True story: in 1985, as a teenager in Mexico City, I bought a book entitled “Sobre el futuro del arte”, where I saw for the first time images of performance and conceptual art. Many years later, after arriving in New York to work at the Guggenheim Museum organizing its public programs, I ran again into the original, English version of the book, “On the Future of Art” in the museum’s library. As I warmly remembered that initial book that initiated me as an artist, I opened its pages to chillingly discover that the book was the result of a series of lectures organized in 1969 at the Guggenheim by the person whose job I then held. The book that got me started in a career of process art landed me in the place where that book had originated.
This event includes the spectral apparitions of Arnold J. Toynbee, B.F. Skinner, Louis I. Kahn, Herbert Marcuse, and the echoes of Annette Michelson, J.W. Burnham and James Seawright; with Candace Thompson, Melissa Chambers, Brian Linden, Richard Saudek, Stuart Green, Equiano Mosieri, And Corey Tasmania, and with the assistant direction of Sarah Hughes.
As part of the Guggenheim Museum’s exhibition Under the Same Sun, curated by Pablo Leon de la Barra.