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Summer performances, gallery talks, and an artist conversation
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Above: Tania Bruguera, Tatlin’s Whisper #6 (Havana Version), 2009. Color video with sound, 60 minutes, from a mixed media installation. A.P., edition of 1. Courtesy of Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund.
© Tania Bruguera.
Above: Tania Bruguera, Tatlin’s Whisper #6 (Havana Version), 2009. Color video with sound, 60 minutes, from a mixed media installation. A.P., edition of 1. Courtesy of Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund.
© Tania Bruguera.

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

www.guggenheim.org

Join us at the Guggenheim Museum for a summer of exciting performances, gallery programs, and artist talks accompanying the exhibitions on view. All ticketed programs include receptions and exhibition viewings.

Italian Futurism 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe
Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today

Performances
The Francis Effect
Through October 1

The Francis Effect is a new artwork by Under the Same Sun exhibition artist Tania Bruguera. Its broad aim is to challenge public perceptions of immigration by responding to recent shifts in world culture.

Working within the framework of her ongoing “Dignity Has No Nationality” project, the artist and her collaborators will be stationed outside the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum to gather signatures on postcards addressed to Pope Francis. Referring to Vatican City as a place that was “born as a conceptual nation without borders,” these cards request that the Pope grant citizenship to all immigrants as a gesture toward reuniting the world. The new Pope, former Archbishop of Buenos Aires and the first Latin American Bishop of Rome, has established a papacy built on humility and compassion toward migrants who face challenges in their search for a better life and a safer home. The graphic on the card, an image of the prehistoric Pangaea supercontinent that fragmented to form the seven continents, references a time long before borders between nation-states were conceived of. Members of the public may also sign the petition online at dignityhasnonationality.org.

To complete the performance, Bruguera plans to deliver the postcards and an online petition to the Pope in person once over 10,000 signatures have been gathered.

The artist and her collaborators will be stationed outside the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum from 9:30am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm on Fridays, Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, and from 9:30am to 1pm and 2pm to 8pm on Saturdays.

For more information about the performance, please contact [email protected].

FUTURISMUSIC
Wednesday, July 16, 6:30pm
Maestro Daniele Lombardi will present Futurist music that highlights myriad endeavors to transform and revolutionize sound. Including noise-making, isochronic experiments inspired by machines, the idea of synesthetic theater, and fusion of diverse musical genres, Lombardi’s piano performance demonstrates the transmission of the Futurists’ emphasis on speed to the temporal genre of music.

Gallery talks
Siesta Talks: Art in the Afternoon with Erika Verzutti
Wednesday, July 9, 1:30pm
Hovering between abstraction and figuration, Under the Same Sun exhibition artist Erika Verzutti’s enigmatic sculptures often assume sensuous forms suggestive of animals or vegetation. In this gallery program, Verzutti responds to works on view and reflects on a practice that references the history of sculpture. Limited free student tickets with RSVP.

Siesta Talks: Art in the Afternoon with Rebecca Mir
Wednesday, August 13, 1:30pm
Join Guggenheim educator Rebecca Mir for a gallery discussion and workshop exploring how Under the Same Sun exhibition artists such as Carlos Amorales, Tania Bruguera, and Amalia Pica encourage critical thinking—and even prompt “micro-revolutions”—by allowing viewers to participate actively in their works. Attendees will respond to these artists’ works by developing their own collaborative sound compositions. Limited free student tickets with RSVP.

Artist conversation
A Conversation: Tania Bruguera and Karen Finley
Tuesday, July 22, 6:30pm
Join us for a dialogue with Tania Bruguera and Karen Finley about their practices of art as life. Exploring the use of language and visual imagery in powerful performative acts, Bruguera and Finley track a creative process stemming from discomfort and intellectual resistance. Limited free student tickets with RSVP.

 

For tickets, student RSVP, and more information on all public programs, please visit guggenheim.org/calendar.

Italian Futurism 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe is made possible by Lavazza.

Support is provided in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the David Berg Foundation, with additional funding from the Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation and The Robert Lehman Foundation.

The Leadership Committee for Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe is also gratefully acknowledged for its generosity, including the Hansjörg Wyss Charitable Endowment; Stefano and Carole Acunto; Giancarla and Luciano Berti; Ginevra Caltagirone; Massimo and Sonia Cirulli Archive; Daniela Memmo d’Amelio; Achim Moeller, Moeller Fine Art; Pellegrini Legacy Trust; and Alberto and Gioietta Vitale.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

The Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative is a cultural engagement of UBS.

Public programs are supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Film screenings are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 

 

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July 7, 2014