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.
Guggenheim Fellow Lynne Sachs (Film-Video, 2014) is pleased to announce that her short film “Carolee, Barbara and Gunvor,” will premiere at the Museum of Modern Art daily February 20 through February 26. The subjects documented in this film are also Guggenheim Fellowship recipients: Carolee Schneemann (Fine Arts, 1993), Barbara Hammer (Film-Video, 2013) and Gunvor Nelson (Film, 1973).
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present “Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic,” created by Hamid Rahmanian, Guggenheim Fellow in Film-Video, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. January 26 and at 3 p.m. January 27.
Patrick Sauer discusses Neil Sheehan’s, “A Bright Shining Lie,” in the New York Times. Sheehan was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in General Nonfiction in 1973.
Censored, a series by photographer Milagros de la Torre, Guggenheim Fellow in Photography, 2011, is on display January 17 through February 24 in Sao Paulo.
An exhibition of the work of sculptor Rona Pondick (Fine Arts, 1992) and painter Robert Feintuch (Fine Arts, 2008)is currently on display at Bates College Museum of Art. Rona Pondick and Robert Feintuch: Heads, Hands, Feet; Sleeping, Holding, Dreaming, Dying will run through March 23.
HBO premieres Rebecca Cammisa’s film Atomic Homefront on February 12. Cammisa was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Film in 2010. Follow the link to learn more about this film.
The work of Builder Levy, Guggenheim Fellow in Photography, 2008, is included in “King in New York,” an exhibition about Martin Luther King and his connection to the city. This exhibition opens on January 13 and runs through June 1.