Please join us this Saturday, July 22, as I am honored with Cai Guo-Qiang at the Longhouse Reserve:
BOOM! THE COSMIC LONGHOUSE BENEFIT
Our treasured Honorees, Alexandra Munroe and Cai Guo-Qiang
Alexandra’s sweeping exhibition Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World will take over the New York Guggenheim this fall. Cai Guo-Qiang’s solo exhibition October opening at the Pushkin Museum, Moscow in September is directly followed by Cai Guo-Qiang at the Prado: The Spirit of Painting in Madrid. (Since the Prado’s founding in 1819 this is will be the second solo exhibition by a living painter, following that of the late Cy Twombly). And though Nico Muhly’s new Met-commissioned opera Marnie (yes, as in Hitchcock) debuts this year, he too will join this cross-fertile LongHouse evening.
WOW! and BOOM! Yes, we may be treated to a delightful encounter with Cai’s explosion event on this summer evening.
At Jack’s request, you are invited to wear white to our Cosmic Evening.
“For an outdoor sculpture show in Ube in 1971, Kishio Suga balanced several stones along the middle of a fiberglass plank some seventy feet long and set it afloat on a lake to take its own way across the sunlit water, subjecting the serial order of Minimalist compositions to the flowing course of nature.” – Stand Still A Moment
Alexandra Munroe discusses the theoretical evolution of the “No Country” exhibition, the Guggenheim’s Asian Art Initiative and Asian Art Council, and the ways in which the institution might evolve to become still more transnational. She also discusses previous Guggenheim exhibitions that have featured artists from Asia, including its large-scale retrospectives of Lee Ufan and Cai Guo-Qiang, “new generation” shows like “Being Singular Plural,” and the recent Gutai survey.
The Bangkok Art Biennale Foundation is led by Poshyananda along with a number of international advisors, including Alexandra Munroe, senior curator of Asian art and senior advisor of global arts at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation…
The first Bangkok Art Biennale (BAB) will be held next year, from November 2018 to February 2019 in Thailand’s capital. The announcement regarding BAB’s first edition was made in Venice on May 13 at the Westin Europa & Regina Hotel, San Marco, by the Bangkok Art Biennale Foundation, which was co-founded by food and beverage mogul Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi and the former permanent secretary of Thailand’s Ministry of Culture, Apinan Poshyananda.
International advisors to the Biennale include Alexandra Munroe, senior curator of Asian art and senior advisor of global arts at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation.
The first-ever Bangkok Biennale, spearheaded by former permanent secretary of the Ministry of Culture Apinan Poshyananda, will be held in the capital of Thailand from November 2018 to February 2019, Crystal Wu of ArtAsiaPacific reports. The Bangkok Art Biennale Foundation made the announcement at the Westin Europa & Regina Hotel in San Marco, Venice, on May 13, which coincided with the opening of the Fifty-Seventh Venice Biennale.