Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative
Final Days - Latin American Exhibition Closes Oct 1
It’s your last chance to see Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, on view at the Guggenheim Museum through October 1. Eager to learn more? Curator Pablo León de la Barra recently participated in Ask A Curator Day, taking to Twitter to answer questions from the public.
Now Available: Under the Same Sun Teacher’s Guide
Featuring a captivating introduction by Under the Same Sun artist Luis Camnitzer, our Teacher's Guide invites students to create, discuss, and think about art beyond disciplinary boundaries. Created by Camnitzer and educators María del Carmen González and Sofía Quiró in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum’s Education Department, the guide is available for purchase in English and Spanish at the Guggenheim Store.
Download free PDF: English | Spanish
Catch Up On MAP Symposia
Check out our archive of audio, video, and transcripts from our Continuous Horizons symposium, when experts joined us in Hong Kong to examine art practice in South and Southeast Asia. Then head to Storify for a recap of our recent symposium at the Guggenheim Museum, where Under the Same Sun artists and others discussed the Americas in relation to contemporary art.
No Country Continues Online
Following successful No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia exhibitions in New York, Hong Kong, and Singapore, you can continue to follow No Country artists including Sheela Gowda, The Propeller Group, and Navin Rawanchaikul on their artist pages, which feature slideshows, Q&As, videos, and more. And be sure to check out the blogs, MAP Navigator, and calendar to stay abreast of MAP happenings.
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.
Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative
Written by Ben Ake
The Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative will identify and support a network of curators and artists from South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa in a comprehensive five-year program involving curatorial residencies, acquisitions for the Guggenheim’s collection, international touring exhibitions, and far-reaching educational activities.
The Guggenheim will select and invite one curator from each of the regions to participate in overlapping two-year residencies in New York, during which the chosen curator will work in concert with Guggenheim staff to identify and select new artworks that reflect a range of the region’s most salient cultural practices and intellectual discourses.
Works selected for the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative will be presented in traveling exhibitions, each of which will be inaugurated at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and will enter the museum’s permanent collection. Each exhibition will then travel to its respective focus region and conclude its tour in a city elsewhere in the world. In all, three exhibitions will travel to three venues for a total of nine presentations. Each exhibition will be accompanied by a dynamic and customized suite of audience-driven educational opportunities for the public, both at the exhibition venues and online.
Curatorial direction will be provided under the guidance of the New York–based Guggenheim curatorial team of Deputy Director and Chief Curator Nancy Spector and Director of Curatorial Affairs Joan Young. Additional curatorial staff members will provide expertise and oversight throughout the project.
PHASE ONE: SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA
The first exhibition, focusing on works from South and Southeast Asia, will travel to two venues following the inaugural exhibition in New York during the winter of 2013, with Singapore and Hong Kong under consideration as possible destinations.
June Yap has been selected as the Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, South and Southeast Asia, by a committee of five esteemed experts in South and Southeast Asian art. She recently began a two-year residency at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, where she will be curating the first exhibition in the initiative, focusing on the artistic practices and cultural traditions of South and Southeast Asia. View June Yap's biography.
Professor, Department of Art Studies, University of the Philippines
Kwok Kian Chow
Senior Advisor to the Board and CEO, National Art Gallery, Singapore
Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Associate Curator, Asian Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Associate Professor, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
PHASES TWO AND THREE:
LATIN AMERICA AND
THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
The exhibition locations, opening dates, regional curators, and advisory committees for phases two and three will be announced at a later date.
Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today
June 13–October 1, 2014
06/13/14 - 10/01/14