Lucy Raven, For One Night Only at the Guggenheim

POSTED ON: July 10, 2017


For one night only, July 18 at 6:30, Lucy Raven, assistant professor in the School of Art, performs live at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Her new performance piece, Subterrestrial Cinema, weaves animations and other materials from the museum’s archives together with new text, films, and sound. It’s the third in a series of public programs for which the Guggenheim has invited artists whose works are in their collection to respond to the themes of the exhibition Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim and the institution’s founding collections.


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