The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The UBS MAP Global Art Initiative Presents UNDER THE SAME SUN: ART FROM LATIN AMERICA TODAY, Opening June 13

Curator Pablo León de la Barra Investigates Contemporary Art Practices in Latin America in Exhibition of Artists from 16 Countries 

Exhibition: Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today
Venue: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York
Location: Annex Levels 2 and 4; Monitor 4; Thannhauser 4; and the New Media Theater
Dates: June 13–October 1, 2014

From June 13 through October 1, 2014, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York will present the exhibition, UNDER THE SAME SUN: ART FROM LATIN AMERICA TODAY, which marks the second phase of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. Organized by Pablo Leon de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP CuratorLatin America, the exhibition features works by 37 artists and collaborative duos from 16 countries, including ArgentinaBoliviaBrazilChileColombiaCosta RicaCubaEcuadorGuatemalaHondurasMexicoPanamaPeruPuerto Rico (United States), Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Jonathas de Andrade  Posters for the Museum of the Northeast Man (Cartazes para o museu do homem do nordeste), 2013 77 chromogenic prints, mounted on acrylic panels, 10 inkjet prints, and 6 photocopies on acetate with overhead projector, edition 2/5, overall dimensions variable, chromogenic prints 28 3/8 x 19 5/8 x 11/4 inches (72 x 50 x 3 cm) each; inkjet prints dimensions variable; photocopies 8 1/2 x 11 inches each Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund Installation view, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Jonathas de Andrade: Posters for the Museum of the Northeast Man, June 20–August 17, 2013 Courtesy the artist and Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo. Photo: Jonathas de Andrade

Jonathas de Andrade
Posters for the Museum of the Northeast Man (Cartazes para o museu do homem do nordeste), 2013
77 chromogenic prints, mounted on acrylic panels, 10 inkjet prints, and 6 photocopies on acetate with overhead projector, edition 2/5, overall dimensions variable, chromogenic prints 28 3/8 x 19 5/8 x 11/4 inches (72 x 50 x 3 cm) each; inkjet prints dimensions variable; photocopies 8 1/2 x 11 inches each
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund
Installation view, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Jonathas de Andrade: Posters for the Museum of the Northeast Man, June 20–August 17, 2013
Courtesy the artist and Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo. Photo: Jonathas de Andrade

The Guggenheim UBS MAP online platform encourages a cross-cultural dialogue about contemporary art and cultural practice in the initiative’s three regions of focus. Guggenheim.org/MAP features videos about and featuring the artists, curators, public programs, and exhibitions; access to learning tools, such as Curriculum Guides and Family Guides; archival transcripts and audio from symposia and workshops, in-depth artist profiles, and three blog series which examine cultural production, research, and dialogue in the regions. Perspectives includes written texts, audio, and video from curators, art historians, artists, and regional experts who share their viewpoints about artistic production and everyday life in their respective countries; Dispatches highlights research visits by Pablo León de la Barra across the region; and On the MAP features upcoming programming, insights, and highlights from the Initiative, as well as links to events relevant to the MAP regions.

Regina José Galindo  Blind Spot (Punto ciego), 2010 Digital color video, with sound, 17 min., 2 sec., A.P. 1/3, edition of 5 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund Courtesy the artist and prometeogallery di Ida Pisani, Milan/Lucca, Italy

Regina José Galindo
Blind Spot (Punto ciego), 2010
Digital color video, with sound, 17 min., 2 sec., A.P. 1/3, edition of 5
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund
Courtesy the artist and prometeogallery di Ida Pisani, Milan/Lucca, Italy

With a selection of nearly 50 works including installations, mixed media works, paintings, photographs, sculptures, videos, and works on paper, Under the Same Sun surveys the most significant contemporary art practices in Latin America today. This presentation is the second of three exhibitions for 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.

Federico Herrero  Pan de azucar, 2014 Acrylic, oil, spray paint, and felt-tip pen on canvas, 65 x 59 inches (165 x 150 cm) Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund Courtesy the artist. Photo: Isaac Martinez

Federico Herrero, Pan de azucar, 2014, Acrylic, oil, spray paint, and felt-tip pen on canvas, 65 x 59 inches (165 x 150 cm), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund
Courtesy the artist. Photo: Isaac Martinez

Richard Armstrong, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, stated: “The Guggenheim has a long history of engagement with Latin American art, beginning with The Emergent Decade: Latin American Painters and Painting in the 1960s, an exhibition organized by former Guggenheim Director Thomas Messer in 1964. With Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative adds to our growing collection of contemporary Latin American art and provides the opportunity to engage visitors in meaningful dialogue about the many variations of identity and culture in Latin America.”

Marta Minujín Statue of Liberty Laid Down I (with Public Watching) (Estatua de la Libertad acostada I [con público que la mira]), 1979 Ink on paper vellum, 31 1/2 x 43 1/2 inches (80 x 110.5 cm) Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund Courtesy the artist and Henrique Faria Fine Art, New York. Photo: Glenn Castellano

Marta Minujín
Statue of Liberty Laid Down I (with Public Watching) (Estatua de la Libertad acostada I [con público que la mira]), 1979. Ink on paper vellum, 31 1/2 x 43 1/2 inches (80 x 110.5 cm)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund
Courtesy the artist and Henrique Faria Fine Art, New York. Photo: Glenn Castellano

The Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative helps provide a holistic view of some of the world’s most dynamic and fast-changing regions,” says CEO, UBS Wealth Management Jürg Zeltner. “With this collaboration we align a global, cultural perspective with our experience in the emerging markets.

GUGGENHEIM UBS MAP GLOBAL ART INITIATIVE Design by Johnson Banks © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

GUGGENHEIM UBS MAP GLOBAL ART INITIATIVE
Design by Johnson Banks
© Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today is organized by Pablo León de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America. Nancy Spector, Deputy Director and Jennifer and David Stockman Chief Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, and Joan Young, Director of Curatorial Affairs, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, provide curatorial oversight for the entire initiative.

Pablo León de la Barra Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America Photograph by Kristopher McKay © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

Pablo León de la Barra
Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America
Photograph by Kristopher McKay
© Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

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,” León de la Barra stated. “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.

The exhibition examines the diversity of today’s creative responses to complex shared realities, which have been influenced by colonial and modern histories, repressive governments, economic crises, and social inequality, as well as by concurrent periods of regional economic wealth, development, and progress. Despite financial growth and increased stability in most of the continent over the past decade, it remains divided by social and ethnic differences and marked by political and economic shifts. León de la Barra’s exhibition presents artistic responses to the past and present that are inscribed within these contexts, and explores the possibility of the construction of alternative futures.

Gabriel Orozco Piñanona 1, 2013 Tempera and burnished gold leaf on canvas, 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 (40 x 40 cm) Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund Courtesy the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City. Photo: Studio Michel Zabé, 2013

Gabriel Orozco
Piñanona 1, 2013
Tempera and burnished gold leaf on canvas, 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 (40 x 40 cm)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund
Courtesy the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City. Photo: Studio Michel Zabé, 2013

The artworks in Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today are organized according to the following themes:

• Conceptualism and its Legacies includes works by pioneering Latin American Conceptualists who were active in the U.S. during the 1970s and ’80s, many of whom are still working today. These figures infiltrated and questioned the artistic and political mainstream, attempting to intervene in social reality and propose a narrative in marked contrast to that of the North American and European Minimalist and Conceptualist artists, whose works are often rooted in ideas of autonomy and immateriality.

• Tropicologies acknowledges the effects that climate, nature, and location have on cultural production, but argues that being “tropical” goes beyond weather and geography. Works in this section also re-evaluate the knowledge of native Amerindian cultures, reactivating their aesthetics and symbolisms.

• Political Activism addresses social and political context, and confronts the ways in which Latin American artists have steered aesthetics toward denunciation and dissent, protesting against foreign political and economic influences, dictatorial political regimes, and the violence of the drug trade.

• Modernism and its Failures questions the disjunction between modernity’s ideals and its imperfect realities, and includes work by artists dealing with the legacy of modernism today.

• Participation/Emancipation examines the possibilities of participation through art. Works will invite visitors to understand art as a participatory experience, not only as an object of contemplation.

The artists in the exhibition are:

• Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla (b. 1974, Philadelphia/b. 1971, Havana, Cuba; live and work in San Juan, Puerto Rico)
• Carlos Amorales (b. 1970, Mexico City; lives and works in Mexico City)
• Armando Andrade Tudela (b. 1975, Lima, Peru; lives and works in St. Etienne, France)
• Alexander Apóstol (b. 1969, Caracas, Venezuela; lives and works in Madrid)
• Tania Bruguera (b. 1968, Havana; lives and works in New York)
• Luis Camnitzer (b. 1937, Lübeck, Germany; lives and works in New York)
• Mariana Castillo Deball (b. 1975, Mexico City; lives and works in Berlin)
• Alejandro Cesarco (b. 1975, Montevideo, Uruguay; lives and works in New York)
• Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker (b. 1966, Atlanta, Georgia/b. 1975, Quito, Ecuador; live and work in Panama City)
• Adriano Costa (b. 1975, São Paulo; lives and works in São Paulo)
• Minerva Cuevas (b. 1975, Mexico City; lives and works in Mexico City)
• Jonathas de Andrade (b. 1982, Maceió, Brazil; lives and works in Recife, Brazil)
• Wilson Díaz (b. 1963, Pitalito, Colombia; lives and works in Cali, Colombia)
• Juan Downey (b. 1940, Santiago, Chile; d. 1993, New York)
• Regina José Galindo (b. 1974, Guatemala City; lives and works in Antigua, Guatemala)
• Mario García Torres (b. 1975, Mexico City; lives and works in Mexico City)
• Dominique González-Foerster (b. 1965, Strasbourg, France; lives and works in Paris and Rio de Janeiro)
• Tamar Guimarães (b. 1967, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; lives and works in Copenhagen)
• Federico Herrero (b. 1978, San José, Costa Rica; lives and works in San José, Costa Rica)
• Alfredo Jaar (b. 1956, Santiago, Chile; lives and works in New York)
• Claudia Joskowicz (b. 1968, Santa Cruz, Bolivia; lives and works in New York and Santa Cruz, Bolivia)
• Runo Lagomarsino (b. 1977, Malmö, Sweden; lives and works in São Paulo)
• David Lamelas (b. 1946, Buenos Aires; lives and works in Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, and Paris)
• Gilda Mantilla and Raimond Chaves (b. 1967, Los Angeles/b. 1963, Bogotá; lives and works in Lima)
• Marta Minujín (b. 1943, Buenos Aires; lives and works in Buenos Aires)
• Carlos Motta (b. 1978, Bogotá; lives and works in New York)
• Iván Navarro (b. 1972, Santiago, Chile; lives and works in New York)
• Rivane Neuenschwander (b. 1967, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; lives and works in London)
• Gabriel Orozco (b. 1962, Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico; lives and works in Mexico City, New York and Paris)
• Amalia Pica (b. 1978, Neuquén, Argentina; lives and works in London)
• Wilfredo Prieto (b. 1978, Sancti Spíritus, Cuba; lives and works in Barcelona)
• Paul Ramírez Jonas (b. 1965, Pomona, California; lives and works in New York)
• Beatriz Santiago Muñoz (b. 1972, San Juan, Puerto Rico; lives and works in San Juan, Puerto Rico)
• Gabriel Sierra (b. 1975, San Juan Nepomuceno, Colombia; lives and works in Bogotá)
• Javier Téllez (b. 1969, Valencia, Venezuela; lives and works in New York)
• Erika Verzutti (b. 1971, São Paulo; lives and works in São Paulo)
• Carla Zaccagnini (b. 1973, Buenos Aires, lives and works in São Paulo)

A dynamic, customized set of audience-driven education programs, both at the exhibition venues and online, will accompany the presentation. The MAP online platform encourages a dialogue about contemporary art and cultural practice in the initiative’s three regions of focus. Guggenheim.org/MAP features videos about and featuring the artists, curators, public programs, and exhibitions; access to learning tools, in-depth artist profiles, and three blog series which examine cultural production, research, and dialogue in the regions.

Alfredo Jaar  A Logo for America, 1987 Digital color video, 10 min., 25 sec., edition 2/6; original animation commissioned by Public Art Fund for Spectacolor Sign, Times Square, New York, April 1987 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund Courtesy the artist

Alfredo Jaar
A Logo for America, 1987. Digital color video, 10 min., 25 sec., edition 2/6; original animation commissioned by Public Art Fund for Spectacolor Sign, Times Square, New York, April 1987
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund
Courtesy the artist

Launched in April 2012, the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative is a multi-year collaboration that charts contemporary art practice in three geographic regions — South and Southeast AsiaLatin America, and theMiddle East and North Africa — and encompasses curatorial residencies, international touring exhibitions, audience-driven education programming, and acquisitions for the Guggenheim’s permanent collection. All works have been newly acquired for the Guggenheim’s collection under the auspices of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund. The initiative builds upon and reflects the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s distinguished history of internationalism and significantly increases the Guggenheim’s holdings of art from these dynamic communities. Following its presentation in New York, Under the Same Sun will travel to two additional venues.

Javier Téllez  One Flew over the Void (Bala perdida), 2005 Digital color video, with sound, 11 min., 30 sec., edition 8/8 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund Courtesy the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich

Javier Téllez
One Flew over the Void (Bala perdida), 2005
Digital color video, with sound, 11 min., 30 sec., edition 8/8
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich

Wilfredo Prieto Walk, 2000 Wheelbarrow, soil, plant, and chromogenic print, overall dimensions variable Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund Courtesy the artist and NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona/Madrid

Wilfredo Prieto
Walk, 2000
Wheelbarrow, soil, plant, and chromogenic print, overall dimensions variable
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund
Courtesy the artist and NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona/Madrid

Visitor Information
Admission: Adults $22, students/seniors (65+) $18, members and children under 12 free. The Guggenheim’s new, 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 1,400 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.

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