stillspotting nyc finale, Peter B. Lewis Theater, Guggenheim Exhibition
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28 Sep 2012
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Guggenheim Presents stillspotting nyc : finale on October 9
Culminating Program Celebrating the Off-Site Exhibition Series Exploring Sound and Stillness in Urban Environments to Include Architect Charles Renfro, Historian Hillel Schwartz, Sound Artist Jana Winderen, and Writer Robert A.F. Thurman, Among Many Others
(NEW YORK, NY – September 28, 2012) — On October 9, the Guggenheim Museum and Unsound—creators of the celebrated New York festival—host a variety show of talks, performances, films, readings, statements, and personal reflections by architects, artists, planners, scientists, politicians, philosophers, and musicians as a finale reflecting upon the issues explored within the five editions of the off-site exhibition series stillspotting nyc. Program visitors will join in a larger conversation about how man-made environments can be reconceived, reshaped, and redesigned to provide increased opportunities for calm and stillness, and will be invited to revisit elements of the site-specific commissions from each of the five New York City boroughs recreated in the Guggenheim rotunda during the evening of the stillspotting nyc: finale.
The program will take place in the Peter B. Lewis Theater of the Guggenheim Museum from 7–10 pm, with a lounge—including restaged elements of stillspotting nyc editions—held in the rotunda from 9–11 pm where specialty stillspotting cocktails will be served. Tickets are $10, $7 members, $5 students. For a complete program description, more information, and tickets, visit stillspotting.guggenheim.org/visit/learn.
Program for stillspotting nyc: finale
7:00 pm At LAST: Between the Concert and the Wall by artist and musician Sergei Tcherepnin (Brooklyn, NY)
Editions of stillspotting nyc included: Sanatorium by visual artist Pedro Reyes in downtown Brooklyn; To a Great City around Lower Manhattan by composer Arvo Pärt and architectural firm Snøhetta; Transhistoria in Jackson Heights, Queens, by architectural firm Solid Objectives – Idenburg Liu (SO – IL); and Telettrofono in Staten Island by sound artist Justin Bennett with poet Matthea Harvey. The fifth and final edition, Audiogram in the South Bronx by Improv Everywhere and audiologist Tina Jupiter, charts the impact of noise on the hearing abilities of New Yorkers through a unique interactive audio experience taking place October 13–14. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for members. To register and purchase tickets, find directions, or to learn more visit stillspotting.guggenheim.org.
The stillspotting nyc finale is supported by the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York. Support for stillspotting nyc is provided by the Rockefeller Foundation NYC Opportunities Fund and a MetLife Foundation Museum and Community Connections grant. This project is also supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Leadership Committee for stillspotting nyc, co-chaired by Franklin Campbell and Pamela Samuels, is gratefully acknowledged for its support.
This event is presented as part of Archtober: Architecture and Design Month.
Unsound explores links between cultures, communities, and hidden histories related to music and sound. Established in 2003 as a festival of advanced music in Krakow, Poland, Unsound has expanded to include a similar festival in New York—begun in 2010—as well as international platforms for performances, presentations, commissions, and special projects supported by dialogue and debate pertaining to what we hear when we listen to the world around us.
About the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods, through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. The global network that began in the 1970s when the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, was joined by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, has expanded to include the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (opened 1997), the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin (1997–2013), and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi currently under development. Looking to the future, the Guggenheim Foundation continues to forge international collaborations that take contemporary art, architecture, and design beyond the walls of the museum. More information about the foundation can be found at guggenheim.org.
22 Feb 2012
Guggenheim Exhibition in Queens, NY
Guggenheim stillspotting nyc in Jackson Heights, Queens, Presents Cultural and Personal Narratives Recounted by Local Residents
Third Edition in Off-Site Exhibition Series Exploring Stillness and Quiet in Urban Environment, with Stories Commissioned by Authors, Poets, and Rappers Affiliated with Queens
Exhibition: stillspotting nyc: queens
(NEW YORK, NY – February 21, 2012) — Stillspotting nyc is a two-year multidisciplinary project that takes the Guggenheim Museum’s programming out into the streets. Site-specific commissions in all five of New York City’s boroughs identify moments of urban quiet and respond to everyday issues of noise, anxiety, and stillness. For stillspotting nyc: queens, the third edition in the series, the architects at New York-based Solid Objectives – Idenburg Liu (SO – IL) address the encounters of life in the urban environment with Transhistoria, inviting visitors to neighborhood spaces in Jackson Heights, Queens, to listen to stories of migration, displacement, and finding home away from home. Transhistoria will be held at several sites around Jackson Heights for four weekends: April 14–15, 21–22, 28–29, and May 5–6, 2012. In two-hour self-guided tours, starting from the Jackson Heights–Roosevelt Ave transit hub, visitors will encounter four of these personal transhistories.
Stillspotting nyc is organized by David van der Leer, Assistant Curator, Architecture and Urban Studies, with Sarah Malaika, Stillspotting Project Associate, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Support for stillspotting nyc is provided by the Rockefeller Foundation NYC Opportunities Fund and a MetLife Foundation Museum and Community Connections grant. This project is also supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Leadership Committee for stillspotting nyc is gratefully acknowledged.
In the northwest section of the New York City borough of Queens, Jackson Heights was founded as a “garden community” in the first half of the 20th century, and was a leader in developing utopian ideals of high-density housing in direct contrast with the traditional, over-crowded, and noisy New York apartment buildings common during the time. Over the past decades the neighborhood’s housing stock has risen dramatically, making it one of the more densely populated areas of the city. Jackson Heights counts 138 languages spoken among its many global communities and is also one of the most culturally diverse neighborhoods in the United States. For Transhistoria, their project for stillspotting nyc, the architects at Solid Objectives – Idenburg Liu (SO – IL) investigate how one finds calm and inner peace in a bustling environment such as Jackson Heights. Florian Idenburg of SO – IL explains, “We are exploring the question of how the residents of Jackson Heights, who often have roots elsewhere, achieve a sense of home and localness in a post-national living situation? And what urged them to leave their old households and countries in the first place?”
Rather than reiterate well-documented reports on migration that stress economic or political motives for relocation, Transhistoria explores individual and cultural narratives, such as the flight from problematic family situations or escape from suffocating social structures. These types of everyday stories open up a different enquiry in the search for identity and home away from home. SO – IL offers visitors an opportunity to hear transformative personal histories through a series of accounts commissioned from renowned Queens-affiliated narrators, including poets Roger Sedarat and Maria Terrone, editor and writer Nicole Steinberg, writers Erik Baard, Premilla Nadasen and René Georg Vasicek, chaplain Alan Briceland, and rappers Himanshu Suri and Ashok Kondabolu of Das Racist. Each will create a story about personal transition and finding a sense of familiarity and tranquility in Jackson Heights. During these four weekends in April and May, neighborhood residents will recount their stories around several local stillspots as varied as residential living rooms, performance venues, and private courtyards. In two-hour self-guided tours, starting from the Jackson Heights – Roosevelt Ave transit hub, Transhistoria visitors will encounter four of these personal transhistories, selected from a choice of six indoor and outdoor spaces.
For this edition and for the two upcoming editions of stillspotting nyc, the Guggenheim Museum is in collaboration with NYC’s Department of Transportation on a city-wide initiative. For this upcoming edition, visitors wishing to travel by bicycle to stillspotting nyc may take advantage of an additional free self-guided cycling program around Jackson Heights that highlights issues of silence and noise in the neighborhood.
About Solid Objectives – Idenburg Liu (SO – IL)
Editions of stillspotting nyc
Improv Everywhere and stillspotting nyc
Interactive Programs and Studies for stillspotting nyc
For stillspotting nyc, the Spatial Information Design Lab (SIDL) at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University was commissioned to develop a mapping study on silence and noise in New York City. The interactive map developed by SIDL presents actual noise complaints generated by New York residents when calling 311, the city’s phone number for government information and non-emergency services. Reading the complaints offers insights into the city’s types of noise, and the contrasts between private and social space and between residential and commercial necessities. A second visual study was developed with students in the MFA program in the Photography, Video, and Related Media Department at the School of Visual Arts who created video studies of the visual, aural, and sociological ecology of the urban landscape. The interactive maps and videos are presented on stillspotting.guggenheim.org.
11 Aug 2011
Guggenheim Exhibition in Lower Manhattan
Composer Arvo Pärt and Architects Snøhetta Collaborate for Guggenheim Exhibition in Lower Manhattan
Second Edition of stillspotting nyc Series Exploring Stillness and Quiet in Urban Environment
Exhibition: stillspotting nyc: manhattan
Venue: Five locations around Lower Manhattan starting at Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery Park, across from 17 Battery Place, New York, NY
Dates: September 15-18 and 22-25, 2011
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Guggenheim Exhibition in Lower Manhattan information from Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
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