Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today Summer Public Programs

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Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today
First exhibition of the Latin America phase of the
Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative

Summer Public Programs


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(NEW YORK, NY—June 27, 2014)—In conjunction with the exhibition Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, on view through October 1 and part of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents a series of public programs this summer, including artist lectures and performances, film screenings, an academic symposium, and public tours in English, Portuguese, and Spanish. For complete information, visit guggenheim.org/map-programs.

Siesta Talks: Art in the Afternoon
July 9, August 13, 1:30 pm
A series of in-gallery programs that respond to works on view and explore such themes as materials, form, language, music, and politics.
July 9 - Erika Verzutti, exhibition artist
August 13 - Rebecca Mir, Guggenheim Media Educator
$8 and free for students with RSVP. For more information, visit guggenheim.org/map-programs.

The Francis Effect by Tania Bruguera
Ongoing June–October
The Francis Effect is a new work by Under the Same Sun exhibition artist Tania Bruguera. Its broad aim is to challenge public perceptions of immigration through an artistic response to recent shifts in world culture. Working within the framework of her ongoing “Dignity Has No Nationality” project while stationed outside the museum, the artist and her collaborators will collect signatures on postcards addressed to Pope Francis that endorse his supportive stance toward immigrants. The new Pope, former Archbishop of Buenos Aires and the first Latin American Bishop of Rome, has established a papacy built on humility toward those who face challenges in their search for a better life and a safer home. Referring to Vatican City as a “conceptual nation” with an open border policy, the artist and her supporters are requesting that the Pope grant citizenship to immigrants as a gesture toward reuniting the world. The public may also sign the petition online at dignityhasnonationality.org. To complete the performance, Bruguera hopes to deliver the postcards to the Pope in person. The Francis Effect is presented by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in collaboration with the Santa Monica Museum of Art and the Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University. For more information and a performance schedule, visit guggenheim.org/map.

A Conversation between Tania Bruguera and Karen Finley
Tuesday, July 22, 6:30 pm
Artists Tania Bruguera and Karen Finley engage in a dialogue that encompasses the perennially rich terrain of art-as-life, both having confronted censorship and embraced celebration. With diverse bodies of work that address democracy and disenfranchisement, the artists meet through a shared practice of social concern. In utilizing language and visual images to create powerful performative acts, they will track their creative process stemming from places of discomfort and intellectual resistance.
$8 and free for students with RSVP. For more information, visit guggenheim.org/map-programs.

Exhibition Tours in Spanish
Saturday, June 28, July 12 & 26, August 9 & 23, September 6, 20 & 27 at 12 pm
A series of exhibition tours conducted in Spanish and led by a gallery educator.
Free with admission. For more information, visit guggenheim.org/map-programs.

Exhibition Tours in Portuguese
Saturday, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, September 13 at 12 pm
A series of exhibition tours conducted in Portuguese and led by a gallery educator.
Free with admission. For more information, visit guggenheim.org/map-programs.

Curator’s and Conservator’s Eye Tours
Fridays, 2 pm
Gallery tours of the museum’s fall exhibitions led by Guggenheim curators and conservators.
July 18 - Joanna Phillips, Conservator of Time-Based Media
August 8* - Pablo León de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America
Free with museum admission. *August 8 tour will be conducted in Spanish. For more information, visit guggenheim.org/map-programs.

Mind’s Eye Programs
Monday, July 7, 6:30–8:30 pm
Wednesday, July 9, 2–4 pm
For visitors who are blind or have low vision, tours and workshops focused on Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today are presented through Verbal Description and touch.
Free with RSVP. For more information, e-mail access@guggenheim.org.

Film Series
The Tropical Uncanny: Latin American Tropes & Mythologies
Fridays, August 8–September 26, 1 pm
Co-presented with Cinema Tropical, this film series offers a playful look at Latin America’s cinematic, cultural, and political tropes including favela, revolution, telenovela, and the pre-Columbian paradise, while subverting notions of subjectivity and the construction of otherness south of the border. Mixing documentary, fiction, and experimental work from archival, recent, and repertoire material, this program creates a dialogue between filmmakers and visual artists by rethinking the representation of Latin America at home and abroad.
Free with museum admission. For more information and a full schedule of films, visit guggenheim.org/map-programs.

Symposium
La Universidad Desconocida (The Unknown University)
Friday, September 19, 11 am
A daylong academic symposium including talks by artists, art historians, curators, and scholars that address cultural and historic aspects of Latin America through the range of critical issues examined in its contemporary art.
$8 for general admission and free for students with RSVP. For more information, visit guggenheim.org/map-programs.

About the Exhibition
Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today
Through October 1, 2014
Featuring nearly 50 works including installations, mixed-media works, paintings, photographs, sculptures, videos, and works on paper, Under the Same Sun examines the most significant contemporary art practices in Latin America today. This presentation is the second of three exhibitions that form part of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. The artworks in the exhibition, along with others acquired as part of the initiative, will become part of the Guggenheim's permanent collection under the auspices of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund. For more information, download the press kit at guggenheim.org/presskits.

This exhibition is organized by Pablo León de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America with assistance from Amara Antilla, Curatorial Assistant, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Nancy Spector, Deputy Director and Jennifer and David Stockman Chief Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, and Joan Young, Director, Curatorial Affairs, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, provide curatorial oversight for the entire initiative.

VISITOR INFORMATION
Admission: Adults $22, students/seniors (65+) $18, members and children under 12 free. The Guggenheim’s free app, available with admission or by download to personal devices, offers an enhanced visitor experience. The app features content on special exhibitions, some also available in Spanish, including Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today as well as access to more than 1,500 works in the Guggenheim’s permanent collection and information about the museum’s landmark building. A verbal imaging guide for the collection is available for visitors who are blind or have low vision. The Guggenheim app is sponsored by Bloomberg.

Museum Hours: Sun–Wed 10 am–5:45 pm, Fri 10 am–5:45 pm, Sat 10 am–7:45 pm, closed Thurs. On Saturdays, beginning at 5:45 pm, the museum hosts Pay What You Wish. For general information, call 212 423 3500 or visit the museum online at: guggenheim.org and guggenheim.org/connect.

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Amalia Pica, A ∩ B ∩ C, 2013. Acrylic shapes and occasional performance, overall dimensions variable. Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund © Amalia Pica. Installation view: Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, June 13–October 1, 2014. Photo: David Heald © Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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