New YorkRe/Projections: Video, Film, and Performance for the Rotunda
Conceived in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, these projects rethink the Guggenheim’s iconic rotunda as a site of assembly, reflection, and amplification. The series opens with a screening program of videos from the museum’s permanent collection, then turns to focus on singular interventions into the museum’s architecture by three of the most compelling artists working today.
Each of these varied presentations draws on the building’s unique capacity for distanced gathering to create frameworks for dialogue and mutual care. As audiences convene in the Guggenheim’s landmark space, they encounter new paradigms for navigating tensions between collective and individual experience, asking how we might live together better in an increasingly polarized world.
In-Between Days: Video from the Guggenheim Collection
March 19–April 19, 2021
This screening program highlights recent acquisitions that evoke themes of isolation, confrontation, and occupation.
Christian Nyampeta: Sometimes It Was Beautiful
April 30–June 21, 2021
Artist Christian Nyampeta considers new models for globalism based in reparation and the possibility of a common world in an age dominated by difference.
Ragnar Kjartansson: Romantic Songs of the Patriarchy
July 2–5, 2021
Featuring renowned love songs written by men and played by women musicians, Ragnar Kjartansson’s performance celebrates pop music while revealing a culture shaped by chauvinism.
Wu Tsang: Anthem
July 23–September 6, 2021
Wu Tsang’s large-scale film installation Anthem transforms the Guggenheim’s rotunda into a sonic sculptural space.
all images © the gallery and the artist(s)