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A Brief Introduction to Gilberto Freyre’s Tropicology Seminars

Breve introdução aos Seminários de Tropicologia de Gilberto Freyre

One of Gilberto Freyre’s tropicology seminars. Photo: Courtesy Fundação Gilberto Freyre
One of Gilberto Freyre’s tropicology seminars. Photo: Courtesy Fundação Gilberto Freyre

Cristiana Tejo explores sociologist Gilberto Freyre’s pivotal tropicology seminars, first held in 1966 and still taking place even after his death in 1987, in which the author rehabilitated such problematic terms as tropicalization and Brazilianization. More

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On the MAP: Carlos Motta’s America, Pablo León de la Barra’s Projects, and a Festival Curated by Sara Raza

Video still: Nisma Zaman/Matt Stanton Productions
Video still: Nisma Zaman/Matt Stanton Productions

In our latest monthly update from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, we share a video interview with artist Carlos Motta; we explore Pablo León de la Barra’s recent projects; and we take a look at the Baku Public Art Festival, organized this year by Sara Raza. More

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On the MAP: Art in Cuba, Exploring the Havana Biennial, and Engaging with the Guggenheim's Storylines Exhibition

Video still: Nisma Zaman/Matt Stanton Productions
Video still: Nisma Zaman/Matt Stanton Productions

In our latest monthly update from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, we share insights from artists and curators on Cuba and the Havana Biennial, and we take a look at MAP artists participating in the Guggenheim’s upcoming exhibition Storylines. More

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Dark Clouds on the Horizon? Camagüey and Havana

Marlon Portales with his painting concerning Castro and Obama’s announcement of talks toward normalization or relations between the U.S. and Cuba. Photo: Courtesy Elvis Fuentes
Marlon Portales with his painting concerning Castro and Obama’s announcement of talks toward normalization or relations between the U.S. and Cuba. Photo: Courtesy Elvis Fuentes

Elvis Fuentes visits the FIVAC festival in Camagüey, meets artist Marlon Portales in Havana, describes a new studio initiative, delineates the subtleties of the Havana Biennial and Zona Franca, and visits controversial artist Tania Bruguera. More