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In 1959, Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic building opened its doors to the public. To celebrate our 60th anniversary, we’re opening 7 days a week and adding more late hours—starting January 7, 2019! Learn more at guggenheim/org/news. #Guggenheim
Photo: William H. Short
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Enter our #HilmaAfKlint giveaway for a chance to win a “Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future” exhibition catalogue! To enter, describe how af Klint’s work has inspired you in a comment below.
*Contest ends on Thursday, December 13, 12 pm EDT. Full terms and conditions at guggenheim.org/terms-conditions/social-media.
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Happy birthday, #CaiGuoQiang! In 2008, the artist's unforgettable intervention inside our rotunda "Inopportune: Stage One," suspended nine white American cars from the top of the museum, simulating the trajectory of an exploding automobile tumbling through space.
Photo: David Heald
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Priority tickets for our performing-arts series @WorksandProcess starts on Monday, December 10! This spring, see new commissions by Caleb Teicher (@calebteicher) and Conrad Tao (@conradtao), and by Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung (@reidandharriet); new productions in conjunction with #HilmaafKlint and #Mapplethorpe; and much more—plus, join us for receptions in the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda following evening performances. See the full season schedule at worksandprocess.org. #WorksandProcess
Photo: Robert Altman
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Gugg staff photo: Amara (@amaraantilla), Assistant Curator—“Reactivating this performance, “Asamble” by artist Amalia Pica (@amaliapica) in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda signified for me the important civic function that museums and cultural spaces can play.” #FrankLloydWrightFridays
The performance, which was originally conceived of and performed outside the Palacio del Congreso (historically a favored site of protest) in Buenos Aires, is a thoughtful meditation on the challenges and potentialities of collaboration. A procession of people, each holding a chair of their own choice, parade through a space before sitting down, one after another to form a circle. Before the circle is complete, however, the first person stands up again and begins walking. This process is repeated several times before the performance is completed. The dizzying repetition of standing, sitting, and processing, is perhaps a parody of the rituals of public office, where attempts at reforms risk becoming a cycle of false starts. Yet, the return of the circle throughout the piece—as an emblem of public gathering—also contains within it an aspirational aspect, where we are ultimately reminded of people’s resilience in the face of divisiveness.
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Did you #GuessTheArtist correctly? Here’s the full view of Vasily Kandinsky’s “Study for Landscape with Tower” (1908). __
After returning to Munich in 1908, Kandinsky and his companion, artist Gabriele Münter, began to spend time in Murnau, a small village near the Alps. They brought their easels outdoors to capture the surrounding countryside. Although Kandinsky continued to depict his favorite themes—landscape and modern life—he treated them in an increasingly abstract manner and with a growing autonomy of color. #Guggenheim#GuggenheimCollection#Kandinsky
To our followers in Spain—@museoguggenheim’s exhibition “Diana Thater: A Runway World” is now on view! Thater’s work combines new technologies of the moving image with forms that defy the narrative conventions of film and video. The video installations in this exhibition explore the life conditions of animal species as a result of human activity. Learn more at guggenheim-bilbao.eus. #ThaterGuggenheimBilbao
Photos: Erika Ede
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Did you know— #HilmaAfKlint's "Evolution" works (1908) feature symbolic and figurative imagery drawn from Christian iconography and Theosophy, a spiritual movement formative for af Klint as well as Kandinsky and Mondrian. According to Theosophical thought, evolution is a process that extends beyond biology, pervading the cosmos on physical and ultimately spiritual levels. Collectively, these works consider theories of evolution, which remained a contested concept when af Klint made them, nearly 50 years after the publication of Charles Darwin’s "On the Origin of Species." __
Photo: David Heald
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On World AIDS Day, we recognize the devastating impact of the AIDS pandemic. In honor of the first annual "Day With(out) Art" on December 1, 1989, the Guggenheim was draped with a ninety-by-eighteen-foot black banner to honor our colleagues in the art world who have died from or who are living with HIV/AIDS.
"I believe so much in the power of performance I don't want to convince people. I want them to experience it and come away convinced on their own"—Marina Abramović, celebrating her birthday today! In 2005 the performance artist staged seven consecutive nights of performances in our Frank Lloyd Wright rotunda in "Seven Easy Pieces," and reenacted crucial performance works by her peers dating from the 1960s and ’70s. #Guggenheim
Photo: Kathryn Carr