Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative
Alfredo Jaar Speaks at the Guggenheim
On April 28, MAP artist Alfredo Jaar joins critic Tom McDonough for a conversation on how art practice is contextualized by politics, war, and world events. This talk is part of the program series Duologues On Kawara, held in conjunction with the exhibition On Kawara—Silence, on view at the Guggenheim Museum through May 3, 2015.
Artists Speak Out for Tania Bruguera
On April 13, “dozens of artists, museum staffers, immigrants rights activists,” and others gathered in Times Square to show their support for Tania Bruguera, reports artnet News. Bruguera is currently being detained in Cuba for attempting to restage her performance Tatlin’s Whisper #6 (Havana Version). Among the speakers were MAP artist Paul Ramírez Jonas and contributor Pablo Helguera, as well as Guggenheim assistant curator Carmen Hermo.
Introducing MAP Curator Sara Raza
“I want to be able to bring as many artistic voices to this project as possible,” says Middle East and North Africa curator Sara Raza, “to show the kind of depth and breadth of artistic practices currently occurring in the region.” In this video, learn more about Raza’s past projects and her goals for MAP.
Regina José Galindo: La víctima y el victimario
In a video she made for MAP, Regina José Galindo discusses her public performances, including Tierra (2013) and Blind Spot (2010), and characterizes her work as a way to build a “human bridge” between people and places, enabling a more empathetic understanding of power, life, and death. For English subtitles, click the CC button.
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.
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.
On the MAP: Thoughts from MAP Curator Sara Raza, Paul Ramírez Jonas on His Public Art, and a Curatorial Tour of EcuadorIn our latest monthly update from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, we share a compelling interview with curator Sara Raza; an insightful video about artist Paul Ramírez Jonas; and a variety of new posts about the cultural scene in Ecuador. MORE
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.