Kandinsky Gallery Exhibition in the Guggenheim Museum Will End on April, 3
July 1, 2015 – April 3, 2016
The exhibition represents selected works by Kandinsky from Guggenheim’s collection, which allow for tracing the artist's aesthetic development: the early Munich works of the beginning of the century, his return to Russia after the start of the First World War, the interwar years in Germany as a teacher at the Bauhaus, and the final Parisian chapter of his life and creative work. The exhibition has been organized by curators Tracy Bashkoff and Megan Fontanella.
Probably more than any other artist of the twentieth century, Kandinsky was associated with the history of Solomon R. Guggenheim’s museum. The artist Hilla Rebay, being the art adviser and the first director of the museum, promoted non-figurative painting avidly, and she was especially inspired by Kandinsky’s works. In 1929 Guggenheim and his wife Irene started collecting the artists’s works, and in 1930 they visited Kandinsky’s studio at the Bauhaus (Dessau, Germany) together with Hilla Rebay.
Guggenheim appreciated Kandinsky’s works of the Bauhaus period especially much, but Rebay appealed for the art patron to collect other works by the artist as well, in various techniques and of various years. Thanks to her foresight and insistence, now Guggenheim’s collection counts more than 150 works by Kandinsky. This is the third largest collection in the world.
Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avelue, New York
Kandinsky Gallery, Tower Level 3
PS: Sunday, March 27, 2 pm
In Pursuit of Spirituality
Fuchiawen Lien, Gallery Educator
Blue Mountain, 1908 - 1909
Black Lines I, 1913
Circles on Black, 1921