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08.22.13 Kyle Petreycik

Recently, the Guggenheim Archives had a screening of unlabeled 8mm films from their massive collection. The eye-opening, short, hazy vignettes of Manhattan’s Meatpacking District show workers go about their day, accompanied by clips of trash and other ephemera surrounding the area, as well as some shots of the subway as it once was. Commenters on […]

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01.02.13 Marina Galperina

This is Saburo Murakami. He is Passing Through in 1956. He is very excited. He should be very excited because he is part of Gutai, the postwar Japan’s most influential artistic movement, the hotbed of avant-garde of the ’50s and ’60s. One of the most anticipated art exhibits of 2013, the Guggenheim kicks off a Gutai “Splendid Playground” […]

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09.10.12 Marina Galperina

Screw Fashion Week. Check out this hermit crab’s new suit! Culled from all white everything sandstone, this crisp little number was 3D printed fresh by artist Peter Moosgaard in shape of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. […]

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03.13.12 Marina Galperina

Photographer Francesca Woodman’s career took off after her suicide, after she threw herself out of a New York City window at 22. It’s hard to separate her work from her fate. She’s the Ian Curtis of photography, that young departed that leaves behind something to be unravelled, cult-adored, spied for clues like an archivist voyeur. Her surreal, […]

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10.24.11 Marina Galperina

Construction plans for Guggenheim’s new fancy digs in the United Arab Emirates have been “temporarily” shelved, as the state-run Tourism Development and Investment Co. is “reviewing its strategy for handing out jobs to contractors.” Lest we forget, 130+ artists boycotted Gugg Abu Dhabi for allegedly swindling migrant construction workers into indentured servitude. […]

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06.06.11 Marina Galperina

Earlier this year, 130 artists and curators called for a boycott against Guggenheim Abu Dhabi over their alleged abuses of migrant construction workers. The Gugg called the claim “an exact opposite of the truth,” but have budged and recently announced their support for the appointment of a work site monitor. Eh, not good enough. […]

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05.27.11 Marina Galperina

As promised, German artist Hans-Peter Feldmann and Guggenheim’s Hugo Boss Award winner has turned his $100,000 prize into 100,000 used dollar bills and had them pinned tightly together on the walls and columns of the museum’s second floor gallery. When asked if he wished the work was permanent, Feldmann said “No way! I want the […]

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04.28.11 Marina Galperina

The Gugg’s insides are about to turn a money-shade of green. German artist Hans-Peter Feldmann is breaking the museum’s Hugo Boss award into $1s to line it with $100,000 worth of currency. Burn? Nope! It’s actually not about thumbing the cultural institution nor capitalism or power. […]

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10.21.10 Marina Galperina

Apparently, the Guggenheim is too posh for city-licensed curbside vendors. The Guggos wanted to run the vendors out by tacking a food kiosk onto the museum’s side (even though they already have a cafe and a restaurant inside). The competition would have driven cart vendors and their “blue and yellow umbrellas” and “inappropriate carnival like […]

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09.23.10 Marina Galperina

One of the videos short-listed for exhibition at the Guggenheim in YouTube exhibit is a juxtaposition of Call of Duty gameplay and the U.S. Army’s “collateral murder” snuff video from WikiLeaks. […]

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