Richard Armstrong, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum, and Frank-Peter Arndt, Member of the Board of Management, BMW AG, today announced a long-term collaboration that will span six years of program activities, engage people in major cities around the globe, and inspire the creation of forward-looking concepts and designs for urban life. The initiative will engage a new generation of leaders in architecture, art, science, design, technology, and education, who will address the challenges of the cities of tomorrow by examining the realities of the cities of today.
The Guggenheim and YouTube, in collaboration with HP and Intel, announced today the shortlist for YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video. Selected from more than 23,000 submissions from 91 countries, the 125 shortlisted videos can now be seen on the YouTube Play channel at youtube.com/play and at kiosks in the Guggenheim museums in New York City, Berlin, Bilbao, and Venice.
Chaos and Classicism: Art in France, Italy, and Germany, 1918–1936
October 1, 2010–January 9, 2011
Rising from the ruins and horror of World War I, European art and culture returned to the classical past, seeking tranquility, order, and enduring values. Artists turned away from prewar experimentalism and embraced the heroic human figure and rational organization. Chaos and Classicism: Art in France, Italy, and Germany, 1918–1936 is the first exhibition in the United States to focus on the vast transformation in European culture between the world wars.
Intervals: Ryan Gander
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
October 1, 2010 – January 9, 2011
From October 1, 2010, to January 9, 2011, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will present Intervals: Ryan Gander, the third installment of its contemporary art series designed to reflect the spirit of today’s most innovative practices. For his Intervals project, Ryan Gander (b. 1976, Chester, United Kingdom) has created a new, site-specific installation for the museum’s Aye Simon Reading Room.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, together with YouTube, the world’s largest online video community, today announced the launch of YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video. A collaboration with HP, YouTube Play was conceived to discover and showcase the most exceptional talent working in the ever-expanding realm of online video. Open to the global online community, YouTube Play is the most inclusive international search for new creative video.
Kenneth Noland, 1924–2010: A Tribute
May 21 – June 20, 2010
In honor of the late Kenneth Noland (b. April 10, 1924, Asheville, N.C.; d. January 5, 2010, Port Clyde, Maine), the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents Kenneth Noland, 1924–2010: A Tribute, on view in the level 4 Thannhauser Gallery from May 21 to June 20. One of the great American abstract painters of the second half of the twentieth century, Noland had his first major retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in 1977.
Julie Mehretu: Grey Area
May 14 – October 6, 2010
Julie Mehretu: Grey Area, an exhibition of six new large-scale paintings by American artist Julie Mehretu, is presented at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as part of the Deutsche Bank Series at the Guggenheim, May 14 to October 6, 2010.
Guggenheim Foundation receives grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for Panza Collection Conservation Initiative
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has received a major grant of $1.23 million from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to commence work on the Panza Collection Conservation Initiative, it was announced today by Richard Armstrong, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum. The first phase of the Panza Collection Conservation Initiative is a three-year project supported by the Mellon Foundation to undertake a comprehensive evaluation of the Guggenheim’s Panza Collection of Minimalist, Post-Minimalist, and Conceptual works from the 1960s through the 1970s, focusing on the work of four key American masters represented in great depth in the collection: Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Bruce Nauman, and Lawrence Weiner.
To celebrate the close of the Guggenheim’s 50th Anniversary year on May 14, 2010, the museum announces a new online competition inviting participants to reimagine the museum’s iconic rotunda and submit their ideas via the image-sharing site Flickr.
The competition, entitled Re: Contemplating the Void—Create Your Own Guggenheim Intervention, corresponds to the current exhibition Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim, in which the Guggenheim Museum invited nearly two hundred artists, architects, and designers to imagine their dream interventions in the rotunda space.
A Year with Children 2010
annual exhibition of artworks by NYC public school students
May 14–June 20, 2010
Completing its 39th year, Learning Through Art (LTA), the pioneering arts education program of the Guggenheim Museum, presents A Year with Children 2010, an exhibition organized by the Sackler Center for Arts Education at the Guggenheim Museum and on view at the museum from May 14 to June 20, 2010.
Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Part I: March 26–September 6, 2010
Part II: June 4–September 1, 2010
Much of contemporary photography and video seems haunted by the past, by the history of art, by apparitions that are reanimated in reproductive mediums, live performance, and the virtual world. By using dated, passé, or quasi-extinct stylistic devices, subject matter, and technologies, such art embodies a longing for an otherwise unrecuperable past.
Paris and the Avant-Garde: Modern Masters from the Guggenheim Collection Guggenheim Museum January 23–May 12, 2010 As one of the final exhibitions of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s 50th-anniversary celebrations, Paris and the Avant-Garde: Modern Masters from the Guggenheim Collection presents thirty-four works by eighteen artists from the Guggenheim Museum’s collection, including significant groups of […]