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Guggenheim Museum in New York presents exhibition featuring recent acquisitions
Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Money money money), 2011. Inkjet print on vinyl, 214 x 339.7 x 5.7 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Gift, Theodor and Isabella Dalenson, 2011 © Barbara Kruger.
NEW YORK, NY.- This winter the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents Now’s the Time: Recent Acquisitions, an exhibition bringing together highlights from the museum’s growing collection of contemporary art that have been acquired over the past five years. On view at the museum for the first time, the selected works reveal developments in painting, sculpture, photography, and installation since the 1970s and are a cross-section of diverse approaches to art making from around the world. Beyond offering a focused, five-year summary of the Guggenheim’s collecting practices, Now’s the Time reflects on the permanent collection’s broadening global scope as it continues to evolve through the addition of new artists, ideas, and perspectives. The show also reaffirms the museum’s long-standing commitment to collecting and showing the art of the present.

Featuring works by Ai Weiwei, Walead Beshty, James Casebere, William Cordova, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Christiane Feser, Wayne Gonzales, Mark Grotjahn, Lyle Ashton Harris, Shirazeh Houshiary, Anish Kapoor, Barbara Kruger, Josephine Meckseper, R. H. Quaytman, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Alexandre Singh, Takamatsu Jiro, Hank Willis Thomas, Ryan Trecartin, and Danh Vo, the exhibition unites both established and emerging artists in the collection. They share overarching formal and thematic concerns that cut across traditional aesthetic categories. Many of the artists represented emphasize their working processes as they also explore the material and conceptual possibilities of artistic mediums ranging from abstract painting to digitally manipulated photographs. Even while investigating new possibilities for art in the digital age, much of the work underscores anxieties about everyday experience in a world saturated with electronic media. Whether representing the fragmented modes of perception engendered by online worlds, or insisting on the meditative space of painting and the poetics of objects, the works on view map the contours of a rapidly changing contemporary art world.

The exhibition draws its title from Cordova’s now’s the time (pacha mama) (2009), which collages together images of recording equipment with elements of paper, gold, hair, and dust in a monument to creativity as essential to the telling of history. Cordova’s title takes its inspiration partly from a 1945 Charlie Parker song, “Now’s the Time,” which was recorded during a legendary jazz session that helped to usher in the genre of bebop.

Highlights of the exhibition include Ai’s China Log (2005), a monumental sculpture of ironwood pillars reclaimed by the artist from a dismantled Qing dynasty temple, and Vo’s Das Beste oder Nichts (2010), which incorporates the engine of his father’s car, an artifact charged with complex personal and political meanings. Also on view are new additions to the museum’s renowned collection of contemporary photography, including Takamatsu’s rarely shown seminal series Photograph of a Photograph (1973), a key work of Japanese Conceptual art; Casebere’s important early work, Storefront (1982); and a major 1987–88 triptych by Harris. Recent developments in abstract painting are also represented by Houshiary’s delicately rendered Presence (2006–07) and Grotjahn’s Untitled (Blue Painting Light to Dark X) (2006).

Now’s the Time: Recent Acquisitions is curated by Lauren Hinkson, Assistant Curator for Collections, and Carmen Hermo, Curatorial Assistant for Collections.



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