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Sweat Glands, Sweat Lands, 2006. Digital color video, with sound, 2 min., 21 sec., edition 5/6. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund 2014.6 © Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla

Film & Video Screenings

Under The Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today Exhibition Videos

August 9–September 2, 2014
Saturdays–Tuesdays, 11 am and 3 pm

Exhibition videos screened as part of Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today.

Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla
b. 1974, Philadelphia/b. 1971, Havana


Sweat Glands, Sweat Lands, 2006
Color video, with sound, 2 min., 21 sec.
Edition 5/6
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund 2014.6

The scenario of Sweat Glands, Sweat Lands is centered on the image of a skewered pig attached to the back wheel of a car, the animal’s roasting carcass rotating ever more rapidly as the driver continues to accelerate. Along with the music and lyrics, written by Puerto Rican band Calle 13, the video’s imagery of metal and flesh seems to offer a glimpse into a dystopian world.

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
b. 1972, San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Black Cave (La Cueva Negra), 2013
Digital color video, with sound, 20 min.
Edition 1/5
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund 2014.41

The Black Cave (La Cueva Negra) explores the Paso del Indio, an indigenous burial ground in Puerto Rico that was discovered during the construction of a highway, and eventually paved over. Drawing on interviews with local residents and with archaeologists involved in the excavation, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz’s video offers a reflection on the origins and meanings of the site, which becomes in the process an allegory for the island’s convoluted history.

Raimond Chaves and Gilda Mantilla
b. 1963, Bogotá /b. 1967, Los Angeles

An Uncomfortable Eagerness (Un afán incómodo), 2011
Digital color video, with sound, 28 min., 36 sec.
Edition of 3/3
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund 2014.35

An Uncomfortable Eagerness (Un afán incómodo) presents a collection of images culled from the collections of the Library of the Center for Theological Studies of the Amazon and the Library of the Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon. Guided by intuition, they assemble a work that maps connections and constructs narratives reflecting the desire to understand the area in its complexity while examining the difficulty of conserving delicate materials in tropical climes.

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