theanyspacewhatever at Guggenheim


The Guggenheim got a long deserved facelift, and is now sparkling new!!!

theanyspacewhatever is the perfect title for this show. Scattered and not at all cohesive, with areas underconstruction, empty spaces, one space for a work whose only presence was in the audioguide (thank you Philippe Parreno) there was a lot of SPACE and a fair amount of WHATEVER.

Overall it was a pleasure to be in the Guggenheim. A not serious, witty, ironic, group of compelling contemporary artists, seemed this exhibition was about collective non-collectivity, even more so highlighted by the clever Liam Gillick signs and their contradictory inversions.

Maurizio Cattelan Pinocchio floating facedown in the fountain…. yet the visitors seemed more complexed by the the mysterious “free coffee stand” not realizing that in fact it is an installation work by Rirkrit Tiravanija.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: