february 01, 2018 - Solomon Guggenheim NY

Spring 2018 Programs at the Guggenheim Museum

Spring 2018 Programs at the #Guggenheim Museum

In conjunction with the exhibitions Josef Albers in Mexico and Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away, the #Guggenheim Museum presents the following public programs and film series, as well as the thirtieth annual Hilla Rebay Lecture and eighth annual Robert Rosenblum Lecture.

The #Guggenheim, e-flux, and Verso Books Present:
Duty Free Art and Supercommunity U.S. Book Launch

Wednesday, January 24, 6:30 pm

In collaboration with e-flux and Verso Books, the #Guggenheim presents the U.S. launch of two recent Verso publications: Hito Steyerl’s Duty Free Art: Art in the Age of Planetary Civil War, a new volume of essays by the writer, filmmaker, and artist; and Supercommunity: Diabolical Togetherness Beyond Contemporary Art, a collection of essays, poems, short stories, and plays by artists and theorists selected from the 88-text issue of e-flux journal commissioned for the 56th Venice Biennale. The evening will feature Steyerl in conversation with media theorist Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, a presentation by artist and Supercommunity contributing author Liam Gillick, and a one-act play by coeditors Julieta Aranda and Brian Kuan Wood.

Free, RSVP for updates. For more information, visit Guggenheim.org/calendar.


Exhibition Tours in Spanish

Sundays, January 14–March 25, 10:30 am

Join a conversational gallery tour in Spanish exploring Josef Albers in Mexico as well as other exhibitions throughout the museum. Facilitated by an educator trained in art history and gallery teaching, these tours consider the photographs taken during Albers’ travels to archaeological sites and monuments in Mexico alongside the resulting photocollages and his celebrated geometric, abstract paintings.

Free with admission, no RSVP is required. Meet on the rotunda floor. For more information, visit Guggenheim.org/calendar.

Eva Díaz: “Copies Have More Fun”

Tuesday, January 30, 6:30 pm

In conjunction with the exhibition Josef Albers in Mexico, join Eva Díaz, Associate Professor, History of Art and Design, at Pratt Institute, for a lecture on Josef Albers’s artistic and teaching practices. In 2010, seventy-five years after Albers first visited Mexico, artist Jill Magid learned that architect Luis Barragán created and for years displayed two Homage to the Square replicas in his Mexico City home. Magid then used the annotations on the back of Albers’s works to paint her own body of copies modeled on the Homages—though Barragán did not produce his replicas in this way. She went on to show her series, cleverly titled Homage, in Switzerland, building on a controversial body of work about the lack of public access to Barragán’s archives, which are housed on Basel. This talk will discuss how Albers made pedagogical outreach to the viewer a central part of his work, particularly at a time when the educational process was understood as a creative enterprise that impelled personal growth and social transformation. Albers trained his viewers by offering perceptual tests of variation, seriality, and systems in his artwork, as well as by implicitly allowing—in a remarkably nonproprietary way—that viewers might enact their own versions of his works, just as Magid did. The program concludes with an exhibition viewing of Josef Albers in Mexico and reception.

$15, $10 members, free for students with RSVP. For more information, visit Guggenheim.org/calendar.


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Eye to Eye: Artist-Led Tours

February 20, 27, and April 10, 6:30 pm

Part of the Guggenheim’s ongoing Eye to Eye series, these intimate evening programs invite contemporary artists to reflect on themes and artworks in current exhibitions, and draw connections to their own practices. For a special iteration of the program on the occasion of Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away, artists identified by Vo as friends, mentors, and collaborators lead a small group of visitors through the exhibition. Each tour is followed by a reception in the Guggenheim’s iconic rotunda.

Tuesday, February 20: Moyra Davey and Jason Simon

Tuesday, February 27: Julie Ault

Tuesday, April 10: Rirkirt Tiravanija

$20, $15 members, $10 students. For more information, visit Guggenheim.org/calendar.

Film Series: “Danh Vo Selects”

Saturdays, March 3–31

A series of films chosen by the artist to accompany his exhibition, “Danh Vo Selects” takes places on Saturdays during the month of March. Each week, two of the following films will be screened.

Rosetta (1999), dir. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 93 min.

March 10 and 31, 2:30 pm; March 17, 5 pm

“I confess my brain was gang-raped by the films of Jean-Pierre Dardenne and his brother, Luc. Rosetta and her phallic drive to secure a job (and therefore a place in society) is burned into my mind.” —Danh Vo

This intense vérité drama by Belgian filmmakers and brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne closely follows a poor young woman struggling to hold on to a job that would support her and her alcoholic mother. A swift and simple tale made revelatory by the raw, empathic way in which the directors render Rosetta’s desperation, keeping the camera nearly perched on her shoulder throughout.

The Ballad of Narayama (1983), dir. Shohei Imamura, 130 min.

March 3 and 24, 5 pm; March 17, 2:30 pm

“I had an attachment to post–World War II Italian films and Japanese films. I’ve tried to think about why that is, and it’s possibly because there is something beautiful about countries that have to build up from ground zero. That’s their condition, and amazing thinkers, amazing producers came out of this situation.” —Danh Vo

Still strong at the age of 69, Orin prepares herself for an inevitable yet horrifying ritual. In her village, where food is scarce, life is harsh and people are desperate and cruel. Anyone who lives for 70 years is hauled to the mountaintop by their children and left to die in the dead of winter. Orin is prepared to accept her fate, but she also has one last, all-important task—she must find a suitable wife for her son, Tatsuhei.

The Exorcist (1973), dir. William Friedkin, 122 min.

March 3 and 24, 2:30 pm; March 10 and 31, 5 pm

“[The Exorcist] was shown to Vo by his horror film–obsessed mother at the age of seven, when it no doubt made a terrifyingly indelible impression. The film’s interrogation of religious faith and doubt, its depiction of the appropriated and dislocated body, and its themes of parental nurture and neglect can all be similarly traced in the artist’s work.” —Katherine Brinson, Daskalopoulos Curator, Contemporary Art

One of the most profitable horror movies ever made and the first example of the genre to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, this tale of an exorcism is based loosely on reported actual events. It centers on a young girl’s bizarre and distressing behavior, which is identified by a local priest as a demonic possession. The priest makes a request to perform an exorcism, and the church sends in an expert to help with the difficult job.

Screenings take place in the New Media Theater, Level B, and are free with admission. For more information, visit Guggenheim.org/films.


Irit Rogoff

Wednesday, April 4, 6:30 pm

Writer, teacher, curator, and organizer, Irit Rogoff works at the intersection of #contemporaryart, critical theory, and emergent political manifestations. She is Professor of Visual Culture at Goldsmiths College, University of London, London, where she heads Curatorial/Knowledge PhD program and the Global Arts MA program. Now in its thirtieth year, the annual Hilla Rebay Lecture series brings distinguished scholars to the #Guggenheim Museum to examine significant issues in the theory, criticism, and history of art. This program is followed by a reception.

Free, RSVP for updates. For more information, visit Guggenheim.org/calendar.

The Annual Hilla Rebay Lecture is made possible by The Hilla von Rebay Foundation.


Terry Winters in Conversation with Lisa Phillips

Tuesday, April 17, 6:30 pm

Join artist Terry Winters as he discusses his practice with Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director of the New Museum of #contemporaryart, #newyork. The program is followed by a reception in the Guggenheim’s iconic rotunda. Born in #newyork in 1949, Terry Winters’s work has been the subject of surveys at numerous museums, including the Tate Gallery, London; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Museum of #contemporaryart, Los Angeles; and Whitney Museum of American Art, #newyork. Winters was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2013. As director of the New Museum, Lisa Phillips initiated the design and construction of its first dedicated freestanding building and cocurated exhibitions on John Waters, Carroll Dunham, and Paul McCarthy. Phillips has presided over surveys of major influential artists such as Richard Prince, Frederick Kiesler, Terry Winters, and Cindy Sherman. She graduated cum laude from Middlebury College and did doctoral work at the Graduate Center at CUNY. She lectures on #contemporaryart throughout the world and has served as a visiting critic at Yale University.

The Annual Robert Rosenblum Lecture honors the wide-ranging career of Robert Rosenblum (1927–2006), former #Guggenheim Swid Curator of 20th- Century Art, and Henry Ittleson Professor of Modern European Art, #newyork University. This program is followed by a reception.

Free, RSVP for updates. For more information, visit Guggenheim.org/calendar.

The Annual Robert Rosenblum Lecture series is facilitated by the donors to the Robert Rosenblum Fund who are gratefully acknowledged for their generosity.


Friday, March 9, 9 pm–midnight; Exclusive Members’ Hour: 8–9 pm

An after-hours private viewing of current exhibitions, including Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away and Josef Albers in Mexico, featuring a cash bar and live music.

$25, members free. Purchase tickets online in advance or become a member. Cash bar serves wine and beer. Guests will be asked for a photo ID. Limited general admission tickets will go on sale closer to the #event date. No tickets are sold at the door. For more information, visit Guggenheim.org/artafterdark.

Art After Dark is supported in part by SHOWTIME®.


Monthly Mind’s Eye tours and workshops for visitors who are blind or have low vision are conducted by arts and education professionals through verbal description, conversation, sensory experiences, and creative practice. For visitors who wish to visit the museum on their own, the free #Guggenheim app includes verbal imaging tours and VoiceOver. Download the app or borrow a device for free with museum admission.

January 10, 2–4 pm: Josef Albers in Mexico

February 12, 6:30–8:30 pm: Love and Art

March 14, 2–4 pm: Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away

April 9, 6:30–8:30 pm: Permanent Collection

May 9, 2–4 pm: Permanent Collection

Free with RSVP required one week before the program date. For more information, visit Guggenheim.org/mindseye.


Wednesdays, 12 pm

Public gallery tours providing an opportunity for visitors to explore the museum’s exhibitions with the exhibition curator sharing expert knowledge of the work on view. Tours interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL) upon request.

January 24: Josef Albers in Mexico
Lauren Hinkson, Associate Curator

March 21: Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away
Susan Thompson, Associate Curator

April 18: Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away
Katherine Brinson, Daskalopoulos Curator, Contemporary Art

Free with museum admission. Limited capacity, advance registration is required. On-site registration opens one hour before the tour at the Information desk. Check-in begins 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. For more information, visit Guggenheim.org/calendar.


Art in the Round

Daily, 2 pm

Art in the Round public tours are led by gallery educators. Specialists in fields of art, art history, and gallery teaching, educators provide informative and meaningful experiences by engaging visitors in a shared process of close looking and conversation, with the occasional surprise. For everyone from first-time visitors to long-term members, these daily tours are invaluable for learning about the collection, special exhibitions, and the Frank Lloyd Wright building. Visitors of all ages and abilities are encouraged and welcome to join.

Free with admission, no RSVP is required. Meet on the rotunda floor. For more information, visit Guggenheim.org/calendar.


Admission: Adults $25, students/seniors (65+) $18, members and children under 12 free. The Guggenheim’s free app, available with admission or by download to personal devices, offers an enhanced visitor experience. The app features rich multimedia content on special exhibitions, the Guggenheim’s landmark building, and artworks in the museum’s permanent collection. Verbal Description guides for select exhibitions are also included for visitors who are blind or have low vision. The #Guggenheim app is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Museum Hours: Sun-Wed 10 am–5:45 pm, Fri 10 am–5:45 pm, Sat 10 am–7:45 pm, closed Thurs. On Saturdays, beginning at 5:45 pm, the museum hosts Pay What You Wish. For general information, call 212 423 3500 or visit the museum online at Guggenheim.org.


Major support for Josef Albers in Mexico is provided by LLWW Foundation. Funding is also provided by the Robert Lehman Foundation, the Mex-Am Cultural Foundation, Inc., and The Mexican Cultural Institute of #newyork. The Leadership Committee for this exhibition is gratefully acknowledged for its generosity, with special thanks to Alice and Thomas Tisch; David Zwirner, New York/London; Lisa and John Miller; and Louisa Stude Sarofim. The catalogue for this exhibition is supported in part by Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund.

Funding for Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away is provided by Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne. Additional support is provided by the Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Obel Family Foundation, the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, Beckett-Fonden, and the Danish Arts Foundation. The Leadership Committee for this exhibition is gratefully acknowledged for its support, with special thanks to Mara and Marcio Fainziliber, Cochairs; Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson; Marian Goodman Gallery, #newyork, London, Paris; kurimanzutto, Mexico City; Robert Soros; Inigo Philbrick and Francisca Mancini; The Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation; Murray Alexander Abramson; Peter Bentley Brandt; Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne/New York; Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris; Xavier Hufkens; and The Jamil Collection. The catalogue for this exhibition is supported by the New Carlsberg Foundation.

Public programs are presented by The Sackler Center for Arts Education, a gift of the Mortimer D. Sackler Family. Endowment funding is provided by The Engelberg Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, The Elaine Terner Cooper Foundation, and the Esther Simon Charitable Trust.

Educational activities and/or public programs are made possible in part by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the #newyork City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation, The Hilla von Rebay Foundation, and The Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation.

Funding is also provided by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; the Windgate Charitable Foundation; the Sidney E. Frank Foundation; #Guggenheim Partners, LLC; the Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust; Dorothy and Elihu Modlin; and The Barker Welfare Foundation.

Additional support from Con Edison; the Gap Foundation; Katherine and Peter Kend; the Jane A. Lehman and Alan G. Lehman Foundation; the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Inc.; Jamie Johnson and William S. Dutterer; The Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation; the Henry E. Niles Foundation, Inc.; and the Metzger-Price Fund, Inc. is gratefully acknowledged.

The Solomon R. #Guggenheim Foundation thanks the members of the Education Committee for their support.