Screen Test for Rineke Dijkstra - Take 1


by Legacy Russell

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Avenue (at 89th Street)
New York, NY 10128

ATTN: Ms. Nancy Spector, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Dear Ms. Spector:

Please find here my recent review of “Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective,” currently on view at your venerable institution.

I truly enjoyed it.



Music: “Genesis” by Grimes

Details on the exhibition here.

About the Artist:

Legacy Russell is a writer, artist, curator, and creative producer. She has worked at and produced programs for The Bruce High Quality Foundation, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2010, she was granted a Creative Time Curatorial Fellowship; in 2011, her project OPEN CEREMONY/American Idolatry was presented as part of iCI’s Curatorial Intensive. Legacy is the Co-Founder of and a founding member of the curatorial production team, Limited Time Only. In September of 2011 she was appointed as Art Editor of BOMB Magazine’s BOMBlog. Her work can be found in printed and online publications alike—Refinery29, the Village Voice, The New York Times, the Santa Fe Literary Review, Guernica, Killing the Buddha, BOMB, and more. She is a candidate for an MRes of Visual Culture at Goldsmith’s University; her creative and academic work explores mourning, remembrance, iconography, and idolatry within the public realm.