Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative - Latin America
Spotlight on History
Many MAP artists investigate the ways in which history is recorded, communicated, and subverted. Watch Pablo León de la Barra discuss the work of Mariana Castillo Deball, which is concerned with the significance of archeological research, while Luis Camnitzer describes how his experiences in art school “made [him] challenge the whole notion of art history.” For more views of history from MAP artists and contributors, check out MAP Currents.
Final Weeks: MAP Artists at the Guggenheim
On view through Sept 9 at the Guggenheim Museum, 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 artists Mariana Castillo Deball, Simryn Gill, Iván Navarro, and Gabriel Orozco.
Tania Bruguera Returns to the United States
After an eight-month detention in Cuba following a plan to restage her performance Tatlin’s Whisper #6, artist Tania Bruguera has returned to New York. Earlier this year, the City of New York named her as the inaugural artist-in-residence at the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.
Pablo León de la Barra’s New Exhibition in Detroit
Along with the Jewish Museum’s Jens Hoffman, Under the Same Sun curator Pablo León de la Barra is curating an exhibition of emerging Latin American artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). United States of Latin America will be on view Sept 18, 2015–Jan 3, 2016.
MAP Artists Leading San Juan’s Creative Scene
“A new wave of Puerto Rican artists are creating, collaborating, and keeping the party going,” says Paper, naming twelve “key players” in the city’s artistic scene. Among them are Under the Same Sun artists Beatriz Santiago Muñoz and collaborative duo Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla.
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
November 19, 2015–Febuary 7, 2016
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
On the MAP: Marianna Castillo Deball Challenges Art History, Around the World with Poklong Anading, and Tania Bruguera Returns to the USIn 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
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
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.