Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative
Watch: Sara Raza on MAP
“What’s most attractive is its global outreach,” says Sara Raza about MAP in this new video. As a future MAP curator, Raza will acquire works by contemporary artists of Middle Eastern and North African origin for the museum’s permanent collection, and collaborate with the museum’s education team to create public programs connected to an exhibition of these works.
Sara Raza Selected as Third MAP Curator
London-based curator, critic, and editor Sara Raza has been selected as the future Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Middle East and North Africa. Raza will join June Yap (South and Southeast Asia) and Pablo León de la Barra (Latin America) in realizing this multiyear program, which supports contemporary art, artists, education, and professional exchange in three of the world’s most diverse and dynamic regions.
No Country Wins Prudential Eye Award
Inaugural MAP exhibition No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia recently won Best Exhibition of Asian Contemporary Art in the 2015 Prudential Eye Awards. Curator June Yap accepted the award at a ceremony in Singapore.
Spotlight on Bolivia
In this new video, Under the Same Sun artist Claudia Joskowicz examines Bolivia’s iconic public spaces through a historical lens. On our blog, writer Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz describes an encounter with artist Maria Galindo, “a superstar in the fight against sexism and patriarchy in Bolivia.” Hinderer Cruz also participated in a symposium session at the Guggenheim deconstructing the idea of “Latin American” art.
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.