Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative - Latin America
Spotlight on Cuba
With the United States’ renewed commitment to diplomatic relations with Cuba, the complex social and political issues that MAP artists have examined through their work have perhaps never been more relevant. This month, learn about Cuba's artistic past, present, and future through a trip to Camagüey and Havana with former El Museo del Barrio curator Elvis Fuentes and interviews with Under the Same Sun artists Tania Bruguera and Wilfredo Prieto.
MAP Artists at the Guggenheim
Opening next week at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim presents more than a hundred works from the museum’s permanent collection, most made since 2005. The exhibition, which examines the diverse ways in which artists today engage narrative through installation, painting, photography, sculpture, video, and performance, includes works by MAP artists Mariana Castillo Deball, Simryn Gill, and Iván Navarro.
MAP at the Biennial of the Americas
Under the Same Sun artists Mariana Castillo Deball and Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker are participating in the Biennial of the Americas, an international cultural festival that runs July 14–August 30 in Denver. In this video, Conlon and Harker reveal the origin of their collaborative practice and discuss the importance of irony, contradiction, and humor to their approach.
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 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.