No Country: An Introduction
Watch: Paul Ramírez Jonas on Public Art
“I was making monuments, not sculptures,” says MAP artist Paul Ramírez Jonas about his projects Publicar (2009) in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and We Make the Treasure (2014) in San Francisco. “Monuments tend to be about or for society, or for a group of people, for a shared history or a shared experience.” Ramírez Jonas’s work Another Day (2003) was recently acquired for the Guggenheim’s collection under the auspices of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund.
Ho Tzu Nyen Wins Art Prize
Singaporean artist Ho Tzu Nyen received the Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize for his video installation Pythagoras (2013), which is on view at the Singapore Art Museum through March 15. Ho’s video installation The Cloud of Unknowing (2011) was featured in the Guggenheim’s presentation of No Country in 2013.
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.
Luis Camnitzer in Conversation
On Wednesday, February 11, join Under the Same Sun artist Luis Camnitzer and curator Jens Hoffmann of the Jewish Museum as they discuss the roles of humor and social justice in art. Their conversation is the latest installment of the Jewish Museum’s “AM at the JM” breakfast salon series.
Q&A with the Guggenheim’s Joan Young
Joan Young, the Guggenheim’s Director of Curatorial Affairs, recently spoke with Artspace about the development and impact of MAP. “We’re inviting every curator to make their own mark especially in terms of the exhibition, fresh ideas for education, or if they have new ways to engage other voices from the region,” she said.
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.
No Country: An Introduction
No Country’s curator June Yap reveals some of the exhibition’s themes and aims, and discusses a selection of the featured artworks. Artists Truong Tan, Wah Nu and Tun Win Aung, and Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo explain more about the inspirations for and meanings of their contributions.
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.