Following Maurizio Cattelan’s announcement that he will be retiring as an artist, the Guggenheim will host a seven-hour finale to close his exhibition, Maurizio Cattelan: All. The event, titled The Last Word, will premier Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. and will explore the subject of voluntary endings.
Approximately 30 representatives from various fields—from philosophy and literature to dance and fashion—will take part in the multidisciplinary program. Notables such as Proenza Schouler and Courtney Love will be in attendance. During 10 to 15 minute presentations, the representatives will cover topics such as the economics of retirement, famous death acts in the theater and the literary and documentary traces of suicide.
The Last Word is co-organized by Simon Critchley, Hans Jonas Professor, the New School for Social Research and Nancy Spector, and will take place in the Guggenheim’s Peter B. Lewis Theater. A cash bar will be available beginning at 8 p.m. and the exhibition will be on display until 1 a.m.