In 2008, Philippe Parreno created a new installation for the Fifth Avenue entrance of the Guggenheim Museum as part of the exhibition ʺtheanyspacewhatever.ʺ Part of the artist's series of marquees, which he began producing in 2006, the work consisted of an illuminated canopy or light sculpture meant to engage with its immediate architectural surroundings. Rendered in white Plexiglas and neon, this ghostly signboard ʺannouncedʺ the Guggenheim's show without making any pronouncements about its content or structure, instead embodying the open-ended nature of the exhibition.
Since opening in 1959, our Frank Lloyd Wright-designed museum has served as inspiration for invention, challenging artists and architects to react to its eccentric, organic design. Follow #Guggenheim60 to discover more artist interventions during our 60th anniversary year!
Photo: David Heald