As part of the Guggenheim's ongoing Intervals series, designed to reflect the spirit of today's most innovative practices, New York-based artist Nicola López will create the site-specific work Landscape X, a sculptural collage environment in the museum's Frank Lloyd Wright–designed rotunda.
In Landscape X, the exterior floods the interior, the grid invades the spiral, and order is distorted. Using various printing, painting, and collage methods, the vocabulary of forms will periodically appear on available surfaces along the scrim, floor, wall, and ceiling. The work heightens the viewer's awareness of the existing architecture and the sense of immanent activity on the other side of scrim.
Landscape X: Under Construction, 2011
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Avenue (at 89th Street)
Courtesy of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Photography David Heald