Making a new work by Danh Vo at the Guggenheim

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This video shows the creation of Danh Vo’s work “Fabulous Muscles Take My Breath Away” (2018), engraved on the Guggenheim’s street-level window by Danh’s father, Phung Vo. Presented as part of “Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away,” the work is one of a number of new projects created on the occasion of the exhibition. The text, “Fabulous Muscles Take My Breath Away,” refers both to the 1980s hit from “Top Gun” and to “Fabulous Muscles,” a 2004 song with a haunting melody and devastating lyrics by the band Xiu Xiu, Vo’s friends and frequent collaborators.

“Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away” is on view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, from February 9 to May 9, 2018.

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