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It Takes Two at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

April 23, 2016

It Takes Two at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

On the occasion of Peter Fischli David Weiss: How to Work Better, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will present It Takes Two. The symposium will address questions such as: why do creative minds gravitate toward one another? what is the unique result of creating in pairs? why is the trope of the comic/tragic duo so prevalent in film and literature? The durational, multidisciplinary program will include a wide range of speakers and performers to address these questions. It Takes Two is organized by exhibition curators Nancy Spector and Nat Trotman, with Ben Vershbow, Director, NYPL Labs.

Artist Matthew Barney and composer Jonathan Bepler
Professor Beatriz Colomina, Princeton University
Lise Anne Couture and Hani Rashid, Asymptote Architecture
Professor and philosopher Simon Critchley, The New School
Performance duo Dancenoise
Filmmakers and Producers Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi, the Netflix Original Series “Making a Murderer”
Architects Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio
Artist duo Elmgreen and Dragset
Art and performance duo Fischerspooner
Artist duo Gerard & Kelly
Renate Goldmann, Director of the Leopold-Hoesch-Museum & Papiermuseum Duren
Choreographer David Gordon and dancer Valda Setterfield
Artists and fashion photographers Inez and Vinoodh
Academy award-winning songwriters Kristen and Bobby Lopez
Artist Nate Lowman
Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec, creators of the Dear Data project
Experimental electronic band Matmos
Curator Linda Murray, New York Public Library
Associate Professor Bibiana Obler, George Washington University
Curator Christopher Phillips, International Center of Photography
Curator Doug Reside, New York Public Library
Multimedia performance and music duo Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble
Artist duo Doug and Mike Starn
Joshua Wolf Shenk, author of Powers of Two
Architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's website.

Saturday, April 23, 2016
9 PM - 4 AM
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Avenue, New York
$30, $20 members, $15 students. Tickets include overnight access to the exhibition Peter Fischli David Weiss: How to Work Better and a cash bar.

Image: Peter Fischli David Weiss, Untitled (Rat and Bear, Sleeping) 2008/2009. Each: Cotton, wire, polyester, and electrical mechanism. Overall: 13 x 100 x 48 inches; 33 x 254 x 122 cm.