Re: Contemplating the Void Competition Launches

Contemplating The Void

To celebrate the close of the Guggenheim's 50th Anniversary year on May 14, 2010, the museum announces a new online competition inviting participants to reimagine the museum's iconic rotunda and submit their ideas via the image-sharing site Flickr. Submissions were accepted from April 16, 2010, to May 14, 2010. Winners will be announced on June 1, 2010, on

The competition, entitled Re: Contemplating the Void—Create Your Own Guggenheim Intervention, corresponds to the current exhibition Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim, in which the Guggenheim Museum invited nearly two hundred artists, architects, and designers to imagine their dream interventions in the rotunda space. The competition allowed participants to submit a hand sketch, computer rendering, watercolor, painting, photo collage, or any 2-D format that communicates their ideas effectively. Participants were encouraged to be truly creative and submit ideas that capture the full potential of the Guggenheim's rotunda.

Nancy Spector, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, and David van der Leer, Assistant Curator for Architecture and Design, will select five winners who will be announced on June 1, 2010, on Each winner will also receive a Guggenheim Store gift package including an interior-printed skylight tote, a Fisheye camera, The Guggenheim: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Making of the Modern Museum, and two admission tickets to the Guggenheim Museum.

Learn more about the competition and view the official rules.

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