WEISS/MANFREDI FEATURED IN THE EXHIBITION "CONTEMPLATING THE VOID" AT THE GUGGENHEIM IN NEW YORK CITY
As part of the exhibition "Contemplating the Void" at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi were invited to develop a concept for an installation/intervention in the Frank Lloyd Wright Rotunda. Their proposal titled "Draw the Void, Trespass the Void", identifies a new network of short cuts through the Rotunda. The exhibition runs from February 12 - April 28, 2010.
"Since its opening in 1959, the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Guggenheim building has served as an inspiration for invention, challenging artists and architects to react to its eccentric, organic design. The central void of the rotunda has elicited many unique responses over the years, which have been manifested in both sitespecific solo shows and memorable exhibition designs. For the building's 50th anniversary, the Guggenheim Museum invited more than two hundred artists, architects, and designers to imagine their dream interventions in the space for the exhibition Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum. Organized by Nancy Spector, Chief Curator, and David van der Leer, Assistant Curator for Architecture and Design, the exhibition will feature renderings of these visionary projects in a salon-style installation that will emphasize the rich and diverse range of the proposals received." -The Guggenheim