Upcoming Exhibitions—Summer/Fall 2007–Winter 2008

Upcoming Exhibitions—Summer/Fall 2007–Winter 2008


Ricahrd Pousette-Dart
August 17–September 25, 2007
The work of Richard Pousette-Dart (1916–1992), youngest artist of the first generation of Abstract Expressionists, will be on view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum from August 17 through September 25, 2007. A founding member of the New York School, which included Willem de Kooning, Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko, Pousette-Dart made important contributions to the Abstract Expressionist movement. The exhibition comprises approximately 40 paintings representing the artist’s career. Richard Pousette-Dart premiered earlier this year at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice and was curated by Philip Rylands, Director of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

Richard Prince: Spiritual America

September 28, 2007–January 9, 2008
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents Richard Prince: Spiritual America, the most comprehensive examination of the artist’s work to date. This critical overview of Richard Prince’s career brings together key examples of his appropriated photographs, paintings, sculptures, and works on paper in an installation that will integrate the various series comprising his oeuvre. These include Cowboys, Girlfriends, and Upstates; painted canvases such as Jokes, White Paintings, Check Paintings, and Nurses; and the Hood sculptures. The presentation will also feature new sculptural installations created on the occasion of this retrospective and designed specifically for the museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright rotunda. The exhibition is organized by Nancy Spector, Chief Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, in close collaboration with the artist.

Foto: Modernity In Central Europe, 1918–1945

October 12, 2007–January 13, 2008
Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918–1945 presents the work of approximately one hundred individuals whose creations exemplify the possibilities for photography in central Europe between the two World Wars. Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, the exhibition will be the first to bring together works by recognized masters such as El Lissitzky, László Moholy-Nagy, and Hannah Höch with those of lesser well-known contemporaries Karel Teige and Jaromír Funke, Stefan Themerson and Kazimierz Podsadecki among others, thereby restoring a measure of historical perspective. Through a series of thematic sections, this groundbreaking survey explores the uses and theory of modernist photography in 135 works and some twenty printed materials from the central European region. At the Guggenheim the exhibition is organized by Assistant Curator Valerie Hillings.

Cai Guo-Qiang: A Retrospective [tentative title]

Late February through May 2008
The forthcoming retrospective of Cai Guo-Qiang organized by the Guggenheim Museum is the most comprehensive survey of the artist’s innovative body of work to date and represents the Guggenheim Museum’s first solo show devoted to a Chinese-born artist. Cai Guo-Qiang will present a chronological and thematic survey and include: gunpowder drawings; explosion events, documented by videos, photographs, and preparatory drawings; large-scale installations; and social projects, wherein the artist works with local communities to create an art event or exhibition site, documented by photographs. Featuring over 80 works from the 1980s to the present—selected from major public and private collections in the U.S., Europe, and Asia—the exhibition is organized by Thomas Krens, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, and Alexandra Munroe, Senior Curator for Asian Art.

Louise Bourgeois
June 27–September 28, 2008
Co-organized by Tate Modern in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents Louise Bourgeois, the first major survey of the artist’s work since 1995. The show will feature mixed media sculpture, large-scale installation works from the 1980s and 1990s, and her most recent works using fabric, as well as a selection of Bourgeois’s drawings and prints and a cabinet of small-scale hand-made objects made throughout her career. Following its opening in New York, it will travel to the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art in fall 2008 and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in winter 2009.

Ongoing Through Fall 2007

Solomon's Gift: The Founding Collection Of The Guggenheim, 1937–1949
April 14, 2007–January 9, 2008
In order to formally honor the legacy of Solomon R. Guggenheim (1861–1949) and in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the creation of the Foundation that bares his name, the Guggenheim Museum has assigned approximately 620 artworks the designation “Founding Collection.” These holdings, which include some of the Museum’s most iconic canvases, were gifted or purchased by Guggenheim between 1937 (the year of the creation of the Foundation) and his death in 1949. A selection of non-objective paintings by artists such as Robert Delaunay, Vasily Kandinsky Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and Piet Mondrian, will be shown with works containing representational imagery and sources, including Marc Chagall, Fernand Leger, Franz Marc, Amedeo Modigliani, and Pablo Picasso. In addition, the Kandinsky Gallery will feature Founding Collection works by Kandinsky, Rudolph Bauer, and Hilla Rebay, exploring their roles in the institution’s history. Curator: Tracey Bashkoff

The Shapes of Space
April 14–September 5, 2007
Opening in stages through the spring and summer, and timed to coincide with the ongoing restoration of the Guggenheim’s most iconic space, its Frank Lloyd Wright building, The Shapes of Space will explore various ways in which artists from the early modern period through the present have conceived of and represented space—from spiritual or utopian visions of space, to investigations of the built space, to the activation of a social space that elicits the viewer’s participation. Drawn from the Guggenheim’s extensive permanent collection, The Shapes of Space will feature a number of major recent acquisitions, including large-scale, immersive installations by Pipilotti Rist, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Piotr Uklanski. Non-chronological and experimental in approach, the exhibition will present unexpected juxtapositions and identify surprising affinities between works of various time periods. Curators: Nancy Spector, with Nat Trotman, Ted Mann, and Kevin Lotery.

Please note, due to the ongoing restoration, dates are likely change.

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June 28, 2007


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