Contemplating the Void Auction Preview

Contemplating the Void:
Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum

A 50th Anniversary Benefit Exhibition and Auction

Thursday, March 4, 7–9 pm

For the building’s 50th Anniversary, the Guggenheim Museum invited more than two hundred artists, architects, and designers to imagine their dream interventions in the museum's rotunda for the exhibition Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum, on view February 12 to April 28. More than 90% of the works, including projects by Álvaro Siza Vieira Arquitecto, Thomas Hirschhorn, Anish Kapoor, Philippe Rahm, Pipilotti Rist, Studio Daniel Libeskind, and Rachel Whiteread have been donated for auction, with proceeds supporting the museum’s exhibition programming.

Enjoy a private exhibition preview and cocktail reception, and be the first to bid in the online auction launching in conjunction with this event and continuing through March 18. At 9 pm, please remain as our VIP guests for a psychedelic site-specific performance piece by Animal Collective and Danny Perez in the rotunda.

Chairs
Ahmar and Noreen Ahmad
Annika Connor
Geoffrey Fontaigne
Sergio Fernandez de Cordova
Robin Perkins
Jeremy E. Steinke

Host Committee
Gregory Dufner
Yuri Ezhkov
Amy Goldrich
E. Sarah R. Paul and Ray McAuliffe
Marlies Verhoeven Reijtenbagh
Eugene Sadovoy
Talbott and Carter Simonds
Tiffany Willson
Daniel Heighes Wismer


Tickets

$150

Current YCC members

$175

Individual ticket

$200

Artist ticket, which admits you to the auction preview and concert and also enables a Contemplating the Void artist to attend

$600

One-year YCC membership and individual ticket



A portion of the ticket price will be tax-deductible. A tax acknowledgment will be sent by mail to all donors.

 

For additional information please email ycc@guggenheim.org or call 212 360 4313.

Special thanks to Christie's as well as to Frederieke Taylor of Frederieke Taylor Gallery.

Left: Alyson Shotz, Untitled, 2009. Laserjet print, 48.3 x 33 cm. Artwork © Alyson Shotz. Right: MAD Architects (Yansong Ma), State Fair Guggenheim, 2009. Digital print, 94.5 x 68.6 cm. Artwork © MAD Architects (Yansong Ma)

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