Animal Collective and Danny Perez Team Up for Guggenheim’s 50th Anniversary


Want to be at the front of the line for one of the Guggenheim‘s fastest selling events ever? Well, you’re lucky you have us. The museum has just announced a special exhibit/concert on March 4th to celebrate their 50th anniversary (one of many, we’d expect), and will feature a new performance-based piece by the band Animal Collective and artist Danny Perez. Here are the details:

In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, the Guggenheim Museum presents Animal Collective in collaboration with experimental visual artist Danny Perez for a site-specific performance on Thursday, March 4, 2010. In conjunction with Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum and in the context of Tino Sehgal, for which the entire Guggenheim rotunda is cleared of art objects for the first time in the museum’s history, Animal Collective and Danny Perez will premiere an original work, Transverse Temporal Gyrus, transforming the museum into a kinetic, psychedelic environment. The work will feature original recorded music along with video projections, costumes, and props, rendering the band members and performers into intense, visual abstractions. The performance will run continuously from 9 pm to midnight and guests are invited to wander the museum rotunda and ramps to fully immerse themselves in the experience.

Tickets go on sale for Guggenheim members today at 10am. Non-members will have to wait until Friday, also at 10am, assuming those greedy members haven’t snatched them all up.