On April 4, 2018, the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation approved the awarding of 173 Guggenheim Fellowships (including two joint Fellowships) to a diverse group of scholars, artists, and scientists. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants in the…
LeVar Burton, of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Reading Rainbow fame, presented a reading of one of Kevin Brockmeier’s stories (“A Fable With Slips of White Paper Spilling from the Pockets”) on his podcast this week. Kevin Brockmeier was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fiction in 2007.
Karolina Karlic’s Rubberlands is on display at Light Work through July 27. Rubberlands explores the social and ecological impact of rubber manufacturing in cities in the Midwest. Join Karlic for the opening reception and gallery talk on March 29, from 5-7pm. Karolina Karlic was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography in 2011.
The Shot Tower Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition Theme(s) and Variation(s), displaying the work of Guggenheim Fellows in Photography, Ardine Nelson (2008) and Fredrik Marsh (2008), from March 22 through April 27, 2018.
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts is pleased to present Zone of Nowhere, a site specific installation by Kimsooja, Guggenheim Fellow in Film-Video, 2013. This exhibition is Kimsooja’s first Australian solo exhibition and it will remain on display through April 15, 2018.
Diane Arbus: a box of ten photographs opens on April 6 and runs through September 30, 2018, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Arbus was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography in 1963 and 1966.
Carrie Moyer: Seismic Shuffle opens Thursday, March 1, from 5 to 7 pm. This exhibition of new paintings will remain on display through April 21, at Mary Boone Gallery. Moyer was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts in 2013.
The World Premiere of Jin Hi Kim’s One Sky II for Orchestra will be presented by the Wesleyan University Orchestra conducted by Nadya Potemkina. The premiere will be followed by a cross-cultural collaboration performance with Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Iranian, and American musicians. Jin Hi Kim was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition in 2010. Read the press release.
Chico MacMurtrie, Guggenheim Fellow in Fine Arts, 2016, is overseeing a project with University of Michigan students at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design. MacMurtrie and his team of students are creating “Border Crosser,” an inflatable, robotic sculpture that will encourage people to reconsider the concept of borders.
Ten Guggenheim Fellows are participating in The Matter of Photography in the Americas, on display through April 30, 2018, at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. Paulo Bruscky, Fine Arts, 1981, Eugenio Dittborn, Fine Arts, 1985, Anna Bella Geiger, Film, 1983, Alfredo Jaar, Fine Arts, 1985, Claudia Joskowicz, Film-Video, 2011, Ana Mendieta, Fine Arts, 1980, Catalina Parra, Fine Arts,…
Guggenheim Fellow Greg Miller (Photography, 2008) has been documenting Ash Wednesday on the streets of New York City for over two decades. Miller discusses his work on this project and his upcoming book of portraits, Unto Dust: 20 Years of Photographs of Ash Wednesday.
Guggenheim Fellow Michael Galinsky (Film & Video, 2012) and Suki Hawley will present “Half-Cocked” at the Quad Cinema on February 13, along with a screening of “Radiation” on 35mm.
“Life and Nothing More,” a film by Antonio Méndez Esparza, Guggenheim Fellow in Film-Video, 2017, will have its New York premiere in Film Comment Selects at the Walter Reade Theater on February 23. Antonio Méndez Esparza’s Guggenheim Fellowship supported his work on this film.
The Rubin Museum of Art is pleased to announce the opening of Chitra Ganesh’s new series The Scorpion Gesture, five large-scale animations using the figures of Padmasambhava, the Second Buddha, and Maitreya, the Future Buddha. Join Ganesh on February 23, from 6 to 10 pm for an opening celebration. Chitra Ganesh was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts in 2012.
Paul Falkowski, Guggenheim Fellow in Plant Sciences, 1992, is the recipient of the 2018 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. Falkowski, jointly with James J. McCarthy, were awarded for “their decades of leadership in understanding-and communicating-the impacts of climate change.” Read the press release.
An exhibition of paintings by Peter Plagens, Guggenheim Fellow in Fine Arts, 1972, opens Friday, January 25. His first solo show since 2013, this exhibition will feature work completed over the last five years.
The work of Ken Gonzales-Day, Guggenheim Fellow in Photography, 2017, is featured in a new exhibition at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light opens on March 23 and runs through January 6, 2019. Follow the link to learn more about this exhibition.
Working in Protest, a new film by Michael Galinsky, Guggenheim Fellow in Film-Video, 2012, will be playing at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival on Saturday, February 17.
The work of Andrea Juan, Guggenheim Fellow in Video & Audio, 2005, is included in Long Eye, opening January 25, at the University of New Hampshire. This group exhibition presents works of art created in response to the Arctic and Antarctica.
Pace MacGill Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition in honor of the work of Richard Benson. Benson was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography in 1978 and 1986. Celebrating Richard Benson opens on February 1, with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.