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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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On the MAP: Appraising Nationhood, Considering Community, and Making the News

Sopheap Pich, Morning Glory, 2011. Rattan, bamboo, wire, plywood, and steel, 533.4 × 261.6 × 188 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund 2013.3 © Sopheap Pich. Installation view: Morning Glory, Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York, November 3–December 23, 2011
Sopheap Pich, Morning Glory, 2011. Rattan, bamboo, wire, plywood, and steel, 533.4 × 261.6 × 188 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund 2013.3 © Sopheap Pich. Installation view: Morning Glory, Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York, November 3–December 23, 2011

In our latest monthly update from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, we offer a look at the final incarnation of the project's traveling exhibition and share details on the forthcoming MAP-inspired edition of Guggenheim Forum. More

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A small gesture towards the capital B

Eko Nugroho, Taman Berbulan Kembar (Garden with Twin Moon), 2013
Eko Nugroho, Taman Berbulan Kembar (Garden with Twin Moon), 2013. Resin sculpture, plastic flowers, Muslim women’s prayer garments, dried flowers, embroidery, and mural, dimensions variable. Installation view, Jogyajakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Courtesy Qinyi Lim

Qinyi Lim questions the urgency and ethics of contemporary international biennnials, focusing on the Biennale Jogja XII and the Singapore Biennale 2013 as symptomatic of a “universalist regionalism” overly reliant on facile categories and keywords. More

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On the MAP: Curating the World, Hearing from Pablo León de la Barra, and Learning More about MAP Artists

Communists Like Us, 2006–10. Black-and-white video, with sound, 23 min., 5 sec., edition 2/5. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund 2012.163 © The Otolith Group
Communists Like Us, 2006–10. Black-and-white video, with sound, 23 min., 5 sec., edition 2/5. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund 2012.163 © The Otolith Group

In our latest monthly update from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, we share details of Pablo León de la Barra's global speaking schedule and take a look at our online hub for MAP artists. 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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Interview with Pablo León de la Barra

Pablo León de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America. Photo: Diego Mateos / Excelsior
Pablo León de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America. Photo: Diego Mateos / Excelsior

In this revealing Q&A, Pablo León de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP curator, Latin America, discusses his commitment to strengthening connections between Latin American art and artists, and various historical, contemporary, national, and international contexts. More