MAP at the Biennale
Through 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.
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 Artists on the High Line
As part of the High Line’s open-air exhibition Panorama, on view through March 2016, eleven international artists present sculptures and installations that explore the spectacle of nature and the idea of the sublime. Among them are Under the Same Sun artists Mariana Castillo Deball, Damián Ortega, and Gabriel Sierra. In this video, curator Pablo León de la Barra discusses Castillo Deball’s work in Under the Same Sun.
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.
June Yap, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, South and Southeast Asia, describes the program’s goal of establishing a dialogue between regions through exhibitions, educational programs, and additions to the museum’s collection.
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.