From June 13 through October 1, 2014, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York will present Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, the second of three exhibitions constituting part of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. Following its presentation in New York, the exhibition will travel to two additional venues.
Featuring nearly 50 works including paintings, photographs, sculptures, and videos, Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today investigates creative responses by 37 artists and collectives from 16 countries to economic, historical, political, and social factors. The artworks in the exhibition, along with others acquired as part of the initiative, will enter the Guggenheim's permanent collection under the auspices of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund.
“The Guggenheim UBS MAP Initiative gives us the opportunity to redraw cultural and artistic maps, to remove boundaries, and to create new relationships between different artistic centers,” said Pablo León de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America. “The term peripheries no longer applies; we’ve learned to recognize that what’s happening elsewhere is as important as what’s happening in what used to be the centers. The more aware we are, and the more in dialogue we are with what’s happening, the more we will learn as artists, as people, and as communities, and the more we will be able to create new ways of thinking.” For more insights from León de la Barra, visit our Dispatches blog series chronicling his research travel throughout Latin America.
To complement the project’s mission of stimulating international dialogue, the MAP website, video channel, and blog offer opportunities for public participation and feature interviews and commentaries by artists, critics, and curators from around the world.
To see the complete list of artists featured in Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, read the full news release.
Wilfredo Prieto, Walk, 2000. Plant, soil, chromogenic print, and wheelbarrow, overall dimensions variable. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Courtesy the artist and NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona/Madrid