Envisioning the Institution (2010)
“The plane was delayed, we were late for the opening party, most of the N.Y art crowd had moved on. He stood like a pillar of salt, immovable, at the centre of the white spiral.
The Guggenheim’s Beuys Retrospective was almost 30 years ago – can it be that time plays tricks on scale?
Is he still there?”
Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum Rotunda
Bolles+Wilson were one of the selected group of artists, architects and designers invited to submit a visionary intervention, the space free of constraints, addressing the intimate and the utopian.
Bolles+Wilson’s intervention conjures a poignant and shared moment in their and the Guggenheim’s history – the Beuys Retrospective exhibition of 1979.
In the centre of the rotunda stands Beuys, in the hat that became the persona, “coyote coat” and 75-feet tall.
Exhibition and catalogue 2010, New York, USA.