October 22, 2008 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - theanyspacewhatever
October 22, 2008


Liam Gillick
theanyspacewhatever signage system (prototype)
Aluminum, 2008
Installation view, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 2008
Courtesy Casey Kaplan, New York, and José Noé Suro, Guadalajara
© Liam Gillick, Photo: David Heald

Oct 24, 2008 – Jan 7, 2009

1071 5th Ave (at 89th St)
New York, NY


Originating with a desire to present a contemporary group exhibition that would capture the spirit of the art that emerged during the early 1990s, this presentation has evolved into a collaborative venture among ten artists who share certain strategies and sensibilities: Angela Bulloch, Maurizio Cattelan, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Douglas Gordon, Carsten Höller, Pierre Huyghe, Jorge Pardo, Philippe Parreno, and Rirkrit Tiravanija.

Though each artist is recognized for his or her own practice, they are linked by a mutual rethinking of the early modernist impulse to conflate art and life. Rather than deploying representational strategies, they privilege experiential, situation-based work over discrete aesthetic objects. The exhibition model—in essence, a spatial and durational event—has become, for these artists, a creative medium in and of itself.

The following programs accompany the exhibition.

Catalysts and Critics: The Art of the 1990s
Fri Oct 24, 9:30-5:30 pm
Columbia University, School of the Arts
Join critics, curators, gallerists, and collectors for this day-long session dedicated to the critical debate surrounding “relational aesthetics” as well as to the shared history of the artists featured in the exhibition. Participants include: Alex Alberro, Claire Bishop, Ina Blom, Massimo de Carlo, Jose Falconi, Nancy Spector, and Andy Stillpass.

Pierre Huyghe: OPENING
Fri Oct 24, 6:30 pm; Mons, Nov 17, Dec 8, 4:30 pm
Museum visitors are invited to a participatory event in which Huyghe transforms the Guggenheim’s rotunda to disrupt and disorient the exhibition experience.

Works & Process–World Premiere – NY.2022
Fri Oct 24, Sat Oct 25, 8 pm
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Ari Benjamin Meyers create an original work “about endings and last things” for the Peter B. Lewis Theater. Inspired by the iconic science-fiction movie Soylent Green (1973) depicting a disturbing vision of New York City in 2022, this performance will be accompanied by Staten Island’s Richmond County Orchestra (music director Alan Aurelia). Photography by Alex S. MacLean and costumes by Balenciaga complete the work.

Douglas Gordon: 24 hour psycho back and forth and to and fro
Oct 31, Nov 14, Jan 6, 10am – 10am
Deploying time as a medium, Gordon’s new iteration of the work 24 Hour Psycho (1993) slows down the 1960 Hitchcock thriller to a full-day cycle on a split screen installation, running the film both forward and in reverse. The museum will remain open through the night each time this work is shown.

24-hours on the Concept of Time
Tue Jan 6 – Wed Jan 7, 6 pm – 6pm
Continuing non-stop for 24 hours this rich and polyvalent event organized by Nancy Spector and Hans Ulrich Obrist expands upon the theme of time—an interest central to the artists represented in the exhibition. Guests from a wide spectrum of fields and disciplines share their philosophical, sociological, economic, theological and aesthetic perspectives on time.

Rirkrit Tiravanija: CHEW THE FAT
In conjunction with the exhibition, Tiravanija’s documentary film provides a perspective on the art of the 1990s through interviews with artists, including those participating in the exhibition.

Suns 1 pm and 3 pm
Mons 2 pm and 3:30 pm
Fri Nov 14, Tue Dec 2, 8 pm

Anna Sanders Films
Founded in 1997 by Pierre Huyghe, Charles de Meaux, Philippe Parreno and the association of contemporary art distribution (Xavier Douroux, Franck Gautherot) in collaboration with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Anna Sanders Films brings a new language of imagery to cinema, creating a hybrid form between film and the visual arts.

Tues and Weds, 2 pm
Weds, Oct 29, Dec 17, 6:30 pm

Museum Information 212 423 3500

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