In Manhattan on November 5, 2009 at 10:03 am
Urs Fischer + 3 floors of the New Museum =
Marguerite de Ponty
From The New York Times:
…these pieces have seemed to signal the end of installation art, like monochrome paintings sometimes seem to forewarn the end of painting. Add nothing, just use the space and the architecture, dummy. Boom.
The New Museum, seeking some heat of its own, has given Mr. Fischer the run of nearly all the exhibition space — three full floors — in its two-year-old building. It’s a smart move, even if those hoping for a sizable new aperture in one of the museum’s surfaces will be disappointed. The exhibition, titled “Urs Fischer: Marguerite de Ponty” (the subtitle referring to a character from the Symbolist poet Mallarmé), has been supervised by Massimiliano Gioni, a New Museum curator.
In the trifecta of sculpture surveys at major New York museums this fall — expect Roni Horn at the Whitney next week and Gabriel Orozco at the Museum of Modern Art in December — Mr. Fischer’s show started in the lead, with the most anticipation. It felt premature, presumptuous and unpredictable, even though Mr. Fischer, who was born in Switzerland in 1973, descends from a line of German-speaking bad boys that includes Sigmar Polke and Martin Kippenberger and that has been one of the strongest strains of postwar art. Anything could happen, the thinking went, given Mr. Fischer’s capricious, encompassing and, at best, fearless conception of sculpture…
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In Manhattan on October 22, 2009 at 2:54 pm
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York is not alone in their Fiftieth Anniversary celebration.
From the Guggenheim website:
Empire State Building Celebrates the Guggenheim
Thursday, October 22 @ 6:00 p.m.
At dusk on October 21, the Empire State Building will be lit Guggenheim red in honor of the museum’s 50th Anniversary. Also throughout October, the Empire State Building presents a dynamic time line of the building of the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Guggenheim Museum in the main entrance lobby.