Guggenheim Selects Five Artists to Create New Works

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Guggenheim Selects Five Artists to Create New Works  for The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative.The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum announced the selection of artists commissioned to produce works for the third and final phase of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative.

Cao Fei, Duan Jianyu, Lin Yilin, Wong Ping, and Samson Young have been selected for their unconventional artistic practices, creative experimentation, and critical reflections on social conditions in a technologically mediated reality. Each will collaborate with the museum on individual site-specific projects that respond to interconnected ideas proposed by the curators of the initiative.

The commissions will be featured in a group exhibition, on view from May 4 through October 21, 2018 at the Guggenheim, and enter the museum’s collection. The exhibition is organized by Xiaoyu Weng, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Associate Curator of Chinese Art, and Hou Hanru, Consulting Curator, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative. Kyung An, Assistant Curator, Asian Art, provides curatorial support. The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative is part of the Guggenheim’s Asian Art Initiative, directed by Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator, Asian Art and Senior Advisor, Global Arts. The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative exhibitions continue the Guggenheim’s history of collaborating with artists to develop site-specific works.

The third exhibition in this series is accompanied by an illustrated publication featuring curatorial essays, new and reprinted poems, and conceptual drawings and images essential to the development of the artists’ projects. The book explores the spaces between words and images, and process and production, while also experimenting with the relationship between catalogue publishing and exhibition making.

The commissioned artists are: Cao Fei, Duan Jianyu, Lin Yilin, Wong Ping, Samson Young.

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