contemplating the void: guggenheim's spiral ramp
 
contemplating the void: guggenheim's spiral ramp contemplating the void: guggenheim's spiral ramp
mar 13, 2010

contemplating the void: guggenheim's spiral ramp

contemplating the void: interventions in the guggenheim museum solomon r. guggenheim museum, new york on now april 28th, 2010

instead of dealing directly with the guggenheim museum‘s central ‘void’ some artists, designers and architects have chosen to explore the space between frank lloyd wright’s spiraling ramp. imagined proposals include screens, decals and extensions from the winding levels, emphasizing the circular structure of the museum.

dror benshetrit, israel red marking, 2009 ink on paper 71.4 x 150 cm artwork © dror benshetrit

red markings capture the movement of a continuous floor spiraling into several flights.

fritz haeg, USA guggenheim gay parade down rainbow painted ramps, 2009 watercolor on board 17.8 x 35.6 cm artwork © fritz haeg

ricci albenda, USA spiral horizon guggenheim, 2009 paint, felt-tip marker, and ink on digital print 17.9 x 35.6 cm artwork © ricci albenda

jim isermann, USA untitled, 2009 digital print 17.8 x 35.6 cm artwork © jim isermann

toyo ito & associates, japan the 21st century grid, 2009 colored pencil and ballpoint pen on photocopy 21 x 29.5 cm artwork © toyo ito & associates

andy goldsworthy, UK cat tail / thorns / proposal for the guggenheim, 2009 graphite on photocopy 29.7 x 42.1 cm artwork © andy goldsworthy

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