7 February 2018

Henri Michaux Indefatigable Experimenter Guggenheim Bilbao – Sue Hubbard

Modern psychology has shown considerable interest in understanding the self. Investigations into the problems of selfhood spread during the 20th century from clinicians and humanistic psychologists to be explored in laboratories and by artists.

5 February 2017

Bilbao Gongs And Bongs Paul Carey Kent The Guggenheim And More

BILBAO GONGS AND BONGS Paul Carey-Kent has just spent 30 hours in Bilbao, mostly focused on the opening of Abstract Expressionism at the Guggenheim Museum on the evening of 2 Feb, but the city has plenty else of interest, some good, some not so good… Most Loved Cloaked in titanium to appropriately fish-scale effect, the […]

21 December 2015

Nostalgia And Longing Plays Out In Guggenheim’s Photo Poetics Exhibition

I recently attended a guided tour of the new photography show at the Guggenheim in New York. The exhibition is titled Photo-Poetics and our guide was the artist and educator, Filip Noterdaeme. He spoke of this show as a grand ‘adieu’ to the medium of photography.  “Photo-Poetics: An Anthology” at the Guggenheim, curated by Jennifer Blessings, is a group […]

5 May 2015

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Jackson Pollock’s Brother Comes Into His Own At Guggenheim Venice

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is presenting Charles Pollock: A Retrospective, the first exhibition in Italy and the first full retrospective of the painting of Charles Pollock, oldest brother of Jackson Pollock. The majority of the more than 120 paintings, sketches, drawings, photographs, and documents, some never before exhibited, are loaned by the Charles Pollock Archives, […]

22 August 2013

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Stephen Antonakos Pioneering Greek American Neon Artist Dies Age 87

The Greek/American sculptor Stephen Antonakos whose pioneering neon work is held by MoMa the Whitney and the Guggenheim museums has died in New York. He was 87. Antonakos’s work with neon since 1960 has lent the medium new perceptual and formal meanings. His use of spare, complete and incomplete geometric forms has ranged from direct […]

4 May 2012

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Helsinki Guggenheim Proposal Thrown Out By Politicians

On 2 May, city politicians in Helsinki voted against the proposal for a new Guggenheim Museum in the Finnish capital.  The project was initially suggested in January by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which currently has museums in New York, Bilbao, Berlin, Venice, and a project underway in Abu Dhabi.  The proposal coincided with the […]

2 May 2012

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Paris Pompidou Explores Possibilities For Future Of Museums

Combining the philosophy of pop-up galleries with the Guggenheim’s international family of museums, the Pompidou develops a new strategy for global expansion. Since 1977 the Pompidou Centre has been a loud contemporary statement in the midst of tranquil, historic Paris.  Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano’s colourful high-tech design has become a landmark in Western Europe, […]