Digging for Robert Smithsons "Asphalt Rundown" from 1969 in an abandoned quarry near Rome.
The Video is part of the exhibition:
MARKUS KARSTIESS ZEIGT/ PRESENTS
CLAUDIO ABATE/ROBERT SMITHSON
WAS DIE ERDE SIEHT/ WITH THE EYES OF THE EARTH
Exhibition 17 JANUARY - 27 FEBRUARY 2015
VAN HORN, Düsseldorf, Germany
The exhibition revisits the original site of Robert Smithsons first earthwork and consists of:
Previousely unpublished images of the "Asphalt Rundown" and the "Mirror for Italy" installation at Galleria L'Attico in 1969 by Claudio Abate. The original exhibition Manifesto (poster) and invitation card. Scholar's Rocks and a video by Markus Karstieß digging in an abandoned quarry near Rome for the remains of Asphalt Rundown after 45 years.
A text in German and English by Sylvia Metz is available at: http://www.karstiess.de
©Karstiess/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014