New York

Liam Gillick, theanyspacewhatever signage system (prototype), 2008, aluminum. Installation view, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Liam Gillick, theanyspacewhatever signage system (prototype), 2008, aluminum. Installation view, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

New York

“theanyspacewhatever”

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | New York
1071 Fifth Avenue
October 24, 2008–January 7, 2009

Curated by Nancy Spector

The Guggenheim has invited ten artists—including Angela Bulloch, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, and Rirkrit Tiravanija—to stage a collective exhibition highlighting their six degrees of separation from one another. New, site-specific interventions will be complemented by performances, film programs, an exhibition-within-the-exhibition organized by the Wrong Gallery, and an installation by M/M in the reading room. Taking the show's title, a Deleuzian phrase suggested by Gillick, as a kind of North Star around which their heterogeneous projects constellate, the group will present a refracted play of shared histories and spaces: Bulloch will turn the ceiling into a night sky; Gonzalez-Foerster will “tropicalize” a rotunda ramp and present a live orchestral performance; and Tiravanija will present video interviews of artists with whom he was associated in the 1990s. An equally layered catalogue boasts thirty texts by scholars, critics, and curators.