Christian Nyampeta: Sometimes It Was Beautiful and The Hugo Boss Prize 2020: Deana Lawson, Centropy at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Christian Nyampeta: Sometimes It Was Beautiful

“From April 30 through June 21, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents the exhibition Christian Nyampeta: Sometimes It Was Beautiful. Inspired by Senegalese writer and film director Ousmane Sembène’s idea of cinema as a collective learning environment, artist, filmmaker, and writer Christian Nyampeta transforms the Guggenheim’s rotunda into a venue for collective feeling and cooperative thinking. With his 2018 film Sometimes It Was Beautiful as the centerpiece, the immersive installation comprises film, audio, videos and drawings. This project explores proposals for reimagining the earth as a whole and a shelter for all who inhabit it.” — Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Christian Nyampeta: Sometimes It Was Beautiful is organized by Xiaoyu Weng, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Associate Curator.

Installation views: Christian Nyampeta: Sometimes It Was Beautiful, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, on view April 30–June 21, 2021. Photos: David Heald © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

Christian Nyampeta: Sometimes It Was Beautiful is part of the exhibition program Re/Projections: Video, Film, and Performance for the Rotunda, March 19-September 6, 2021

The Hugo Boss Prize 2020: Deana Lawson, Centropy

“From May 7–October 11, 2021, an exhibition of new and recent works by artist Deana Lawson, winner of the Hugo Boss Prize 2020, is on view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Lawson’s presentation includes large-scale photographs and holograms. In addition, the museum is producing a film exploring Lawson’s practice that will be released in the early fall. Selected by a jury of international critics and curators, Lawson is the thirteenth artist to receive the biennial prize, which was established in 1996 to recognize significant achievement in contemporary art. Since the inception of the award, the associated solo exhibitions have offered an open platform for artists to present projects that realize their current creative thinking, and have formed an anchor of the Guggenheim’s contemporary program.” — Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The Hugo Boss Prize 2020: Deana Lawson, Centropy is organized by Katherine Brinson, Daskalopoulos Curator, Contemporary Art, and Ashley James, Associate Curator, Contemporary Art. 

Deana Lawson, Chief, 2019. Pigment print. © Deana Lawson, courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York; and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles.
Deana Lawson, Barrington and Father, 2021. Pigment print, 73 3/4 × 57 7/8 in. (187.3 × 147 cm). © Deana Lawson, courtesy the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York.
Deana Lawson, Young Grandmother, 2019 © Deana Lawson, courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York; David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles.

Images courtesy Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.