Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative - Latin America
Spotlight on Chile
See Chilean artist Ivan Navarro’s work Homeless Lamp, the Juice Sucker (2004–05) in Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim, on view through September 9. For more from Chile, pay a virtual visit to the country’s museums and cultural sites via Pablo Leon de la Barra’s Dispatch, learn about the brief life of experimental institution Museo de Solidaridad, and hear Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar speak on the political context of works by On Kawara.
Watch: Raúl Recio on His Paintings
In this video created for our Perspectives blog series, writer, composer, and artist Rita Indiana explores the work of Dominican artist Raúl Recio, who discusses his journey to the island of La Hispaniola, where he built a rural house and made paintings that challenge notions of the figurative and the abstract, science and art.
Dominique González-Foerster in Rio
See works by Under the Same Sun artist Dominique González-Foerster in an exhibition curated by MAP’s Pablo León de la Barra at MAM Rio de Janeiro. On view through August 9, Temporama includes a new work made specifically for MAM Rio, in which the artist appears as Marilyn Monroe, drawing connections between “the early modern days of the museum and the mid-sixties when González-Foerster was born.”
MAP Artists at the Guggenheim
On view through September 9 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, Iván Navarro, and Gabriel Orozco.
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
On the MAP: Carlos Motta’s America, Pablo León de la Barra’s Projects, and a Festival Curated by Sara RazaIn our latest monthly update from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, we share a video interview with artist Carlos Motta; we explore Pablo León de la Barra’s recent projects; and we take a look at the Baku Public Art Festival, organized this year by Sara Raza. 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.