Did you know #DanhVo's “We the People” (2011–16), is a one-to-one replica of the Statue of Liberty in New York? Like the Statue of Liberty, which is a hollow shell, the copper forms of Vo’s replica have the thickness of only two pennies. Yet the three hundred or so individual pieces that make up the artist’s version will never be brought together to form a whole. Vo states that the aim for this project is to “turn something familiar into something very unfamiliar.” Learn more at guggenheim.org/danhvo.
"Beauty is the mystery of life"—Agnes Martin, born today in 1912. Our 2016 comprehensive survey traced Martin's career from her early experiments of the 1950s through her mature oeuvre and final paintings. Learn more about the artist's subtle and evocative striped paintings and her signature grid-pattern works at guggenheim.org/agnesmartin. #Guggenheim#AgnesMartin
If you guessed Marilyn Minter's “Satiated” (2003) you’re right! Minter’s body of work explores the depiction of "femininity" in popular culture, in fragmented moments eliciting a sense of luxury and excess. In “Satiated,” a lavish, ornate necklace is held in the glossy mouth of a freckled woman, with lipstick marks on her teeth. These natural imperfections disturb what is intended to be polished and offer commentary on unattainable standards of beauty projected onto society by the fashion industry. Learn more about the artist at guggenheim.org/collection. #WomensHistoryMonth#GuggenheimCollection#Guggenheim
This week’s #GuessTheArtist—the artist’s body of work explores the depiction of "femininity" in popular culture, in fragmented moments eliciting a sense of luxury and excess. This chromogenic print captures “glamour gone awry” in which seductive decadence is offset by natural and human imperfections. Comment your best guess below and we'll share the answer by the end of the day. Good luck! #WomensHistoryMonth#GuggenheimCollection#Guggenheim
As ideological divides widen in the United States, how are digital tools super-charging and distorting debate and what’s the role of museums as open spaces for the exchange of ideas? April 6 and 7—join us for “Culture and Its Discontents,” a public conversation that brings together thought leaders including Sally Kohn (@SallyKohn), Hank Willis Thomas (@HankWillisThomas), Brian Lehrer (@BrianLehrerShow), and Jehmu Green (@Jehmu).
April 6: Keynote Conversation with Sally Kohn, author of “The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity.”
April 7: Panel Discussions moderated by WNYC Radio’s Brian Lehrer address “Contemporary Culture Wars” and “Outrage Activism.” Learn more and buy tickets at guggenheim.org/newculturewars.
Take home your favorite work of art! Save 10% on all art and architecture prints today only at the #GuggenheimStore. Shop now for your favorite works by #Delaunay, #Albers, #Cézanne, #Kandinsky, and more at guggenheimstore.org/prints.
Featured: Robert Delaunay, "Circular Forms (Formes circulaires)," 1930; Josef Albers, "Variant/Adobe, Orange Front," 1948-58; Paul Cézanne, "Still Life: Flask, Glass and Jug (Fiasque, verre et poterie)," 1877; Franz Marc, "Yellow Cow," 1911; Vasily Kandinsky, "Dominant Curve (Courbe dominante)," 1936; David Heald #Guggenheim
"Prurience," an experiential entertainment about pornography, makes its US debut at our performing arts series @worksandprocess beginning Tuesday, March 20. Created by British writer and performer Christopher Green after interviewing neuroscientists, sociologists, addiction experts, and therapists, "Prurience" takes a playful look at how sex and pornography are consumed. Read more about the production and purchase tickets at worksandprocess.org
Tune in to our Instagram Live video on Tuesday, March 20 from 9:30am EST! To celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth, Director of @guggenheim_venice, Karole Vail, and Guggenheim Curator, Megan Fontanella (@meganfontanella), will discuss two important women from the Guggenheim Foundation: Peggy Guggenheim and Hilla Rebay.
“Ah, the creative process is the same secret in science as it is in art. They are all the same absolutely“—Josef Albers born today in 1888. An influential teacher, writer, painter, and color theorist, Albers was an important influence on generations of young artists. On view through April 4, don’t miss "Josef Albers in Mexico" featuring never-before-seen photographs and photo collages taken by the artist during his frequent trips to Mexico. Discover the pre-Columbian art and architecture that influenced the artist's abstract painting and prints, and fuelled his innovative approach to photography. Learn more at guggenheim.org/josefalbers. #JosefAlbers#Albers#Guggenheim
Artworks and photographs: Josef Albers, "Tautonym, (B),"(1944); "Mitla," (1956); "Variant/Adobe," (1947); "The Pyramid of the Magician, Uxmal," (1952). 2017 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
“#DanhVo’s quiet but exhaustive research, methods of salvaging and collecting and his obsession with American cultural production, speak to the transactional procedures that underlie the formation of art and identity.”—@frieze_magazine. Learn more and plan your visit this weekend at guggenheim.org/danhvo.
__ #Guggenheim Photo: Will Ragozzino