Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative - Latin America


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


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


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Latin America, Perspectives

We are Here, They are There

Carla Stellweg

We are Here, They are ThereCurator Carla Stellweg relates her journey through the New York art world—one that began in the late 1960s—and asks how ideas of what constitutes Latin American contemporary art have changed during that time. MORE

Latin America, Middle East/North Africa, On the MAP

On the MAP: Thoughts from MAP Curator Sara Raza, Paul Ramírez Jonas on His Public Art, and a Curatorial Tour of Ecuador

Caitlin Dover

Sara Raza. Video still: Nisma ZamanIn our latest monthly update from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, we share a compelling interview with curator Sara Raza; an insightful video about artist Paul Ramírez Jonas; and a variety of new posts about the cultural scene in Ecuador. MORE

Latin America, Perspectives

Notes from a Neighborhood Called Cuba

Lupe Álvarez

Notes from a Neighborhood Called CubaIn a video inspired by Argentine art critic Marta Traba and shot in Guayaquil, Lupe Alvarez and Eliana Hidalgo explore Ecuadorian art, discussing among other things the contribution of Eduardo Kingman and the roles of caricature and photography. 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.