Posts Tagged ‘Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’

Zero: Countdown to Tomorrow at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Illustration from ZERO 3, July 1961, design by Heinz Mack. Courtesy Heinz Mack.

In Düsseldorf, West Germany, amid the tumultuous aftermath of the Second World War, two German artists—Heinz Mack and Otto Piene—founded Group Zero in 1957. Later joined by fellow German artist Günther Uecker in 1961, the three sought to reinvent art in the postwar era and create a vision toward a transformed future through myriad artistic forms: performance, painting, sculpture, exhibition, publication, film, and installation. In[.....]

One man’s rabbit is another man’s…

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On my first interview for graduate school, I unerringly identified each slide shown to me: Warhol, Matisse, Pollock, Smithson. I left confident for my next interview the following day. I waltzed into the building and calmly road up to the eighth floor.  There, I was completely caught off guard. Instead of Rauschenberg, Duchamp or Hirst, I was presented with a photograph of a man clad[.....]

Paired, Gold: Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Roni Horn

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City has brought together two works from their permanent collection for display together for the first time. Paired, Gold presents works by Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Roni Horn in a poetic dialogue between these two artist. The exhibition features Forms from the Gold Field, a sculpture created by Roni Horn (1980-82) that is composed of two pounds of[.....]