28/04/2010 - Contemplating The Void: Interventions In The Guggenheim Museum - An Anniversary Benefit Event

This exhibition celebrates the catalytic power of the Frank Lloyd Wright designed museum's spiraling rotunda on the occasion of the building's 50th Anniversary. Since its opening in 1959, the building has served as an inspiration for invention, challenging artists and architects to react to its eccentric, organic design. The central void of the rotunda has elicited many unique responses over the years, which have been manifested in both site-specific solo shows and memorable exhibition designs. With that history in mind, the Guggenheim invited approximately 200 artists, architects, and designers to imagine their dream interventions in the space. The show will feature their renderings of these visionary projects in a salon-style installation that will emphasize the rich and diverse range of the proposals. This exhibition is organized by Nancy Spector, Chief Curator, and David van der Leer, Assistant Curator for Architecture and Design
Luogo Evento: New York City The Guggenheim Museum