Guggenheim Project by Pedro Reyes Explores Stillness and Quiet within New York City


NEW YORK, NY.- While the vitality and stimulation of the urban environment can be pleasant, those living in or visiting densely populated areas, such as New York, can have wildly different experiences. The ever-present cacophony of traffic, construction, and commerce; the struggle for mental and physical space; and the anxious need for constant communication in person or via technology are relentless assaults on the senses. One wonders how locals and visitors can escape, find respite, and make peace with their space in this “city that never sleeps.” The Guggenheim Museum responds with stillspotting nyc, a two-year multidisciplinary project that takes the museum’s architecture and urban studies programming out into the streets of the city’s boroughs. Every three to five months, stillspots are identified, created, or transformed by architects, artists, designers, composers, and philoso-