‘Going Dark: The Contemporary Figure at the Edge of Visibility’ to Open at The Guggenheim Museum in October

 

 

 

Doris Salcedo, Disremembered X, 2020/2021. Sewing needles and silk thread,, four pieces, dimensions variable. Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland. © Doris Salcedo. Photo: Ron Amstutz, Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland.

The Guggenheim Museum presents Going Dark: The Contemporary Figure at the Edge of Visibility, a major exhibition predicated on a duality: works of art that present the figure, yet obscure it in some way, thus existing at the “edge of visibility.” The exhibition asserts that these experimentations in figuration across media—painting, photography, drawing, prints, sculpture, video, and installation—articulate pressing questions around what it means to be seen, not seen, or erased in society. On view from October 20, 2023, through April 7, 2024, the exhibition features 28 artists and fills all six ramps of the museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright–designed rotunda.

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