Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Msurizio Cattelan : All

I went to see the Maurizio Catellan : ALL at the Guggenheim Museum yesterday.  Before the exhibition I didn't know much about his work - and after having seen it I have to say while I understand and am a little more familiar with his work, a lot more research has to be done in order for me to get a real grasp on it! However, it was truly fascinating to see the works suspended in the rotunda of the Guggenheim like that. This suspension and method of presentation made it possible to see each piece from all angles which was very important to the artist and to the viewer in understanding each work.   I would recommend going and taking a look at the exhibition not just to see the works but to spend some time in the museum in such an interactive way - the spiral space allows a retrospective like this to work together, something not many other galleries can offer. Has anyone else seen it? Thoughts?

The nice thing was to see everyone gathered around the edge of the spiral looking into the rotunda. The architecture of the space really played an important role in the presentation of the exhibition and it was nice to see people interacting with it in such a positive and active way.

* Please excuse the photos, the camera on my blackberry isn't as great as I want it to be and I sadly left my real camera at home yesterday. 


  1. I haven't seen it... but it looks insanely interesting! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Darn good crackberry photos I must say. Catellan's exhibition at the Guggenheim is quite unusual in that he has placed many of his individual sculptures together. Normally they are not all together and thus easier to understand. His canny ability to evoke strong emotion is quite amazing. I recently saw his Hitler as a Boy sculpture in a private collection and even though I had never seen it before, as I approached it from the back, I had a bad feeling that it was Hitler .. even though the owners never told me this.


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