On the Future of Art by Pablo Helguera

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Concerts & Performances

On the Future of Art by Pablo Helguera

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

Multidisciplinary artist Pablo Helguera presented a reprise of the 1969 lecture series On the Future of Art, organized by former Guggenheim curator Edward Fry, which considered how our ideas about art are transformed through geography, time, translation, and personal experience. As part of the exhibition Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, Helguera interwove the discussions from the 1969 talks with other stories, including the life of longtime Guggenheim archivist Ward Jackson and his investigation into the Chuquicamata mine owned by the Guggenheim brothers in northern Chile.

General audience tickets were offered at a discounted rate of $8 thanks to support from UBS.

Download the performance program here, the design of which was inspired by the program for the 1969 series.

June 12, 2014

On the Future of Art

By Sarah Haug

On the Future of ArtIn the spring of 1969, art historian Michael Fried and other notable thinkers such as architect Louis Kahn, psychologist B. F. Skinner, philosopher Herbert Marcuse, and sculptor James Seawright participated in a Guggenheim lecture series considering the future of art. MORE

Download the transcript (PDF).

Click here to read On the Future of Art. This collection of essays was published in 1970 after the eponymous lecture series was held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum a year prior, and was edited by Edward F. Fry with contributions from J. W. Burnham, Louis I. Kahn, Herbert Marcuse, Annette Michelson, James Seawright, B. F. Skinner, and Arnold J. Toynbee.