Early-Fall Public Programs at the Guggenheim Museum

EARLY-FALL PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT THE GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM


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LECTURES
Cobra: A Revolutionary European Avant-Garde Movement
Wed, Sept 5, 6:30 pm
Dutch art historian Willemijn Stokvis discusses the radical postwar Cobra movement, which was part of the international tendency toward un art autre (art of another kind). Inspired by the art of so-called primitives, children, and the mentally ill, the group, which included Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, and Asger Jorn, fostered idealistic, Marxist-inspired plans for a new folk art. Following the lecture, guests are invited to enjoy a reception and exhibition viewing of Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949-1960.

$10, $7 members, free for students with a valid ID and advance online registration at guggenheim.org/publicprograms.

The Portrait in Contemporary Photography
Tues, Oct 2, 6:30 pm
Carol Armstrong, Yale University, examines the place of portraiture in contemporary photography on a global stage. Looking at changing concepts of personhood against the historical background of portraiture in painting and other traditional mediums, this lecture will track the shift to the photographic portraiture in the 19th century, and the further shift in photography in the 1970s and 1980s toward large-scaled imagery and references to art history. Following the lecture, guests are invited to enjoy a reception and exhibition viewing of Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective.

$10, $7 members, free for students with a valid ID and advance online registration at guggenheim.org/publicprograms.

SYMPOSIUM
Empathy, Affect, and the Photographic Image
Fri, Sept 21, 4 pm
In conjunction with Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective, leading scholars discuss the role that empathy plays in the interactions among photographer, subject, and viewer. Speakers include Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator, Photography, Guggenheim Museum; Johanna Burton, Bard College; Carol Mavor, University of Manchester; and Peggy Phelan, Stanford University. Moderated by George Baker, University of California, Los Angeles. Following the symposium, guests are invited to enjoy a reception and exhibition viewing of Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective.

$10, $7 members, free for students with a valid ID and advance online registration at guggenheim.org/publicprograms.

FILM SCREENINGS
Rineke Dijkstra Selects
Fris, Aug 31 and Sept 7, 14, 21, and 28, 1 pm
On the occasion of Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective, the Guggenheim presents a short program of film and video works carefully assembled by the artist. This unique program includes Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999), Mark Leckey's acclaimed short film portraying British nightlife from fragments of found video footage; Pierre Huyghe's Blanche-Neige Lucie (1997), a short film capturing the struggle of Lucie Dolene, who sued Disney to regain possession of the copyright to her own voice in the French dubbed version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; as well as Blind Kind (1964), Johan van der Keuken's documentary about a school for blind children in Amsterdam.

Film screenings are free with museum admission unless otherwise indicated and are shown in the New Media Theater in the Sackler Center for Arts Education. Visit guggenheim.org/filmscreenings for the complete schedule.

CURATOR’S EYE AND CONSERVATOR’S EYE TOURS
Fris, Sept 7 and 28, 2 pm
Curators and conservators lead in-depth tours of current exhibitions.

Fri, Sept 7: Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949–1960
Led by Megan Fontanella, Assistant Curator, Collections and Provenance

Fri, Sept 28: Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective
Led by Jeffrey Warda, Conservator, Paper

Free with museum admission.

 PERFORMANCE
“Pictures at an Exhibition”: Multimedia performance based on Vasily Kandinsky Artwork by pianist Mikhail Rudy
Thurs, Sept 27 and Fri, Sept 28, 8 pm
Celebrated Russian pianist and recording artist Mikhail Rudy presents the New York premiere of a multimedia performance of composer Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition (1874), with animated projections developed from original Vasily Kandinsky drawings. Rudy learned from the archives of the Centre Pompidou that Kandinsky produced a series of drawings for Pictures at an Exhibition intended for a staged performance at the Bauhaus in 1928. The original watercolor drawings were recently exhibited by the Pompidou, together with the animated images, as part of its comprehensive exhibition Dance Through Life (2011–12). The Guggenheim performances are followed by a moderated interview with Rudy about his discovery and the origin of the project.

$35, $30 for members. Tickets available soon at guggenheim.org/publicprograms.

Tickets for public programs are available for purchase at guggenheim.org/publicprograms. To reserve a student ticket, please register online at guggenheim.org/publicprograms or call 212 423 3587, Mon–Fri, 1–5 pm. For more information, visit guggenheim.org/publicprograms.


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