Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative - Latin America


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.

Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, June 13–October 1, 2014. Installation view.
In this essay, León de la Barra traces the history of the Guggenheim’s engagement with Latin American art and delves into the themes seen in Under the Same Sun.
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From Dispatch: Costa Rica
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

November 19, 2015–Febuary 7, 2016

Museo Jumex

The second presentation of Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today will be developed in collaboration with Museo Jumex for exhibition at the Mexico City museum. Works will be shown throughout the museum’s galleries and public spaces, presenting a new interpretation of curator Pablo León de la Barra’s themes. MORE

June–September 2016

South London Gallery

The final presentation of Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today will be developed in collaboration with South London Gallery. Presented in the gallery's unique space, the exhibition will be accompanied by public programming that connects with the local community.


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