Final Weeks to See Christopher Wool and Lasting Images
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The most comprehensive retrospective to date of the artist praised in The New Yorker as “probably the most important American painter of his generation,” Christopher Wool comprises works ranging from Wool’s early use of bold text and patterns to his recent abstract paintings created through collage, erasure, and digital manipulation. For a selection of the scope of the works on view and to explore how Wool investigates what it means to make a painting today, visit the exhibition website.
On January 8, take a tour led by Alex Hubbard, a practicing artist and former studio assistant to Christopher Wool, to get insight on the exhibition from an artist’s perspective. On January 17, join scholars and artists as they delve into the significance of Wool’s work in a half-day symposium at the museum. Even if you can’t make either event, you can still commemorate your visit to the museum with a catalogue of the exhibition, featuring a cover designed by Wool and over 175 full-color illustrations.
Selected by Monocle as one of five exhibitions to see over the holiday season, Lasting Images brings together a selection of works from the Guggenheim’s collection of global contemporary art to explore how artists give form experience. The materials in the works on view, including Doris Salcedo’s rose petals, Mona Hatoum’s barbed wire rods, and Simryn Gill’s modified book pages, are expressively employed and often avoid direct statement. View photos visitors to the exhibition have shot on Instagram and read about one of the pieces in the show, Mona Hatoum’s Impenetrable (2009), including remarks on its installation from exhibition curator Lauren Hinkson, on the Guggenheim blog.