In a Genre Dominated By Men, Land Artist Nancy Holt Made Sure Her Voice Was Here To Stay

“When invited to make temporary pieces for exhibitions, she would sculpt them so well they’d be impossible to dismantle. And then she’d refuse to gift them to the institution.”
– Writer Dale Berning Sawa, on the determination of late land and conceptual artist Nancy Holt. In a genre that “appears as an almost perfect distillation of the art world’s history of male privilege,” (critic Megan O’Grady), Holt was making sure that her voice was there to stay.
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