Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative
Spotlight on Panama
Say "Hola!" to Panama City with Pablo León de la Barra's latest Dispatch, learn more about influential photographer Sandra Eleta, and watch a new video created for MAP by artists Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker, whose work Drinking Song (2011) was recently seen at the Guggenheim Museum as part of Under the Same Sun.
Accolades for Mexican Artists
Mexico City-based artists Mario García Torres and Gabriel Orozco—who were both featured in Under the Same Sun—have recently been honored. The Americas Society has selected Orozco as winner of their inaugural Cultural Achievement Award, while Garcia Torres has been chosen as one of five artists commissioned to create new installations at the Pérez Art Museum Miami.
In the News
Identity "can appear in many objects and images," says MAP artist Arin Dwihartanto Sunyaro. In an interview with the New York Times, Sunyaro discusses his use of volcanic ash from the 2010 eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Merapi to create a series of paintings, one of which is now in the Guggenheim's collection.
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.
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.