Dispatches

Dispatch: Puerto Rico

Old San Juan, capital of the Free Associated State of Puerto Rico
Old San Juan, capital of the Free Associated State of Puerto Rico

Report number six from Pablo Léon de la Barra's exhibition-research trips across Latin America documents visits made by the Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, to cultural hotspots in Puerto Rico. There, artists and organizers are finding creative ways to persevere against the backdrop of an economy in crisis, often by drawing on the country’s rich history. More

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Dispatch: Colombia

View of Bogotá’s city center from the surrounding Montserrate mountains
View of Bogotá’s city center from the surrounding Montserrate mountains

The fifth report from Pablo Léon de la Barra's exhibition-research trips across Latin America documents visits made by the Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, to sites of cultural interest in Colombia, where sweeping changes over the past decade have encouraged artist-led activity, helping to compensate for the moribund state of its established arts institutions. More

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Dispatch: Mexico

Reforma Avenue in Mexico City
Reforma Avenue in Mexico City

The fourth report from Pablo Léon de la Barra's exhibition-research trips across Latin America documents visits made by the Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, to museums, galleries, and other sites of cultural significance in Mexico City, where emergent independent artistic activity thrives in dynamic relation to the legacies of regional modernism. More

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Dispatch: Chile

Sanhattan, Santiago de Chile’s business district
Sanhattan, Santiago de Chile’s business district

The third report from Pablo Léon de la Barra's exhibition-research trips across Latin America documents visits made by the Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, to museums, galleries, and other sites of cultural significance in Chile, which, while prosperous today, is still haunted by the the Pinochet dictatorship. More

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Dispatch: Costa Rica

Parque España in Costa Rica’s capital, San José
Parque España in Costa Rica’s capital, San José

In the second report from his exhibition-research trips across Latin America, Pablo Léon de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, visits galleries, project spaces, and artists' studios in Costa Rica, "the Switzerland of Central America." More