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How the Guggenheim Installed James Turrell’s Aten Reign

Video still: How the Guggenheim Installed Aten Reign, Matt Stanton Productions and Amy Koshbin © 2013 Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York
Video still: How the Guggenheim Installed Aten Reign, Matt Stanton Productions and Amy Koshbin © 2013 Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

Among the remarkable aspects of James Turrell's installation last year at the Guggenheim was the impression of weightlessness it created. In this video, the museum's Chief Fabricator explains how the piece's underlying structure was built. More

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A Flyer for Nam June Paik's Robot-Opera

Robot-Opera Flyer
Nam June Paik Robot-Opera flyer, circa 1964. Artist files. A0008. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives. New York, NY

This flyer announces Nam June Paik’s Robot-Opera (1964) “….on every streets and squares in New York.” The remote-controlled robot played audiotaped speeches of President John F. Kennedy. More

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Kandinsky's Early Representational Woodcuts

Singer
Vasily Kandinsky, Singer (Sängerin), 1903. Woodcut on Japanese paper, mounted on paper, image: 20 × 14.6 cm; sheet: 27 × 19.1 cm; mount: 35.9 × 24.8 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 72.2003 © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Before he created his first fully abstract paintings, Vasily Kandinsky made these spare, representational woodcuts, which reduce compositions and narratives to simplified, expressionistic forms. More

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Museum, Musex, Mutext, Mutant: Giuseppe Campuzano’s Transvestite Machine

Museo, musexo, mutexto, mutante: la máquina travesti de Giuseppe Campuzano

Alejandro Gómez de Tuddo, The Virgin of Guacas (Portrait of Giuseppe Campuzano as the Virgin Dolorosa) (La Virgen de las Guacas [Retrato de Giuseppe Campuzano como Virgen Dolorosa]), 2007
Alejandro Gómez de Tuddo, The Virgin of Guacas (Portrait of Giuseppe Campuzano as the Virgin Dolorosa) (La Virgen de las Guacas [Retrato de Giuseppe Campuzano como Virgen Dolorosa]), 2007. Chromogenic print, 70 x 194 cm. Collection of the artist, Rome

Miguel Lopez explores the artistic and political legacy of philosopher, drag queen, and activist Giuseppe Campuzano, whose Museo Travesti de Peru (Transvestite Museum of Peru) mapped out a subversive politics of gender, memory, and representation. More