The fairway to Up and Under on 6th of March.
In memoriam gathered friends and colleagues of Nancy Holt, international guests and local people to Up and Under.
Circle was an important shape for Nancy Holt. Circle of candles reflected and honoured that.
Artist Osmo Rauhala told how the cooperation and friendship with Nancy had started. Special relationship to nature and and art connected Osmo and Nancy.
Pekka Ruuska (right), Managing Director of Strata, showed Up and Under to Ben Tufnell, curator and writer based in London. Ben Tufnell's eulogy in Fire and Land was the speech he presented to Nancy Holt in the International Sculpture Center Gala Awards in New York 2013.
Osmo Rauhala (left), (Hanna Westman translations), Alena J. Williams, Ben Tufnell and Kaisa Kirkko-Jaakkola. Alena J. Williams curated the international traveling exhibition Nancy Holt: Sightlines (2010-13) and published the accompanying first retrospective book on Holt's work with University of California Press in 2011.
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Photographer: Jennileena Westman
I never got to meet Nancy Holt but her artwork Up and Under have had a great influence on my thoughts during last years. This short text is also respond to the article recently published in LA Times by David Colker. The article mentiones that with Up and Under, there has been silence. I hope the thoughts may also inspire a discussions considering the public art conservation in general. What happens to an public artwork when it´s ready?
- Pekka Ruuska, Managing Director of Strata Project
Goethe-Institute Südafrika - German Cultural Centre in Johannesburg has something very special to offer for it´s audience from 21st of November to 15th of December 2013. "The Nancy Holt Teleportation Device" is a transcontinental travelling machine what gives the audience a unique opportunity to visit two major landartworks created by celebrated american artist Nancy Holt. One of the travelling targets will be Up and Under managed through Strata and located at Pinsiö in Finland.
This magnificent device is built and conseptualized by the Sober & Lonely Institute of Contemporary Art Institute directed by two Jburg based artists & curators Lauren von Gogh and Robyn Cook. Read more from the event here.
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