February 16, 2009 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - O’KEEFFE, LA FARGE, PICO IYER, THE BEATS
February 16, 2009

O’KEEFFE, LA FARGE, PICO IYER, THE BEATS

JOHN CAGE
New River Watercolor Series I, #5, 1988
Watercolor on parchment paper, 45.7 x 91.4 cm
Collection of Ray Kass
© The John Cage Trust at Bard College
Photo: The Mountain Lake Workshop, Virginia Tech Photographic Service

THE THIRD MIND: AMERICAN ARTISTS CONTEMPLATE ASIA, 1860 – 1989
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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Fifth Avenue at E.89th Street
New York, New York

www.guggenheim.org/third-mind

Georgia O’Keeffe and Asia: Intuition, Awareness, and Experience
TUE, FEB 17, 6:30 pm
Barbara Buhler Lynes, Curator, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe

In 1959, Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) made her first trip to Asia to experience a world whose aesthetics had long informed her art. This lecture explores both the intuitive and conscious manifestations of such aesthetics in her art, and how her fascination with the art and culture of Asia shaped the way she lived and thought.

John La Farge and Japan
TUE, FEB 24, 6:30 pm
Christine Guth, Professor, Royal College of Art, London

John La Farge’s (1835–1910) interest in Japanese art began more than two decades before his 1886 journey to that country “in search of nirvana” and continued until the end of his life. Taking as its point of departure the watercolors and paintings generated by his Asian travels, this lecture explores the artist’s lifelong and multifaceted creative engagement with Japan.

The Beats, Psychedelia & the Neo-Avant-Garde
TUE, MAR 24, 6:30 pm
Moderator: Lisa Phillips, Director, The New Museum, New York
Participants: John Giorno, Constance Lewallen, Tom Marioni

In a lively conversation, artists and curators discuss the use and interpretation of Asian sources in the expression of postwar counterculture movements on the East and West coasts, and the ongoing legacy of equating art with an alternative consciousness.

Pico Iyer – The Light I Found
MON, MAR 30, 6:30 pm

The celebrated author and writer on East and West speaks about his encounter with the art and Bollingen Fellowship documents of Isamu Noguchi. A conversation follows with curators Sandhini Poddar (Guggenheim Museum) and Bonnie Rychlak (Noguchi Museum), which traverses world history, religion, and politics, and brings us into the modern global order.

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