DAY 5: MARCH 25, 2011

Friday, March 25

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

6:30 pm: Dialogue with Curators + Reception in Rotunda

International Biennials

In honor of ACAW 2011, three renowned curators will discuss artists and curatorial processes in recent international biennials. With David Elliott, Independent Curator and Artistic Director of Sydney Biennale 2010; Massimiliano Gioni, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Curator of Gwanju Biennial 2010; and Suzanne Cotter, Curator of Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project, Co-curator of Sharjah Biennial 2011. Moderated by Joe Martin Hill, Researcher and PhD Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts (NYU).
Please purchase tickets early and arrive on time! No late seating. Reception at the museum Rotunda will follow immediately after!

Also on view is “Found in Translation” an exhibition of recent videos investigating ways in which cultural differences are negotiated through written or spoken language. Artists including Patty Chang, Omer Fast, Sharon Hayes, and Sharif Waked explore the intersections of politics, history, fantasy, and text, critically commenting on the past while producing richly imagined possibilities for the present. As part of The Deutsche Bank Series at the Guggenheim.

$10; $7 for Guggenheim members; free for students

1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street) – MAP
Tel: 212-423-3587

Rubin Museum of Art

10PM- Over night! Installation + Performance

Atta Kim: Monologue of Ice

Korean artist Atta Kim’s dramatic installation—a 5-1/2-feet-tall, 1300 pound ice sculpture of a seated Buddha—will slowly melt in the Museum’s Spiral Lobby for two or more days, as an extension of the exhibition “Grain of Emptiness: Buddhism Inspired Contemporary Art.” The ice sculpture will be installed in the Museum’s Spiral during regular museum hours on March 25, which visitors may observe. The monumental ice sculpture will be unveiled and begin melting at 6PM, inaugurating the Museum’s weekly K2 Friday night with free admission. The Museum will remain open overnight to enable visitors to witness the Buddha at each stage of melting, and the sculpture will continue to melt throughout the weekend. Visitors will be encouraged to touch the ice and will have the opportunity to take away melted water in a small container that the museum will provide. It is the artist’s intention that visitors continue the cycle of renewal by watering a seedling or plant with their water. “Monologue of Ice” offers a rare opportunity to see the live processes often represented in Kim’s photography works.

Admission to the museum’s Spiral Lobby is free of charge.

150 West 17th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues) – MAP
Tel: 212-620-5000

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