Site Santa Fe Presents Teresita Fernández / Robert Smithson

Site Santa Fe, in collaboration with artist Teresita Fernández and Holt/Smithson Foundation, presents the exhibition Teresita Fernández / Robert Smithson. Artist-led and conceptually driven, the show is a subjective, intergenerational conversation between two practices, pulling the past into the present. It aims to critically consider entanglements between place, site, seeing, and deep time through both 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 will remain on view in Santa Fe, New Mexico, through October 28. 

The show is initiated by Fernández’s long-term engagement with challenging socially constructed ideas about place and landscape and her immersive research on Robert 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.

Site Santa Fe will celebrate the grand opening of Teresita Fernández / Robert Smithson during Tierra + Cosmos // Land + Cosmos, the organization’s Benefit Weekend (July 18–20), in honor of Teresita Fernández, featuring public programs including artist and curator talks, a celebratory dinner under the stars, and other events.

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