Opening one year after the Guggenheim closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, In-Between Days highlights videos that explore themes of isolation, confrontation, and occupation—states of being that have come to set the terms of daily life for so many. Several works portray solitary or paired figures engaged in moments of struggle, perseverance, or introspection. Some consider ways that historical systems of power are embedded in architecture and the land. Still others depict realms of fantasy, offering moments of respite through dreamlike or abstract images. The selection of videos reflects the global diversity of the Guggenheim’s collecting practices over the past decade. All works are shown here for the first time in the museum’s galleries.
The In-Between Days program is presented in two parts, with five videos appearing from March 19 to April 3 and five from April 4 to 19. A half-hour intermission takes place every day in the early afternoon. Featured artists from March 19 to April 3 are Meriem Bennani, Sky Hopinka, Jesper Just, Liz Magic Laser and Simone Leigh in collaboration with Alicia Hall Moran, and Lawrence Lek. Featured artists from April 4 to 19 are Ali Cherri, Shezad Dawood, Steffani Jemison, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, and Lucy Raven. More information on each of the artworks is available here.