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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Latin America, Perspectives

Commonplace Narratives

Santiago Garcia Navarro

Commonplace NarrativesSantiago Garcia Navarro examines some of the ways in which Brazil’s image of itself has been reflected in a matrix of cultural and popular phenomena that includes the writings of Oswald de Andrade and Paolo Virno, local demonstrations against the 2014 World Cup, and the ongoing activity of tag-writing MORE

Latin America

Politics and Play: Conlon and Harker Discuss their Practice

Caitlin Dover

Politics and Play: Conlon and Harker Discuss their PracticeMAP artists Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker create playful videos with an incisive message. MORE

Latin America, Dispatches

Dispatch: Panama

Pablo León de la Barra

Dispatch: PanamaPablo Léon de la Barra's seventh report from his research travel across Latin America documents visits made by the Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, to key sites in Panama. Here at the continental crossroads, young artists, curators, and gallerists work against a backdrop of colonial-era houses, high-rise towers, and the century-old Panama Canal. 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.