Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative - Latin America
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.
New Carlos Amorales Sculpture at Harvard
Harvard Art Museum is now home to a newly commissioned sculpture by Under the Same Sun artist Carlos Amorales. Titled Triangle Constellation, the 550-pound mobile sculpture consists of 16 chrome-plated triangles connected by steel bars. Check out the museum’s magazine Index for a peek at the installation process. In this video, Amorales talks about the ideas behind his installation We’ll See How Everything Reverberates (Ya veremos como todo reverbera).
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.
MAP 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.
In our Dispatches blog series, León de la Barra documents his research visits to sites across Latin America and records the people and art he encounters. More
June 13–October 1, 2014
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Organized by Pablo León de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, Under the Same Sun featured works by 40 artists and collaborative duos from 15 countries. The artworks were organized around six themes: Abstraction, Conceptualism, Modernities, Participation/Emancipation, Political Activism, and The Tropical. 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.