Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative - Latin America


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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.
English | Portuguese

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

Locations

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

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

On the MAP: Marianna Castillo Deball Challenges Art History, Around the World with Poklong Anading, and Tania Bruguera Returns to the US

Caitlin Dover

Mariana Castillo Deball working on Uncomfortable Objects, 2012. Photo: Katalin Deér, courtesy Mariana Castillo DeballIn our latest monthly update from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, we share a video about the complex practice of artist Marianna Castillo Deball, as well as news about artists Poklong Anading and Tania Bruguera. MORE

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

On the MAP: Erika Verzutti’s Sculpture, News about Tania Bruguera, and an Explosive Exhibition by the Propeller Group

Caitlin Dover

Video still: Nisma Zaman/Matt Stanton ProductionsIn 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

Latin America, Perspectives

A Brief Introduction to Gilberto Freyre’s Tropicology Seminars

Cristiana Tejo

A Brief Introduction to Gilberto Freyre’s Tropicology SeminarsCristiana Tejo explores sociologist Gilberto Freyre’s pivotal tropicology seminars, first held in 1966 and still taking place even after his death in 1987, in which the author rehabilitated such problematic terms as tropicalization and Brazilianization. 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.