Slideshow: Maurizio Cattelan’s All at The Guggenheim

by Christopher Schreck on November 3, 2011 · 10 comments BLNK


Who wants to see a bunch of art work hanging in The Guggenheim’s Rotunda? Good news for those who do: virtually everything artist Maurizio Cattelan has produced since 1989 is now suspended in air for all to see.

Maurizio Cattelan: All, the first retrospective of the artist’s work, marks Cattelan’s sort-of retirement from the art world. In the exhibition catalogue, curator Nancy Spector paints Cattelan as a “tragic poet of our times.” (Cue lil’ Hitler!) Setting that stuff aside, though, it seems that in presenting his life’s work this way, Cattelan plays to his reputation as art world prankster. The question, of course, is how seriously we’re supposed to take the joke.

Our images from this morning’s press preview below. The show opens Friday and runs through January 22nd.

  • http://twitter.com/ataleofa fewcities

    Not feeling it.

    • http://www.digitalmediatree.com/sallymckay/ Lorna Mills

      I definitely am.

  • http://jessepatrickmartin.blogspot.com/ Jesse P. Martin

    He’s an Italian marionettist, like Gepetto, who went Cai Guo-Qiang up in that bitch.

    • http://jessepatrickmartin.blogspot.com/ Jesse P. Martin

      Though it would’ve been perfect if there was also a slide installed that would end with you having to stare at Marina Abramović at the bottom.

      • http://jessepatrickmartin.blogspot.com/ Jesse P. Martin

        Plus nice that you can see a show at the Guggenheim for free…

  • http://www.patrickcollier.com Patrick Collier

    I’m with Lorna. Makes perfect sense as a retrospective and works with the building. Wish to hell I could experience it first hand.

  • http://twitter.com/cmonstah Carolina A. Miranda

    Is this as retarded as I think it is?

    • http://www.digitalmediatree.com/sallymckay/ Lorna Mills

      You say that like it’s a bad thing.

      • http://jessepatrickmartin.blogspot.com/ Jesse P. Martin

        Right? What’s wrong with hanging puppets from strings in a clusterfuck? Das puppenspiel up in the Guggenheim. http://bit.ly/sSkdtB

  • Kulaniu

    Is it just me or does it seem bad for the animals….

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