January 21, 2012
2 single-channel works shown as part of
The Last Word
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
New York, NY
Maurizio Cattelan is retiring from art making with his current retrospective. To mark the end of the exhibition (and the beginning of retirement), more than 30 prominent artists, philosophers, writers, comedians, filmmakers, actors, musicians, and more will come together to contemplate the end. More than just some winter morbidity, this event tackles that most difficult moment: to decide when to stop one thing and begin another or to end it altogether. Less strenuous than a long distance race and much more than a quick sprint, this event will be a meditative seven-hour jog around life's Central Park of pleasures, desires, and regrets.
The event is co-organized by Simon Critchley, Ph.D., Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy, the New School for Social Research, and Nancy Spector, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, and curator of Maurizio Cattelan: All.
Heaven's Little Helper, Edition 2/5, is part of the collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.