About Re: Contemplating the Void
To celebrate the close of the Guggenheim’s 50th Anniversary year, we invite you to create your own dream intervention of the Guggenheim Museum. Now you can take on the same challenge that 200 artists, designers, and architects took on for the exhibition Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum.
How to Submit
• Design your own intervention of the Guggenheim’s iconic rotunda.
• Your submission can be a hand sketch, a computer rendering, a watercolor, a painting, a photo collage—in other words, any 2-D format that helps communicate your ideas.
• You have the option to use your own image of the Guggenheim Museum or download an image here to help communicate your vision. (See the rules below and the Official Rules for photography guidelines and use restrictions)
• Provide a descriptive text between 50–200 words explaining your concept (optional).
• Upload your design or a photograph of your design to the Flickr group Re: Contemplating the Void - Create Your Own Guggenheim Intervention. Please note that you must register for a Flickr account and join this Flickr group if you would like to upload your submission.
• Become a member of the group and click "Add something?" to upload your submission.
• You must tag your submission “guggenheim_museum”. If you forget to tag your submission, it will not be entered in the competition.
• Don’t wait until the last hour to post your submission! If you miss the deadline, your submission won’t be eligible to win the prize.
• Please see the Official Rules for the full list of eligibility and submission requirements. All submissions will be reviewed prior their acceptance in this competition for compliance with the Rules.
• Please note that you must set your uploaded submission as "public" if you would like those that are not members of the group to be able to see it.
Timeline and Deadlines
• Competition opens: Friday, April 16, 2010, noon EST
• Competition closes: Friday, May 14, 2010, midnight EST
• Winners announced: June 1, 2010, on www.guggenheim.org
• Contemplating the Void exhibition curators, Nancy Spector, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, and David van der Leer, Assistant Curator for Architecture and Design, will select five winners from all of the approved submissions received by midnight on May 14, 2010. Qualified entries will be judged on a variety of qualities. The jury invites you to be truly creative. Please send your dream interventions designed to capture the full potential of the Guggenheim's rotunda. No need to be limited by any sense of reality.
• The winning designs will be announced on June 1, 2010 on the homepage of www.guggenheim.org. The Flickr group will remain open for submissions after the competition has closed, but these submissions will not be eligible for any prize.
• Winning designs announced on the homepage of www.guggenheim.org
• Each winner will receive a Guggenheim Store Gift Package ($191 value), including:
- Interior-printed skylight tote
- Fisheye camera
- The Guggenheim: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Making of the Modern Museum
- Two admission tickets to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Any taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners. Please see the Official Rules for complete details.
About the Guggenheim Rotunda
Since its opening in 1959, the Guggenheim Museum has served as an inspiration for invention, challenging artists and architects to react to its eccentric, organic design. The central void of the spiraling Rotunda has elicited many unique and innovative responses over the years, which have been manifested in both site-specific solo shows and memorable exhibition designs.
More information on Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum Rotunda
• Exhibition Information
• Online Exhibition
• Installation Images on Flickr
Read about other artists that have intervened in the Guggenheim Museum
• Matthew Barney
• Jenny Holzer
• Cai Guo-Qiang
If you use your own photographs of the Guggenheim Museum in your submission, please note that only exterior building images or interior images taken from the rotunda floor are eligible for this competition. Photographs taken from any location inside the Guggenheim Museum other than the rotunda floor and photographs that display any artworks on view inside the Guggenheim Museum are not eligible for this competition and will not be posted in the Flickr group. In addition, you must have the consent of any persons whose faces are visible in your photographs. Please see the Official Rules for complete details.
Limited Use of Guggenheim-Provided Images
The Guggenheim Museum has made available certain images of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum building (the “Guggenheim Images”) solely for the noncommercial purpose of creating a Submission for this Competition and only in accordance with the Official Rules. By downloading the Guggenheim Images, you agree not to reproduce, distribute and/or otherwise use the Guggenheim Images for any other purpose, including, without limitation, any commercial or revenue-generating use. Please see the Official Rules for complete details.
The Official Rules for this competition, which detail, among other things, eligibility requirements, submission requirements, rights granted to the Guggenheim Museum with respect to your submissions, and the additional paperwork you may be required to submit in the event you are selected as a competition winner, are available at www.flickr.com/groups/recontemplating/rules/. You must accept and agree to the Official Rules before you may join the Flickr group, Re: Contemplating the Void - Create Your Own Guggenheim Intervention, and enter this competition, so we urge you to read them carefully. We may need to change the Official Rules from time to time and reserve the right to do so. Please check back at www.flickr.com/groups/recontemplating/rules/ to see the latest.
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This is a public group.
- View the group rules.
- Accepted media types:
- Accepted content types:
- Photos / Videos
- Screenshots / Screencasts
- Illustration/Art / Animation/CGI
- Accepted safety levels: