Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative - Latin America
Spotlight on Brazil
In this new video, Brazilian artist Erika Verzutti talks about the significance of the different types of materials used in her sculptures. Elsewhere, Recife-based curator Cristiana Tejo explores the pivotal work of sociologist Gilberto Freyre, and artist Jonathas de Andrade discusses three of his works that examine the connections between history, ideology, and power in Brazil. For more from Brazil and a truly global view of MAP, browse our interactive map.
New from MAP
The Propeller Group’s extraordinary exploration of ballistics, A Universe of Collisions, opens August 7 at Kansas City’s Grand Arts; opening the same day at Santiago’s Centro des las Artes 660 is A Silent War and Impossible, the first retrospective in his native country of work by Chilean artist Iván Navarro. Another first: Damián Ortega’s work is on view in Milan’s HangarBiococca art space in the Mexican artist’s first solo exhibition in Italy.
Tania Bruguera in the News
Earlier this month, the Museum of Modern Art announced its acquisition of Tania Bruguera’s work Untitled (Havana, 2000), and the City of New York named her as the first artist-in-residence for the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. Bruguera, who has been restricted from leaving Havana since May of this year, also had her passport restored to her by Cuban officials, raising hopes that she will be able to celebrate her New York achievements in person.
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.
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: Erika Verzutti’s Sculpture, News about Tania Bruguera, and an Explosive Exhibition by the Propeller GroupIn our latest monthly update from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, we share a video interview with Brazilian artist Erika Verzutti and news about artists Tania Bruguera, Damián Ortega, The Propeller Group, and Iván Navarro. 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.