Robert Smithson

In his short and prolific life, Smithson produced paintingsdrawingssculptureearthworks, architectural schemes, films and videophotographs and slideworkswritings, and all the stops between. From his landmark earthworks to his “quasi-minimalist” sculptures, Nonsites, writings, proposals, collages, detailed drawings, and radical rethinking of landscape, Smithson’s ideas are profoundly urgent for our times. By exploring the conceptual and physical boundaries of knowledge Smithson raised essential questions about our place in the world. Smithson created some of the most well known artworks of the land art movement in the 1970’s.