Ingrid Commandeur and Trudy van Riemsdijk-Zandee, ed.
Broken Circle/Spiral Hill is a key work in Robert Smithson's oeuvre. Particularly in the early 1970s, Smithson's criticism of the art market grew stronger and his work became increasingly socially engaged. With his 'land reclamation' projects, he attempted to build a bridge between industry, ecology, art and society. Smithson's pioneering use of various media in his work is equally exceptional. The omnipresence of the media, ecology and the primacy of the market economy are topics that are just as current today as they were in the 1970s. Robert Smithson: Art in Continual Movement is therefore not an academic monograph but as a case study which opens up to a number of topics, still relevant in contemporary art: 'Models of Spectatorship', 'Art, Research, Ecology', 'Documentation', 'Museum, Media, Society' and 'The Cinematic'.