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.

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  • In Bangladesh, a Vibrant Contemporary Scene

    The New York Times visits Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital city, where an arts community is thriving and growing. Among the city’s many new galleries and organizations is the Britto Arts Trust, cofounded by Tayeba Begum Lipi.

  • Q&A: Tayeba Begum Lipi

    “Many of my experiences are common to many women in Bangladesh, so when I make work about myself, it is also I hope universal,” says No Country artist Lipi in this illuminating Q&A with the Financial Times.

  • Khadim Ali Evokes Persecution in Pakistan

    In a new exhibition at Sydney’s Art Gallery of New South Wales, works by No Country artist Ali blend Persian mythology with the history of the persecution of the Hazara minority in Pakistan.


  • New Video: Morning Glory as Food and Artwork

    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.

  • Roundtable—“MAP: Regarding South and Southeast Asia”

    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.

  • “MAP: Regarding South and Southeast Asia” Video

    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.

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Education Programming

MAP: Regarding South and Southeast Asia

South/South East Asia, Perspectives

Artist Initiatives through the Interstice

Kingsley Ng

Artist Initiatives through the IntersticeKingsley Ng looks at artists’ initiatives in the Philippines, focusing on Casa San Miguel in Zambales, which was initiated in 1993 when the village was still recovering from the devastating 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo. MORE

Latin America, Dispatches

Dispatch: Colombia

Pablo León de la Barra

Dispatch: ColombiaThe fifth report from Pablo Léon de la Barra's exhibition-research trips across Latin America documents visits made by the Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, to sites of cultural interest in Colombia, where sweeping changes over the past decade have encouraged artist-led activity, helping to compensate for the moribund state of its established arts institutions. MORE
Latin America, South/South East Asia, On the MAP

On the MAP: Appraising Nationhood, Considering Community, and Making the News

Caitlin Dover

On the MAP: Appraising Nationhood, Considering Community, and Making the NewsIn our latest monthly update from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, we offer a look at the final incarnation of the project's traveling exhibition and share details on the forthcoming MAP-inspired edition of Guggenheim Forum. MORE


Date Program Type / Description Venue Tickets
05/10/14 - 07/20/14


No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia

Centre for Contemporary Art