Monday, November 14, 2011

Guggenheim Museum

The Guggenheim Museum in New York is an internationally renowned art museum and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century. It is a vital cultural centre, and educational institution and the heart of an international network of museums.

It attracts thousands of visitors annually, where they can experience special exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, lectures by artists and critics, performances and film screenings, classes for teens and adults and daily tours. 

Founded on a collection of early modern masterpieces, the Guggenheim Museum today is an ever-growing institution devoted to the art of the 20th century and beyond. 

The story of the Guggenheim collection is essentially the story of numerous and diverse collections that have been brought together. When I visited the museum the work of artist-philosopher Lee Ufan's "Marking Infinity" was exhibited, charting his creation of a visual, conceptual and theoretical terrain that has radically expanded the possibilities for painting and sculpture since the 1960s. 

Lee is acclaimed for an innovative body of work that revolves around the notion of encounter, seeing the bare existence of what is actually before us and focusing on "the world as it is". 

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