Nancy Holt: Up and Under
Up and Under by the pioneering American land artist Nancy Holt was completed in the village of Pinsiö in 1998, two years after Tree Mountain. The objective was to claim a former sand quarry as art. Holt designed Up and Under while taking into consideration the movement of light and shadows, and, in particular, the relationship between the Earth and celestial bodies and their movements.
You can examine the colossal artwork at ground level, from inside the tunnels, from the top and by watching the reflections in the three circular pools. In order to best experience Up and Under in its entirety, you should walk to a vantage point built up on the cliff.
Up and Under can also serve as a venue for events such as parties, theatre performances and lectures.
Eugenie Tsai, the curator of Whitney Museum, has said that Up and Under might just be Nancy Holt’s best work.
Address: Sasintie 555, Pinsiö
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