Deutsche Guggenheim Opens Once Upon a Time Fantastic Narratives in Contemporary Video

Once Upon a Time focuses on how fantastic stories and modern fairytales are represented in video art today. On view July 8 until October 9, 2011.

Cao Fei, Whose Utopia, 2006. Beschreibung Color video, with sound, 22 min. Edition 12/12. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Purchased with funds contributed by the International Director’s Council and Executive Committee Members © 2011 Cao Fei, Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou.

Based on important video artworks from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum collection, the exhibition Once Upon a Time, organized by Joan Young, Guggenheim Associate Curator, Contemporary Art, and Manager, Curatorial Affairs, investigates how contemporary artists adapt motives and narrative techniques from myths, fables, and fairy tales to mirror current social phenomena and events in recent history.

Once Upon a Time features a selection of video installations and single-channel works by Francis Alÿs, Cao Fei, Pierre Huyghe, Aleksandra Mir, Mika Rottenberg, and Janaina Tschäpe that explore this practice in contemporary art.

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