Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative


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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Middle East/North Africa, Perspectives

Art and the Arab Citizen: Raising Public Consciousness through the Arts

Salwa Mikdadi

Art and the Arab Citizen: Raising Public Consciousness through the ArtsSalwa Mikdadi’s historically informed account of contemporary art in the Arab world reveals how the past decade has seen new forms of creative practice emerge, contributing to the political and social empowerment of local communities. MORE

Latin America, Perspectives

A Letter from Bolivia

Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz

A Letter from BoliviaIn a letter addressed to MAP curator Pablo León de la Barra, Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz recalls something that happened while he was in the company of Bolivian artist María Galindo, an incident that prompted him to reconsider the idea of visibility in relation to the country’s contemporary art scene. MORE

Latin America, Perspectives

The Dematerializer: Media, Ways of Life, and Politics in the Work of Roberto Jacoby

Syd Krochmalny

Roberto Jacoby and Syd Krochmalny, Chastity, Fruit, 2006–07Artist and writer Syd Krochmalny provides a detailed account of the complex experimental oeuvre of iconoclastic Buenos Aires-born conceptual artist Roberto Jacoby, a body of work in which “life and art function as a continuum.” MORE


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The Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative is supported by a variety of far-reaching educational and contextual activities, including lectures, panels, performances, films, gallery tours, multimedia mobile tours, and artist-led workshops. These programs and accompanying resource materials will evolve from a dynamic process of exchange among the Guggenheim’s curatorial and education staff, the project curators, the artists, and colleagues from participating institutions. Check this section, Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail for further details and news.