Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative - Latin America
Spotlight on Panama
Say "Hola!" to Panama City with Pablo León de la Barra's latest Dispatch, learn more about influential photographer Sandra Eleta, and watch a new video created for MAP by artists Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker, whose work Drinking Song (2011) was recently seen at the Guggenheim Museum as part of Under the Same Sun.
Accolades for Mexican Artists
Mexico City-based artists Mario García Torres and Gabriel Orozco—who were both featured in Under the Same Sun—have recently been honored. The Americas Society has selected Orozco as winner of their inaugural Cultural Achievement Award, while Garcia Torres has been chosen as one of five artists commissioned to create new installations at the Pérez Art Museum Miami.
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Hear from eight artists about their works in Under the Same Sun and catch up on our programs at the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre, including our last symposium, which addressed contemporary art practice in South and Southeast Asia, and "In a Grain of Rice," a series of conversations on the cultural and regional contexts of rice.
About the Region
Curator Pablo León de la Barra discusses his interest in furthering a dialogue on Latin American art at the Guggenheim and beyond by focusing on the region’s shared histories and forging new connections between them.
Writer and editor José Luis Falconi analyzes the development of Latin American art in relation to its global counterparts. More
In our Dispatches blog series, MAP curator Pablo León de la Barra documents his research visits to sites across Latin America and records the people and art he encounters. More
On the MAP: Guatemala’s Regina José Galindo, Asian Contemporary Art Week, and a Q&A with Tania BrugueraIn our latest monthly update from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, we take a look at a provocative Guatemalan artist; share an audio playlist for Asian Contemporary Art Week; and offer a peek at a recent interview with artist Tania Bruguera. 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.