Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative
Alfredo Jaar Conversation in Venice
As part of My Art Guides’ opening week programs at the 2015 Venice Biennale, Alfredo Jaar joins Fabrizio Marrella, Dean of the Human Rights Village, for a conversation on art and human rights. The event occurs on the occasion of the first PRISMA Human Rights Photo Contest.
Erika Verzutti at SculptureCenter
In her first solo exhibition in New York City, Under the Same Sun artist Erika Verzutti debuts a new series of sculptures and photographs. Centered on a twelve-foot abstract swan sculpture, Swan with Stage explores the relationships between forms and bodies. The exhibition is on view through August 3, with a performance conceived by Verzutti on May 16. In this video, Verzutti talks about her sculptures in Under the Same Sun.
MAP at the Biennale
From May 9 to Nov 22, 2015, see work by MAP artists at the Venice Biennale. Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Tania Bruguera, and the Propeller Group participate in the 56th International Art Exhibition, while Raimond Chaves and Gilda Mantilla represent their country in the Peruvian pavilion. Shilpa Gupta presents work in the combined pavilion of India and Pakistan and joins Bani Abidi and Amar Kanwar in Iran’s pavilion. The Belgian pavilion’s exhibition, which focuses on the work of Vincent Meessen, also includes a number of other artists, among them Tamar Guimarães.
New Carlos Amorales Sculpture at Harvard
Harvard Art Museum is now home to a newly commissioned sculpture by Under the Same Sun artist Carlos Amorales. Titled Triangle Constellation, the 550-pound mobile sculpture consists of 16 chrome-plated triangles connected by steel bars. Check out the museum’s magazine Index for a peek at the installation process. In this video, Amorales talks about the ideas behind his installation We’ll See How Everything Reverberates (Ya veremos como todo reverbera).
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: Jonathas de Andrade’s Political Practice, MAP Artists at the Biennale, and Sara Raza’s Curatorial ApproachIn our latest monthly update from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, we share videos about MAP artist Jonathas de Andrade and curator Sara Raza, and we take a look at MAP artists participating in this year’s Venice Biennale. MORE
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.