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Some place like home // Rumney Guggenheim

Some Place Like Home

Another member of the Guggenheim family has gone arty. Great grandson of great Peggy, Santiago Rumney Guggenheim, launched an all new gallery space in the Brooklyn area, New York, at the beginning of the month. Housed at the lower floor of the monumental and historic landmark of the Williamsburgh Savings Bank, now Weylin B. Seymour’s (large space for events), the Rumney Guggenheim Gallery is a contemporary art space that exhibits works across multiple disciplines, showcasing a fluidity of style and medium by artists both established and emerging. The gallery’s intent is to invest in promising new artists and try to engage a new dialogue in the contemporary art world.

The inaugural exhibition, Some Place Like Home, gathers international artists such as Olek in collaboration with Michelle P. Dodson, Swoon, Olivia Steele, Boxhead and Moral Turgeman, and inviting them to explore the range of associations—from domestic bliss to bleakness—that define our experience of the home. The recontextualized works investigate themes of estrangement and belonging in both public and private spaces.

Now all we have to do is wait and see if this space will be the big next thing in the art spaces’ world. What do you think?


// Un’altro membro della famiglia Guggenheim si è dato all’arte. Il pronipote della grande Peggy, Santiago Rumney Guggenheim, ha inaugurato uno spazio espositivo tutto nuovo nella zona di Brooklyn a New York proprio all’inizio del mese. Ospitato ai piani bassi del monumentale e storico edificio Williamsburgh Savings Bank, ora Weylin B. Seymour’s (grande spazio per eventi), la Rumney Guggenheim Gallery è uno spazio dedicato all’arte contemporanea che mette in mostra lavori di diverse discipline, presentando una fluidità di stile e mezzi data da artisti sia affermati che emergenti. L’obiettivo della galleria è di investire in giovani artisti promettenti e cercare di instaurare un nuovo dialogo con il mondo contemporaneo dell’arte.

L’esposizione di apertura del nuovo spazio, Some place like home, riunisce artisti internazionali come Olek in collaborazione con Michelle P. Dodson, Swoon, Olivia Steele, Boxhead e Moral Turgeman, e li invita ad esplorare la serie di associazioni – dalla beatitudine domestica all’abbandono – che definiscono la nostra esperienza della casa. I lavori ricontestualizzati indagano i temi dell’allontanamento e dell’appartenenza sia negli spazi pubblici che privati.

Ora tutto quello che dobbiamo fare è aspettare e vedere se questo spazio sarà il prossimo successone nel mondo degli spazi espositivi. Cosa ne pensate?

All ph. credits: Mercedes Noriega

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Olivia Steele, You Are Exactly Where You Need to Be, Photo cred Mercedes Noriega

Olivia Steele evokes a similar tension between sweetness and cruelty in her text-based neon sculptures. Her romantic aphorisms paradoxically personalize and soften the medium typically associated with the manufactured slickness of commercial signage and pop art.

Some Place Like Home

Olivia Steele evokes a similar tension between sweetness and cruelty in her text-based neon sculptures. Her romantic aphorisms paradoxically personalize and soften the medium typically associated with the manufactured slickness of commercial signage and pop art.

Olek in Collaboration w. Michelle P Dodson, Photo Cred Mercedes Noriega

“I Don’t Expect to be a Mother and I Don’t Expect to Die Alone”, Olek in Collaboration w. Michelle P Dodson.

Boxhead, Photo Cred Mercedes Noriega

Boxhead executes the first large scale mural on Rumney Guggenheim’s seasonal project wall. Her image cheerfully evokes New York’s famously congested yet siloed inhabitants.

Moral Turgeman, The Little House, Photo cred Mercedes Noriega

Moral Turgeman’s The Little House, a mirrored, full-scale cabin-like edifice, distances and interpolates the viewer by confronting her with the image of her own reflection. The installation provides the uncanny experience of recognition that characterizes the return home.

Santiago Rumney Guggenheim, Liza Watson

Santiago Rumney Guggenheim, Liza Watson

RUMNEY GUGGENHEIM
834 Driggs Avenue Brooklyn,
NY 11211
For further infos please refer to the gallery website.


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