Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York: Chaos and Classicism Programs

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York: Chaos and Classicism Programs

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Madeleine Vionnet
Caftan dress, 1921
Silk crepe
Beverley Birks Collection
Photo: John Bigelow Taylor
December 1, 2010
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York: Chaos and Classicism Programs

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street)
New York City

Chaos and Classicism: Art from France, Italy, and Germany, 1918–1936Lecture
Constructing Classicism in Fashion

Symposium for Emerging Scholars
Is Returning to the Past Modern?
Wednesday, January 5 @ 1 pm
In the spirit of Chaos and Classicism: Art in France, Italy, and Germany, 1918–1936, the Sackler Center for Arts Education sponsors a symposium showcasing emerging scholars, moderated by Kenneth E. Silver, guest curator and Professor of Modern Art, New York University, and Vivien Greene, Guggenheim Curator of 19th- and Early 20th-Century Art. Through new research, this series of focused presentations grapples with the long-standing question of whether artists and architects working between the wars (1918-1945) and across international regions can look to the past for inspiration, and still be considered modern. To register: Free.

Travis English (State University of New York, Stony Brook), “Di Gesetze der Malerei” and the Radical Use of Tradition in the Neue Sachlichkeit

Aglaya Glebova (University of California, Berkeley), “The Exact Same Landscape”: Aleksandr Rodchenko at the White Sea-Baltic Canal

Andrew Manson (Columbia University), Adversarial Aesthetics? Tradition, Innovation, and the Palazzo del Littorio Competition

Ikuyo Nakagawa (Graduate Center, City University of New York) Michelangelo of the East: the Paradoxes of the East/the West and Old/New in Tsuguharu Foujita’s Composition and Combats (1928)

Breanne Robertson (University of Maryland), New Deal Art for a New World Nationalism: Ancient Mexico in United States Federal Art Projects, 1933-1945

Film Screenings

Metropolis (1927)
December 3 and 10 at noon and 3 pm
Directed by Fritz Lang
In this new digital restoration of the crowning achievement of German silent cinema, a tense futuristic balance between two societies—workers who must live in darkened underground and the rich who enjoy a futuristic city of splendor—is realized through elaborate sets and science-fiction style.

The Architecture of Doom (1991)
December 17 and 24 at noon and 3 pm
Directed by Peter Cohen
Featuring film footage of Adolph Hitler and the Nazi regime, The Architecture of Doom captures the inner workings of the Third Reich and illuminates the Nazi aesthetic in art, architecture, and popular culture. This riveting documentary shows how Hitler rose from failed artist to creating a world of ponderous kitsch and horrifying terror.

Films are free with museum admission. For more information:

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