Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative - Latin America
Artists Speak Out for Tania Bruguera
On April 13, “dozens of artists, museum staffers, immigrants rights activists,” and others gathered in Times Square to show their support for Tania Bruguera, reports artnet News. Bruguera is currently being detained in Cuba for attempting to restage her performance Tatlin’s Whisper #6 (Havana Version). Among the speakers were MAP artist Paul Ramírez Jonas and contributor Pablo Helguera, as well as Guggenheim assistant curator Carmen Hermo.
Alfredo Jaar Speaks at the Guggenheim
On April 28, MAP artist Alfredo Jaar joins critic Tom McDonough for a conversation on how art practice is contextualized by politics, war, and world events. This talk is part of the program series Duologues On Kawara, held in conjunction with the exhibition On Kawara—Silence, on view at the Guggenheim Museum through May 3, 2015.
Regina José Galindo: La víctima y el victimario
In a video she made for MAP, Regina José Galindo discusses her public performances, including Tierra (2013) and Blind Spot (2010), and characterizes her work as a way to build a “human bridge” between people and places, enabling a more empathetic understanding of power, life, and death. For English subtitles, click the CC button.
Residency for Wilfredo Prieto
MAP artist Wilfredo Prieto has been awarded a residency at Sausalito, California’s Headlands Center for the Arts for 2015. Prieto is among the artists featured in The Lulennial: A Slight Gestuary, which takes place in the Lulu project space in Mexico City through May 17. MAP artist Gabriel Orozco is also included in the exhibition, which explores the theme of small gestures that have a “big impact.”
MAP Artists in Venice
At the 56th Venice Biennale (May 9–November 22, 2015), Raimond Chaves and Gilda Mantilla will represent Peru with their installation Misplaced Ruins, which addresses the challenges of cultural exchange and international mobility. At the Belgian pavilion, Tamar Guimarães is one of a dozen international artists united by an interest in “the history and afterlife of colonial modernity” who have been invited by Belgian artist Vincent Meessen to participate in the group exhibition Personne et les autres.
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.
Writer and editor José Luis Falconi analyzes the development of Latin American art in relation to its global counterparts. More
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
On the MAP: Thoughts from MAP Curator Sara Raza, Paul Ramírez Jonas on His Public Art, and a Curatorial Tour of EcuadorIn 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
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.