Was die Erde sieht / With the Eyes of the Earth
Robert Smithson, Claudio Abate, Markus Karstiess

Opening: Samstag / Saturday, 20.10.2018, 6:30 pm

COLLI Independent Art Gallery
Via di Monserrato 40, 00186 Roma, Italy
Email: info@colli-independent.com

Exhibition: 20th October - 15th December, 2018

49 years ago Robert Smithson made his first earthwork Asphalt Rundown in October 1969 in an abandoned quarry near Rome with Galleria L’Attico. This exhibition and publication brings together rare and previously unpublished material from the Archivio Claudio Abate and Fabio Sargentini (Galleria L’Attico) documenting the iconic flow and the exhibition Smithson realized inside Galleria L’Attico, as well as sculptures and video works from Markus Karstiess who made a dig for the remains of the asphalt in 2014.

An accompanying publication with texts by Sylvia Metz and Friedrich Meschede is published by a+mbookstore edizioni, Milano and VIAINDUSTRIAE PUBLISHING, Foligno.

Photo: Fabio Sargentini and Robert Smithson at the asphalt factory.
© Archivio Claudio Abate, October 1969
All works of Robert Smithson: © Holt/Smithson Foundation, licensed by VAGA at ARS, New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018
Poster: © Markus Karstiess/ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

Supported by Archivio Claudio Abate, Fabio Sargentini, Holt/ Smithson Foundation, VAN HORN Düsseldorf and Ministry of Culture and Science of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia