Tonight the Guggenheim kicks off Divine Ricochet, a three-part series of live music accompanying John Chamberlain’s Choices exhibit on view at the museum through May 13th, 2012. Known for his sculptures crafted from automobile parts and often referred to as the 3-D Abstract Expressionist, the series is inspired by elements typical of Chamberlain’s work—poetic fusion, chaotic riffing, explosive color and sublime assemblage—and embodied by the contemporary, boundary pushing musicians selected to perform.
Divine Ricochet commences with Brooklyn-based Juliana Barwick and Grouper’s site specific performance Violet Replacement, comprising long-form ambient pieces; followed by the experimental dark wave synth pop of Cold Cave on Friday, April 27; and ending with the haunting voice of electro-goth songstress Zola Jesus joined by composer JG Thirlwell and the Mivos Quartet on Thursday, May 10.
Doors open at 8:30 pm for all shows and guests are invited to view the exhibition before the performances, which start at 10 pm in the museum’s famed Frank Lloyd Wright–designed rotunda.
Tickets are priced at $22 for members and $27 for nonmembers. Get yours here!