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Richard Prince

Reflections on "Artistic License": Richard Prince (Talk)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
17 December 2019, 6.30 pm

Installation view: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2019. Photo: David Heald. © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
Installation view: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2019. Photo: David Heald. © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

The first-ever artist-curated exhibition mounted at the Guggenheim celebrates the museum’s extensive collection of modern and contemporary art. Richard Prince is one of six contemporary artists invited to explore the Guggenheim’s collection as a curator of the exhibition "Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection". He says, “When you go to something as vast as the Guggenheim’s collection is, you start to see patterns.” When preparing for his presentation, "Four Paintings Looking Right", Prince discovered a surprising number of commonalities among paintings made between the 1940s and early 1960s, many created by lesser-known Abstract Expressionist artists. On December 17, he is invited to speak at the museum on his contribution to the exhibition.

"Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection" is on view through January 12, 2020, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.


Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York


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Feelings. Kunst und Emotionen (group)
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
8 November 2019 – 4 October 2020

The exhibition "FEELINGS" seeks to encourage this direct dialogue between artwork and viewer in order to stimulate an intense emotional engagement. The works exhibited are characterized by enigmatic motifs and atmospheric visual spaces. Joy, excitement, anger, revulsion, sadness, and numerous other emotional reactions may ensue upon viewing the works. The choice of exhibits is subjective; the art his- torical context and explanatory wall texts have been deliberately omitted. "FEELINGS" wishes to subvert these threshold fears, for intuition represents an essential approach to art. After all, the creation of a work is also based on personal experience. "FEELINGS" seeks to highlight this perspective on art. Work by Richard Prince is included.

Pinakothek der Moderne