Friday, March 19, 2010
There have been five bids for Anish Kapoor’s Ascension (Red), the last for $4,752. Image: © Anish Kapoor
For the fiftieth anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum building, the Guggenheim invited some two hundred artists, architects, and designers to imagine their dream interventions in its central rotunda.
Among the artists participating in the exhibition are Alice Aycock, FAKE DESIGN (Ai Weiwei), Anish Kapoor, Sarah Morris, Wangechi Mutu, Paul Pfeiffer, Doris Salcedo, Lawrence Weiner, and Rachel Whiteread; designers such as Fernando and Humberto Campana, Martí Guixé, and Joris Laarman Studio; and architects such as Álvaro Siza Vieira Arquitecto, BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), Greg Lynn FORM, MVRDV, N55, Snøhetta, Studio Daniel Libeskind, Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects, and West 8.
Contemplating the Void functions as an anniversary fundraiser for the museum—over 90% of the artists have donated their works to this cause. Proceeds from the sale will support the museum's exhibition programming.
Source: ART INST OF CHICAGO