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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Initially presented at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (Feb 22–May 22, 2013), MAP’s inaugural exhibition No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia traveled to two international venues: the Asia Society Hong Kong Center (Oct 30, 2013–Feb 16, 2014) and the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (May 10–July 20, 2014). Curated by June Yap, the exhibition and its accompanying programs explored universal themes of national identity, power, and faith.

Organized by Pablo León de la Barra, Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today examines Latin America’s past, present and future through creative responses to the region’s complex political, economic, and social issues. The second of three MAP exhibitions, Under the Same Sun debuted at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (June 13–Oct 1, 2014) and will travel to the Museo Jumex in Mexico City in fall 2015.


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Latin America, Middle East/North Africa, On the MAP

On the MAP: Carlos Motta’s America, Pablo León de la Barra’s Projects, and a Festival Curated by Sara Raza

Caitlin Dover

Video still: Nisma Zaman/Matt Stanton ProductionsIn our latest monthly update from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, we share a video interview with artist Carlos Motta; we explore Pablo León de la Barra’s recent projects; and we take a look at the Baku Public Art Festival, organized this year by Sara Raza. MORE

Latin America, Perspectives

The Polyphonic Museum of Salvador Allende, Museo de Solidaridad

Isabel García Pérez de Arce

The Polyphonic Museum of Salvador Allende, Museo de SolidaridadIsabel García Pérez de Arce relates the founding and brief life of the Museo de Solidaridad in Santiago, Chile, in the early 1970s, “a singular attempt to reconcile the conflicting couple of art and politics.” MORE

Latin America, Perspectives

Raúl Recio: Invisible Landscape

Rita Indiana

Raúl Recio: Invisible LandscapeWriter, composer, and artist Rita Indiana explores the work of Dominican artist Raúl Recio, who discusses his journey to the island of La Hispaniola, where he built a rural house and made paintings that challenge notions of the figurative and the abstract, science and art. 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.