Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: The Great Upheaval

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: The Great Upheaval

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Kazimir Malevich
Morning in the Village after Snowstorm (Utro posle v’iugi v derevne), 1912
Oil on canvas, 80 x 80 cm
January 31, 2011
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: The Great Upheaval

Courses, Lecture, Performances

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
5th Ave at 89th St
New York City

The Great Upheaval: Modern Art from the Guggenheim Collection, 1910–1918Courses
Public & Artist Interactions

The Artist’s Voice with Karen Finley

The Great UpheavalFound in Translation

The Modernist Studio with Corey D’Augustine
Expressionism, Saturday, March 12, 10 am–4 pm
Abstraction, Saturday, April 9, 10 am–4 pm
Taught by independent instructor, artist, and conservator Corey D’Augustine, these daylong studio workshops examine Expressionism and abstraction from the artist’s perspective by employing techniques used in modernist paintings. By combining studio practice, visual analysis, and art-historical concepts, this program allows you to make art while exploring both modern painting’s development and reception. No previous art experience is necessary. Artists considered include Robert Delaunay, Vasily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, Franz Marc, and others. For more information and to register, visit

Public & Artist Interactions invites contemporary artists to be collaborative partners in the creation of unique learning experiences.

“Isms” and “Ists”: The Modernist Group in the 1910s
Milton A. Cohen, Professor of Literary Studies, University of Texas at Dallas
Tuesday, March 15, 6:30 pm
The 1910s witnessed an explosion of modernist groups. In the visual arts alone, prominent groups included the Italian Futurists, the Parisian Cubists and Orphists, Munich’s Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), Berlin’s Die Brücke (The Bridge), London’s Vorticists, and the Russian Rayists. Was this burgeoning of associations related to the accelerating artistic innovation of these years? Why did the group phenomenon seem to diminish in the latter half of the 1910s? Cohen will address these questions and conclude with examples of how the Italian Futurists, in particular, influenced artists from London to Munich to Moscow. His essay, “Artists Write! Manifestos and Books in 1912,” appears in The Great Upheaval catalogue.

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Wordless Music Orchestra
Thursday, April 14, boarding 8:40 and 10:40 pm
Artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster will create T.1912, a performance installation in the Guggenheim rotunda inspired by the Titanic tragedy that occurred on April 14, 1912. Gavin Bryars’s The Sinking of the Titanic (1969), performed by Wordless Music Orchestra, will be at the core of the work, in which the audience plays a role.

REIGEN ad lib
Dood Paard
Thursday and Friday, April 28 and 29, 8 pm
Saturday, April 30, 3 and 8 pm
Dood Paard, an Amsterdam-based theater collective without a director or set designer, performs REIGEN ad lib, a verbatim and uniquely contemporary staging of playwright Arthur Schnitzler’s Der Reigen (Hands Around, 1897). Scandalous during its time, Der Reigen was banned for more than 20 years, with only one unauthorized performance in Budapest in 1912. Performing on vintage mattresses, Dood Paard members are costumed in underwear and gaudy attire while sexual acts are intimated through stroboscopic projections of artist Marco Brambilla’s video Sync from Destricted (2006), a collection of short erotic films by various artists. This program is supported in part by public funds from the Netherlands Cultural Services.

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