“…always bring it to a bigger level and think about space.”

An informative follow up to the link below about the Guggenheim Museum, curator David van der Leer discusses (very briefly) his thoughts about the show in this New York Times article about young curators in New York City. David is only 30. Jerk.

…but always bring it to a bigger level and think about space. And it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re only working with architects and designers but it can also be with artists, with sociologists, with mountain climbers for that matter. As long as people think about space, either about the production, the design, or the experience or the analysis, then I think we’re on the right for what I’m trying to do here.

The full audio interviews with all curators are here.

The article is here.

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Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum


Anish Kapoor

Since its opening in 1959, the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Guggenheim building has served as an inspiration for invention, challenging artists and architects to react to its eccentric, organic design. The central void of the rotunda has elicited many unique responses over the years, which have been manifested in both site-specific solo shows and memorable exhibition designs. For the building’s 50th anniversary, the Guggenheim Museum invited nearly two hundred artists, architects, and designers to imagine their dream interventions in the space for the exhibition Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum.

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