (Mono Lake)  [invitation] Virginia Dwan Gallery  1969 
Robert Smithson [poster - noshtimssmithson ]  Virginia Dwan Gallery  1966-7 
Robert Smithson [poster/announcement - radiating lines - based on "Leaning Strata",1968 - re: p. 152, Robert Smithson, 2004, Tsai]  Virginia Dwan Gallery  1968 
     
ARTICLES IN PERIODICALS BY SMITHSON    

 
   
A museum of language in the vicinity of art Art International, March 1968
A sedimentation of the mind: earth projects Artforum, September  1968 
Cayuga Salt Mine Site [1969] in: The New Sculpture 1965-75: Between Geometry and Gesture 1990
Cultural Confinement [regarding Documenta 5 and other curated exhibitions] Artforum, October 1972
Entropy and the new monuments Artforum, June  1966 
Frederick Law Olmsted and the Dialectical Landscape Artforum, February 1973
Incidents of Mirror-Travel in the Yucatan Artforum, September 1969
"...The earth, subject to cataclysms is a cruel master" Arts Magazine, November 1971
[Special Issue: Robert Smithson] Arts Magazine, May 1978
     
OTHER ARTICLES OR INTERWITHS BY OR WITH SMITHSON     
     
Discussion with Michael Heizer, Dennis Oppenheim, and Robert Smithson  in Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists' Writings  1996
Joint Statement [presented as an ad] in Artforum regarding exhibitions and artists rights (in response to Documenta 5) Artforum, June 1972
Entropy made Visible - Interview with Alison Sky  On Site #4 - Not Seen and/or Less Seen of... 1973 
The Establishment (courtesy Nancy Holt)  New Observations #17 1983
The Spiral Jetty  in Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists' Writings  1996
     
OTHER PUBLICATIONS   

   
John Weber Gallery Newsletter  John Weber Gallery  1975 
On Site #4 - Not Seen and/or Less Seen of... Site, Inc., New York 1973
Pan - ic [poetry publication with Smithson cover.] Pan, Number 2, New York 1958 
Projects Class (12 artists / 12 cards - submitted to class)  Nova Scotia College of Art and Design  1969
The Museum of Drawers Kunsthaus Zurich 1978
     
INDIVIDUAL CATALOGUES    
     
Robert Smithson MoCA, Los Angeles 2004
Robert Smithson: Drawings The New York Cultural Center 1974
Robert Smithson: Retrospective Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris 1983
Robert Smithson: Sculpture The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell 1980
Robert Smithson: Sculpture 1968-69 John Weber Gallery 1987
     
CATALOGUES INCLUDING SMITHSON    
     
A Different War: Vietnam in Art  [mentioned in Lippard's essays, not in the exhibition] Independent Curators Incorporated, New York [traveled] 1990
A Forest of Signs: Art in the Crisis of Representation [not in exhibition but mentioned in catalogue essay by Anne Rorimer: Photography - Language - Context: Prellude to the 1980s] The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles 1989
Afterimage: Drawing Through Process  Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles  1999
A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958-1968  The Museum of Contemporary Art, L.A.  2004
Art by Telephone  Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago  1969 
A Second Talent: Painters and Sculptors Who are Also Photographers  The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art 1985
As Painting: Division and Displacement  Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus 2001
A View of a Decade 1967-1977  Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago  1977
Behind the Facts: Interfunktionen 1968-1975 Fundacio Jan Miro, Barcelona 2004 
Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Form, 1940s-1970s  Los Angeles County Museum of Art 2004 
Blurring the Boundries: Installation Art 1969-1996 Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego 1996
Breakthroughs: Avant-Garde Artists in Europe and America, 1950-1990  Wexner Center for the Arts 1991
Connections: Bridges/Ladders/Ramps/Staircases/Tunnels  Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania  1983 
Construction in Process  37 Pkwn Street, Lodz, Poland  1981 
Creative Solutions to Ecological Issues [in essay, not in exhibition] Dallas Museum of Natural History [traveled] 1993
Deconstruct / Reconstruct  John Gibson Gallery, New York 1986
Dia: Beacon [Collection Catalogue]  Dia Art Foundation  2003 
Diagrams & Drawings  Rijksmuseum Kroller-Muller, Otterlo  1972
Directions 1: Options  Milwaukee Art Center  1968
Documenta 5 Kassel, Germany 1972
Documenta 6 [curator: Manfred Schneckenburger]  Kassel, Germany  1977 
Drawings  John Weber Gallery, New York 1991
Earth Art Andrew Dikson White Museum of Art, Cornell 1969
Earth, Air, Fire, Water: Elements of Art Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 1971 
Earth Works  Virginia Dawn Gallery 1968 

Ecologic Art (postcard, no catalogue)

John Gibson Gallery, New York 1969
Ecovention: Current Art to Transform Ecologies  The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 2002
Engaging Objects: The Participatory Art of Mirrors, Mechanisms, and Shelters The Clocktower - The Institute for Art & Urban Resources 1986
Films by American Artists: One Medium Among Many Art Council of Great Britian - a traveling exhibition of films 1981
557,087 Seattle 1969
Focus on Light The New Jersey State Museum, Trenton 1967
Focus 2: Minimal Art, Concept Art, Land Art and Arte Povera [brochure] Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig  2004
Fragile Ecologies: Contemporary Artists' Interpretation and Solutions [mentioned in the essays, not included in the exhibition] The Queens Museum, New York 1992
From the Collection of Sol LeWitt  Independent Curators  1985
Gerry Schum  Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam  1980
Information MoMA, NY 1970
July - August - September 1969 Seth Siegelaub 1969
Konzeption - Conception: Documentation of today's art tendencies Westdeutscher Verlag 1969
La Biennale di Venezia 50: Dreams and Conflicts: The Dictatorship of the Viewer Venice  2003 
Land Art  Fernsehgalerie Berlin Gerry Schum  1969 
Minimal Art [in German] Akademie der Kunste, Berlin 1969
955,000 Vancouver Art Gallery 1970
1967: At the Crossroads  Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia 1987
One Month: March, 1969 Seth Siegelaub 1969
Open Systems: Rethinking Art c. 1970  Tate Modern 2005
Op Losse Schroeven (Square peg in round holes) Stedelijk Museum 1969
Primary Structures: Younger American and British Sculptors The Jewish Museum, New York  1966 
Probing The Earth: Contemporary Land Projects  Hirshorn Museum 1978
Prospect 69  Kunsthalle Dusseldorf  1969 
Ready to Shoot: Fernsehgalerie Gerry Schum / videogalerie schum  Kunsthalle Dusseldorf  2003
Reasoned Space  Center for Creative Photography, U. of Arizona 1980
Reconsidering the Object of Art: 1965-1975  The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles 1995
Reel Work: Artists' Film and Video of the 1970s  Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami  1996
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art: A Selections from the Permanent Collection  San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art 1990
Sculpture Since the Sixties: from the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art   Whitney Museum of American Art  at Equitqble Center 1989
Signs of Life: Process and Materials, 1960-1990 Institute of Contemporary Art, U. of Pensylvania, Philadelphia 1990
6 Artists 6 Exhibitions  Walker Art Center 1968
Slide Show: Projected Images in Contemporary Art  The Baltimore Museum of Art  2005 
Sonsbeek 71 Park Sonsbeek, Arnhem  1971
10  Dwan Gallery 1966
The Art of the Real: USA 1948-1968 The Museum of Modern Art, New York 1968
The Big Nothing  Institute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia 2004
The Last Picture Show The Walker Art Center  2003
The Political Arm  John Weber Gallery / Washington University Gallery of Art 1991
The Rebounding Surface: A Study of Reflections in the Work of Nineteen Contemporary Artists [curator: Linda Weintraub] Edith C. Blum Art Institute Avery Center for the Arts, Bard College  1982 
The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect  The Museum of Modern Art, New York 1999
The New Sculpture 1965-75: Between Geometry and Gesture The Whitney Museum of American Art 1990
The Waste Land: Desert and Ice. Barren Landscapes in Photography Atelier Augarten, Vienna 2001
When Attitudes Become Form (Bern) Kunsthalle Bern 1969
Whitney Museum Sculpture Annual 1970  Whitney Museum of American Art 1970
Working Drawings and other Visible Things on Paper Not Necessarily Meant to be Viewed as Art Walther Konig, Koln 1966/ 1997
     
EAST VILLAGE EXHIBITIONS [INVITATIONS ONLY]    
     
Broken Landscape, discarded Object P.P.O.W. 1989
     
OTHER EXHIBITIONS [WITHOUT CATALOGUES]    

 

 

 

 

 

 

Installation View at Everhart Museum of studies, maquettes and drawings by Smithson

 
Artists and the Land: Differing Concerns [exhibition curator: Robert Schweitzer / Artists: John Bromberg. Betsy Damon, Harriet Feigenbaum, and Robert Smithson] Everhart Museum, Scranton, Pennsylvania 1987
     
BOOKS ABOUT SMITHSON    
     
Earthwards: Robert Smithson and the Art after Babel University of California, Berkeley 1995
Field Trips: Bernd & Hilla Becher / Robert Smithson Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Serralves - Porto 2002
Mirror Travel: Robert Smithson and History Yale 2004
Robert Smithson Learning from New Jersey and Elsewhere MIT 2003
Robert Smithson: Sculpture (Robert Hobbs)  Cornell University Press  1981 
Robert Smithson: Slideworks Carlo Frua 1997
Robert Smithson: The Collected Writings University of California Press 1996
Robert Smithson Unearthed Columbia University Press 1991
Robert Smithson: Spiral Jetty  Dia Art Foundation 2005
The Writings of Robert Smithson New York University Press 1979
     
SELECTED BOOKS INCLUDING SMITHSON
Appropiation [Documents of Contemporary Art] MIT Press / Tate Gallery 2009
Art After Modernism: Rethinking Representation  The New Museum of Contemporary Art  1984 
Art and Artifact: The Museum as Medium  Thames & Hudson 2001
Art & Technology: A Report on the Art & Technology Program of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1967-1971  Los Angeles County Museum of Art / The Viking Press 1971
Art in the Land: A Critical Anthology of Environmental Art E. P. Dutton 1983
Art Povera: Earthworks/Impossible Art/Actual Art/Conceptual Art Germano Celant 1969
Arts and the Environment George Braziller 2001
Arts of the Environment (Gyorgy Kepes) George Braziller 1972 
Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam Era University of California Press 2009
Beyond Recognition: Representation, Power, and Culture University of California Press 1992
Blasted Allegories: An Anthology of Writings by Contemporary Artists The New Museum of Contemporary Art  1987 
Breakthrough Fictioneers  Something Else Press 1973 
Challenging Art: Artforum 1962-1974  Soho Press 2000 
Changing: Essays in Art Criticism [Lucy Lippard]  E. P. Dutton & Co. 1971
Conceptual Art  Phaidon 1998
Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology  MIT Press  1999
Conceptual Art and the Politics of Publicity  MIT Press  2003 
Conceptuallism in Latin American Art: Didactics of Liberation University of Texas Press  2007
Dialogues in Public Art  MIT Press 2000
Earthwork: Art and the Landscape of the Sisties University of California, Berkeley 2002
From Margin to Center: The Spaces of Installation  Art  MIT Press  1999 
From the Center: feminist essays on women's art  Dutton  1976 
Get the Message? A Decade of Art for Social Change [Lucy Lippard] E.P. Dutton 1984
Great Western Salt Works: essays on the meaning of Post-Formalist art  George Braziller 1974
Idea Art: A Critical Anthology Dutton  1973 
Jack Goldstein and the CalArts Mafia Minneola Press 2003
Land and Environmental Art Phaidon 1998
Land Art Tate Publishing 2006
Minimal Art: A Critical Survey  E.P. Dutton & Co. 1968 
Minimalism: Art and Polemics in the Sixties Yale University Press  2001 
New Art in the 60s and 70s: Redefining Reality  Thames and Hudson  2001 
Okey Dokey Konrad Fischer Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig, Koln 2007
One Place After Another: Site-Specific Art and Locational Identity  MIT Press 2004
On the Beaten Tack: tourism, art, and culture  The New Press, New York 1999
On the Museum's Ruins  MIT Press 1993
Out of the Box: The Reinvention of Art, 1965-1975  School of Visual Arts  2000 
Overlay: Contemporary Art and the Art of Prehistory  Pantheon  1983 
Recording Conceptual Art  [interviews originally carried out by Norvell in 1969] University of California Press 2001 
Rewriting Conceptual Art Reaktion Books [Critical Views], London 1999
Surface Tension: Prolematics of Site Errant Bodies Press 2003
The Archive [Documents of Contemporary Art] MIT Press and Whitechapel Gallery 2006
The Contingent Object of Contemporary Art  MIT Press  2003 
The Everyday [Documents of Contemporary Art] MIT Press and Whitechapel Gallery 2008
The Lure of the Local: senses of place in a multicentered society The New Press, New York 1997
The New Avant-Garde: Issues for the Art of the Seventies Gregoire Muller 1972
Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists' Writings  University of California Press 1996 
Video by Artists 2  Art Metropole, Toronto 1986 
Words To Be Looked At: Language in 1960s Art MIT Press 2007
     
SELECTED PERIODICALS INCLUDING SMITHSON    
     
Artforum [Jack Burnham: Systems Esthetics]  September  1968
Artforum [Earthworks and the New Picturesque] December 1968
Artforum [Notes on Sculpture Part 4: Beyond Objects by Robert Morris]  April  1969
Artforum [Documenta 5] October 1972
Artforum [Frederick Law Olmsted and the Dialectical Landscape] February 1973
Artforum ["Site Inspection" by Lawrence Alloway]  October 1976
Art in America [The Emperor's New Bikini by Hilton Kramer] January-February 1969
Art in America, [Article: Impossible Art] May-June  1969 
Art in America [Earthscapes, Landworks and Oz by Dave Hickey]  September-October 1971 
Art in America [The Complete Smithson by Carter Ratcliff (Smithson's writings)] Januray  1980
Art in America [A Way of Thinking Out Loud: The Drawings of Robert Smithson by Hayden Herrera] September-October  1974 
Art in America [Artworks on the Land]  January-February  1976 
Art International [Minimal Art at the Hague]  May 15  1968
Art International [Letter from Holland (including: discussion of Square Peg in Round Holes and When Attitudes Become Form] May 20 1969 
Art Journal, [review of: Robert Smithson: Learning from New Jersey and Elsewhere] Summer 2004
Art-Rite # 5 Art-Rite Publishing 1974 
Aspen Magazine N. 8  Fall / Winter  1970-1 
Avalanche # 01  Avalanche 1970 
Avalanche # 08 [includes tribute to Smithson following his death in July of 1973] Avalanche  1973 
Bomb No. XVIII - New ArtWriting, Theater and Film [image only] Winter 1987
Cover #2 Artcover, New York 1980
Frieze [Land, Now You See It (Robert Smithson's re-emerging Spiral Jetty)] January - February 2003
Interfunktionen # 03 Interfunktionen 1969
Interfunktionen #05  Interfunktionen  1970
Interfunktionen #07 Interfunktionen 1971 
New Observations # 17 - Science Fiction Issue (editred by Peter Halley New Observations Ltd, New York 1983
New Observations # 63 From the Pandemonium... New Observations Ltd, New York 1988
New Observations # 81 Terra Firma New Observations Ltd, New York 1991
October # 8 [Sculpture in the Extended Field by Rosalind Krauss] Spring 1979
October 10  The MIT Press  1979
Parkett # 43 (insert -  Hotel Palenque) Parkett  1995
The Fox # 2 [an interview by Bruce Kurtz with Smithson] The Fox 1975
TriQuarterly #32 Charles Newman 1975 
0 to 9 Number 5 Acconci and Mayer, reprint 2006, January  1969
0 to 9 Number 6 Acconci and Mayer, reprint 2006, July 1969
     
EXHIBITION REVIEWS    
     
Robert Smithson at Dwan Art International, May 15 1968
Robert Smithson at Dwan  Artforum, April  1969 
Robert Smithson at the Whitney Museum  Art in America, April  1982
     
EXHIBITION ADS    
     
Robert Smithson at Dwan  [Leaning Strata] Artforum, March 1968