Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative
Latin American Exhibition Opens June 13
From June 13 through October 1, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will present Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, the second of three Guggenheim UBS MAP exhibitions. Curated by Pablo León de la Barra, Under the Same Sun investigates creative responses by 37 artists and collectives from 16 countries to historical, political, and social factors in Latin America.
Sopheap Pich’s sculpture Morning Glory will be on view as part of No Country for the first time at Singapore’s Centre for Contemporary Arts, a national research center of the Nanyang Technological University. In this video, he explains how the work references the Khmer Rouge’s regime in Cambodia.
June Yap’s Curatorial Essay
In her essay “No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia,” available here as a free downloadable e-book and interactive PDF, June Yap contextualizes her exhibition and discusses some of the featured artists. The illustrated text includes links to further information in the Collection Online.
MAP Family and Teacher Resources
Family guides from the No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia exhibitions in New York and Hong Kong invite children and adults to explore the exhibition and its works. For educators, a Resource Guide provides curriculum suggestions focused on the strategies artists are using to address the issues of our time.
“No Country: Regarding South and Southeast Asia,” Day One
During the first day of the symposium, artist Wong Hoy Cheong screened Doghole at the Guggenheim Museum. This was followed by a video talk by Wong about the role of Malaysian history in his work. Afterward, in a live Q&A, Wong spoke with the audience from his home in Malaysia, via Skype. Watch videos, and listen to audio from the event.
In these podcasts recorded over two days in Bangkok, fifteen experts discussed a broad range of topics including politics, religion, and censorship, changing definitions of the avant-garde, and South and Southeast Asia’s contemporary art market.
Artist Khadim Ali’s New York Residency Program
During the No Country exhibition’s run in New York, Khadim Ali led workshops inspired by his work and journey as an artist. View photos from the programs, during which, Ali combined storytelling and art making. Experience a multimedia series from Ali’s Mind’s Eye workshop for the blind and people who have low vision.
Video Works and Related Films
Videos by five artists and collectives were shown as part of the No Country exhibition in New York, complemented by weekly film programs. Read more about the works and films. View photos from a special program featuring filmmaker Barmak Akram, independent curator Leeza Ahmady, and artist Mariam Ghani.
During a public program held at the Jim Thompson Art Center in Bangkok, Guggenheim UBS MAP curator, South and Southeast Asia, June Yap led an absorbing debate around issues raised in her exhibition No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia.
About the Project
The Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative fosters cross-cultural interaction between artists, curators, and audiences via educational programs, online activities, and collection building. It focuses on three regions—South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa.
|Date||Program Type / Description||Venue||Tickets|
|05/10/14 - 07/20/14||
ExhibitionsNo Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia
Centre for Contemporary Art