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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

United States

The ACC provided support for participants traveling from Asia to attend the third meeting of the Asian Art Council (AAC) at the Guggenheim Museum in New York in September 2011.In 2006, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum became the first modern art museum in the West to establish a curatorial program dedicated to Asian art. Led by 1989 ACC grantee Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art, in close collaboration with Sandhini Poddar, Assistant Curator of Asian Art, the Guggenheim's Asian Art Program develops exhibitions, acquisition strategies, and education programs for the Guggenheim's international network of museums.In 2007 Ms. Munroe and her colleagues established the AAC to help develop the theoretical framework and intellectual foundation of the Asian Art Program. The AAC's international community of 20 curators, museum directors, cultural critics, artists, and academics serve as a think tank articulating key issues for research and debate. The 2011 AAC meeting coincided with the Guggenheim’s exhibition, Lee Ufan:  Marking Infinity (June 24- September 28),the first major presentation of Mr. Lee’s work in an American museum. The juxtaposition of this exhibition with the gathering of the AAC provided an apt environment for participants to reflect on the meeting’s objectives and critique the intellectual and strategic development of the Guggenheim’s Asian art exhibition, collection, and educational initiatives within the context of an international museum of modern and contemporary art.

Grants Awarded

2011 | Museum Studies | Asia General

to support participants traveling from Asia to attend the third meeting of the Asian Art Council (AAC) at the Guggenheim Museum in New York from September 19 through 22, 2011

2009 | Art History | Asia General

to support participants from Asia in the second annual meeting of the Guggenheim's Asian Art Council in Bilbao, Spain in 2009

2007 | Museum Studies | Asia General

to support the participation of leading contemporary art specialists from Asia in the inaugural meeting of the Guggenheim's Asian Art Council

Events

Exhibition / United States

But a Storm Is Blowing From Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa

April 29, 2016 - October 22, 2016

But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa illuminates contemporary artistic practices in the Middle East and North Africa and the region’s diaspora. Presenting a selection of newly acquired works for the Guggenheim’s permanent collection, this exhibition will feature installations, photographs, sculptures, videos, and works on paper from a broad selection of artists. The exhibition is curated by Sara Raza, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Middle East and North Africa.

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Grantees: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Amara Antilla

Exhibition / United States

But a Storm Is Blowing From Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa

April 29, 2016 - October 22, 2016

But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa illuminates contemporary artistic practices in the Middle East and North Africa and the region’s diaspora. Presenting a selection of newly acquired works for the Guggenheim’s permanent collection, this exhibition will feature installations, photographs, sculptures, videos, and works on paper from a broad selection of artists. The exhibition is curated by Sara Raza, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Middle East and North Africa.

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Grantees: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Amara Antilla