Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative


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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 (February 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 (October 30, 2013–February 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 conditions. The second of three regional exhibitions, Under the Same Sun debuted at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (June 13–October 1, 2014) and will travel to Museo Jumex in Mexico City (November 19, 2015–February 7, 2016).

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Blogs

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

On the MAP: Marianna Castillo Deball Challenges Art History, Around the World with Poklong Anading, and Tania Bruguera Returns to the US

Caitlin Dover

Mariana Castillo Deball working on Uncomfortable Objects, 2012. Photo: Katalin Deér, courtesy Mariana Castillo DeballIn our latest monthly update from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, we share a video about the complex practice of artist Marianna Castillo Deball, as well as news about artists Poklong Anading and Tania Bruguera. MORE

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

On the MAP: Erika Verzutti’s Sculpture, News about Tania Bruguera, and an Explosive Exhibition by the Propeller Group

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 Brazilian artist Erika Verzutti and news about artists Tania Bruguera, Damián Ortega, The Propeller Group, and Iván Navarro. MORE

Latin America, Perspectives

A Brief Introduction to Gilberto Freyre’s Tropicology Seminars

Cristiana Tejo

A Brief Introduction to Gilberto Freyre’s Tropicology SeminarsCristiana Tejo explores sociologist Gilberto Freyre’s pivotal tropicology seminars, first held in 1966 and still taking place even after his death in 1987, in which the author rehabilitated such problematic terms as tropicalization and Brazilianization. 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.