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Guggenheim Museum  Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural masterpiece. Posts by Alex Barber and Harineta Rigatos. Community Guidelines: guggenheim.org/guidelines

This week we’re sharing recent acquisitions to the #GuggenheimCollection, made possible through the support of generous patrons. Follow along to discover a new artwork each day!
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Martine Syms creates installations and videos that investigate how pop culture—television in particular—has informed the American psyche. “Laughing Gas’’ (2016) is the first episode of her series SHE MAD, which draws on the genre of sitcom to explore the construction of identity and Syms’s underlying interest in the formation of black subjectivities. The video follows the artist’s ill-fated trip to the dentist and her experience, high on nitrous oxide, after being told her insurance won’t cover the procedure. The plot references Edwin Porter’s 1907 silent film of the same title, which was one of the first cinematic representations of a black, female protagonist.
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#MartineSyms, “SHE MAD: Laughing Gas,” 2016. Purchased with funds contributed by the Young Collectors Council with additional funds contributed by Annie Burns and Benjamin Godsill, and Anne Huntington, 2017
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To our followers in Italy—@guggenheim_venice’s exhibition “OSVALDO LICINI. Let Sheer Folly Sweep Me Away,” is now on view. This retrospective retraces the disruptive and artistic path of Osvaldo Licini, a protagonist of Italian and international modernism. Learn more at guggenheim-venice.it. #OsvaldoLicini #PeggyGuggenheimCollection

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Photos: Matteo de Fina
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Even though summer is behind us and the first day of fall has arrived, we’re happy the sun has come out! ☀️ From the #GuggenheimCollection, enjoy Vasily #Kandinsky’s “Landscape with Rolling Hills” (1910).
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This week we’re sharing recent acquisitions to the #GuggenheimCollection, made possible through the support of generous patrons. Follow along to discover a new artwork each day!
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Basim Magdy (@Basim.Magdy) creates film and photographs that draw out the absurd or fantastical in the everyday. "Investigating the Color Spectrum of a Post-Apocalyptic Future Landscape" was shot in the arid, volcanic landscape of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. The eight-minute, looped slide projection presents a sequence of images that look as though they were taken in a barren, post-apocalyptic world. The futuristic content of the work contrasts uncannily with its mode of presentation: a future landscape viewed through the near-obsolete form of photographic slides.
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#BasimMagdy, “Investigating the Color Spectrum of a Post-Apocalyptic Future Landscape,” 2013. Purchased with funds contributed by the Middle Eastern Circle, with additional funds contributed by Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal and Lamees Hamdan, 2017
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To our followers in Spain—the Thannhauser Collection, comprising the Guggenheim Foundation’s earliest holdings and featuring works by Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and early modern masters, is now on view at @museoguggenheim in the exhibition “Van Gogh to Picasso: The Thannhauser Legacy.” Nearly 50 objects from the Thannhauser Collection by Cézanne, Degas, Manet, and more are exhibited for the first time outside of New York since the collection arrived at the Guggenheim in 1965. Learn more at legadothannhauser.guggenheim-bilbao.eus. #ThannhauserGuggenheimBilbao

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Photos: Erika Barahona
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“I took this photo during my second visit to the Guggenheim. I was still amazed by the museum’s unique and bright architecture.”—Gugg visitor @claragombert #FrankLloydWrightFridays

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We’re excited to announce that R&B singer-songwriter Jorja Smith (@jorjasmith_) will headline the #GIG2018 Pre-Party on November 14! Don’t miss this one-night-only event in the Guggenheim's iconic rotunda, tickets on sale now at guggenheim.org/gigpreparty.

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#GIG2018 is made possible by @Dior
Photo: Rashid Babiker
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This week we’re sharing recent acquisitions to the #GuggenheimCollection, made possible through the support of generous patrons. Follow along to discover a new artwork each day!
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“My works are portraits, but interior ones. They show what I am hiding. I use them to express what is within me”—Zilia Sánchez. Sánchez’s artistic practice spans drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and painting, and addresses themes of femininity and eroticism. She began her signature high-relief canvases in the mid-1960s, and continues to this day, to produce works that employ a reoccurring vocabulary of forms and colors. “Erotic Topology (Topología erótica),” from the series Amazons (las amazonas), 1968 features two symmetrically positioned protrusions covered with stretched canvas to create a concave and convex surface suggestive of impregnated bodily forms.

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#ZiliaSánchez “Erotic Topology (Topología erótica),” from the series Amazons (las amazonas), 1968. Purchased with funds contributed by the Latin American Circle, 2018
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#TeresaMargolles, a Hugo Boss Prize 2018 nominee, confronts issues of vio­lence, death, and poverty through sculpture, instal­lation, and actions that often incorporate materials sourced from sites of trauma. The artist’s deceptively minimal objects and installations belie the fraught reality of their materials and prompt viewers to consider the role that society and governments play in both condoning and ignoring pervasive violence and inequality.
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The Hugo Boss Prize honors outstanding achievement in contemporary art, celebrating the work of remarkable artists whose practices are among the most innovative and influential of our time. The winner will be announced on October 18.
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This week we’re sharing recent acquisitions to the #GuggenheimCollection, made possible through the support of generous patrons. Follow along to discover a new artwork each day!
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“I never think about anything but the paint. What you paint, your subject matter—you never have any choice about that, that’s just who you are. But the question is what you do with it, how you treat paint and color”—Stanley Whitney (@stanley.whitney). Since the mid-1970s, Whitney has explored the myriad possibilities of color and form in the realm of abstract painting. Whitney composes his paintings as loosely structured grids of irregular blocks in saturated hues through a process that he likens to the jazz tradition of call and response, with each color block dictating the next. “Untitled” is exemplary of the elements of improvisation, vibrancy, and rhythm that Whitney synthesized in the 1990s into the characteristic format that he continues to explore.
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#StanleyWhitney, “Untitled,” 1997. Purchased with funds contributed by the International Director’s Council, 2018
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This week we’re sharing recent acquisitions to the #GuggenheimCollection, made possible through the support of generous patrons. Follow along to discover a new artwork each day!

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Paul Mpagi Sepuya (@pagmi) uses photography to explore the artist’s studio as a site of aesthetic and social, even erotic, exchange. Portraiture is at the heart of his practice: “I started off photographing everyone—regardless of the nature of the relationship—as if they were a lover or a partner.” In “Mirror Study for Joe (_2010980),” Sepuya covers the surface of a mirror in his studio with collaged prints that show him embracing a model; he then doubles that embrace by tenderly stretching his hands across the mirror itself. The resulting image is both formally and emotionally complex, as layered in its exploration of the gaze, desire, and subjectivity as any human relationship.
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#PaulMpagiSepuya, “Mirror Study for Joe (_2010980),” 2018. Purchased with funds contributed by the Photography Council, 2018
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This week we’re sharing recent acquisitions to the #GuggenheimCollection, made possible through the support of generous patrons. Follow along to discover a new artwork each day!

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A key figure in the development of Conceptual art, for nearly 50 years Adrian Piper has maintained a rigorous, eloquent, and influential practice, casting an unsparing eye on issues of race and gender identity, psychological constructions of the self, and the ethics of spectatorship in the face of social injustice. “Decide Who You Are #19: Torch Song Alert” combines found images with texts written by Piper, addressing the racist and classist prejudices underpinning American financial systems. The work’s central panels depict political figures implicated in banking scandals in the early 1990s, as well as an image from the Crown Heights riots of August 1991. In a panel to the left (swipe left for details), Piper reproduces a drawing of the three wise monkeys (who “hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil”) and a prose poem that speaks to victims of financial crimes. To the right, another panel features an image of a young Anita Hill and a text that the artist calls a “compendium of commonly invoked litanies of denial and intimidation” .
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#AdrianPiper, “Decide Who You Are #19: Torch Song Alert,” 1992. Purchased with funds contributed by the International Director’s Council and the Photography Council, 2017
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