Posts Tagged ‘Utah’

From the Archives – Art in Limbo

Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty (1970).  Image copyright Danielle Sommer.

On Tuesday, February 9, Utah’s House of Representatives will vote on whether to make Robert Smithson’s iconic land art, Spiral Jetty (1970), the state’s official work of art. If the legislation passes, Utah will become the first state to have an official work of art. Today we bring you Danielle Sommer’s reaction to the state’s initial acquisition of the work from the Dia Foundation. This[…..]

Art in Limbo

It’s true.  The state of Utah now owns Spiral Jetty.  For the last decade, the Dia Foundation has paid Utah’s Department of Natural Resources $250 a year to maintain the 20-year lease on the land surrounding the earthwork.  In February, the Dia received and paid its annual invoice, only to have the payment returned in June with a note that the lease had expired—a fact[…..]

Sundance Film Festival: Blast Theory

New Frontier is a multimedia art installation segment of Sundance Film Festival. 5th year running, New Frontier converges technology, art, light and space while pushing the boundaries of the moving image. Within New Frontier, Blast Theory’s A Machine to See With is an interactive film experience in which you are invited to take on the lead role in an imaginary heist movie. Led through the[…..]