Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim | ITSLIQUID

Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim

Art | March 1, 2017 |

Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim_001Image courtesy of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
From 10 February 2017 to 6 September 2017

 

Opening on February 10, 2017, on the occasion of the eightieth anniversary of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim features more than 170 modern objects from the permanent collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. Assembling many of the foundation’s most iconic works along with treasures by artists less familiar, this celebratory exhibition explores avant-garde innovations of the late nineteenth through mid-twentieth centuries, as well as the groundbreaking activities of six pioneering arts patrons who brought to light some of the most significant artists of their day and established the Guggenheim Foundation’s identity as a forwardlooking institution.

Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim_002 Image courtesy of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

 

Visionaries includes important works by artists such as Alexander Calder, Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall, Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Fernand Léger, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, and Vincent van Gogh. This exhibition showcases the museum’s exceptional modern holdings as organized through the perspectives of six proponents of the avant-garde who intersected with the Guggenheim Foundation in the early decades of its history and gave their personal collections, in whole or in part, to the institution.

 

Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim_003 Image courtesy of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

 

Of these visionaries, foremost is the museum’s founder, Solomon R. Guggenheim, who, with support from his trusted advisor, the German-born artist Hilla Rebay, set aside a more traditional collecting focus to become a great champion of nonobjective art, a strand of abstraction with spiritual aims, epitomized by the work of Vasily Kandinsky.

 

Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim_004 Image courtesy of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

 

Amassed against the backdrop of economic crisis and war in the 1930s and 1940s, Guggenheim’s unparalleled modern holdings formed the basis of his foundation, established eighty years ago in 1937 with the goal of encouraging art, art education, and enlightenment for the public. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s formative collection was subsequently shaped through major acquisitions from contemporaries who shared Guggenheim’s pioneering spirit.  Highlights from each of these collections feature prominently in Visionaries and convey a narrative on avant-garde innovation in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

 

more. guggenheim.org

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


Katerina Reich

Fashion | August 2, 2021

The Czech jewelry designer Katerina Reich focuses on original jewelry and objects inspired by futuristic style. The leitmotif of her work is from the very beginning the vision of the future. Her artistic style is close to constructivism and her jewelry can be recognized by its perfectionist geometric lines complemented with sophisticated details. Katerina is interested in untraditional, innovative ways to jewelry. Read more


Norton Museum of Art by…

Architecture | July 13, 2021

The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach was built in 1941 to house the art collection of the industrialist Ralph Hubbard Norton and his wife, Elizabeth. The museum was laid out by the architect Marion Sims Wyeth as an elegant series of Art Deco inspired single storey pavilions around a central courtyard. Read more


ME&GLENDA

Fashion | July 9, 2021

Glenda Menia Cadore is the owner of an historic eyewear company founded by her father in 1983 in Cadore, Italy. The design education and the work experiences carried out before totally committing to the management of the family business, pushed her in recent years to resume her passion for design and to create a collection of high-quality manufacturing eyewear capable of expressing important concepts: craftsmanship, beauty, passion and emotion. Read more


ART BARN OF THOMAS RANDALL-PAGE

Design | June 22, 2021

Thomas Randall-Page slides open a muted agricultural building to reveal an elegant new art space for his father, the sculptor Peter Randall-Page RA. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!