Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative - Latin America

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.

José Luis Falconi
Writer and editor José Luis Falconi analyzes the development of Latin American art in relation to its global counterparts. More

From Dispatch: Costa Rica
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


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Latin America, Perspectives

The Dematerializer: Media, Ways of Life, and Politics in the Work of Roberto Jacoby

Syd Krochmalny

Roberto Jacoby and Syd Krochmalny, Chastity, Fruit, 2006–07Artist and writer Syd Krochmalny provides a detailed account of the complex experimental oeuvre of iconoclastic Buenos Aires-born conceptual artist Roberto Jacoby, a body of work in which “life and art function as a continuum.” MORE

Latin America, On the MAP

On the MAP: An Award for Amar Kanwar, MAP Themes Online, and Pablo León de la Barra in Miami

Caitlin Dover

Video still: Creative Time, Annenberg Prize: Amar Kanwar, 201In our latest monthly update from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, we celebrate Amar Kanwar; present our latest online feature; and share Pablo León de la Barra’s slate of talks in Miami. MORE

Latin America, Perspectives

Commonplace Narratives

Santiago Garcia Navarro

Commonplace NarrativesSantiago Garcia Navarro examines some of the ways in which Brazil’s image of itself has been reflected in a matrix of cultural and popular phenomena that includes the writings of Oswald de Andrade and Paolo Virno, local demonstrations against the 2014 World Cup, and the ongoing activity of tag-writing MORE


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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.