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We are Here, They are There

Nosotros estamos aquí, ellos están allá

Front covers of Artes Visuales, issues 1–29. Published by Museo de Arte Moderno, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes & Secretaria de Educación Pública, Mexico City, 1972
Front covers of Artes Visuales, issues 1–29. Published by Museo de Arte Moderno, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes & Secretaria de Educación Pública, Mexico City, 1972. Photo: Courtesy Carla Stellweg

Curator Carla Stellweg relates her journey through the New York art world—one that began in the late 1960s—and asks how ideas of what constitutes Latin American contemporary art have changed during that time. More

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On the MAP: Thoughts from MAP Curator Sara Raza, Paul Ramírez Jonas on His Public Art, and a Curatorial Tour of Ecuador

Sara Raza. Video still: Nisma Zaman
Sara Raza. Video still: Nisma Zaman

In our latest monthly update from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, we share a compelling interview with curator Sara Raza; an insightful video about artist Paul Ramírez Jonas; and a variety of new posts about the cultural scene in Ecuador. More

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Notes from a Neighborhood Called Cuba

Notas desde un barrio llamado Cuba

Video still: Notas desde un barrio llamado Cuba
Video still: Ericka Olivares, Notas desde un barrio llamado Cuba, 2014

In a video inspired by Argentine art critic Marta Traba and shot in Guayaquil, Lupe Alvarez and Eliana Hidalgo explore Ecuadorian art, discussing among other things the contribution of Eduardo Kingman and the roles of caricature and photography. More

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On the MAP: Solo Exhibitions around the World, “Art and the Arab Citizen,” and MENAM at the Armory Show

These MAP artists are all being featured in solo exhibitions in the coming months. Clockwise from left: Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla. Photo: Courtesy of the artists and Lisson Gallery; Alejandro Cesarco. Photo: Jack Pierson; Carlos Motta. Photo: Courtesy of the artist; Vandy Rattana. Video still: Nisma Zaman; Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook. Photo: Eakarach Prangchaikul; Gabriel Orozco. Photo: Courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto
These MAP artists are all being featured in solo exhibitions in the coming months. Clockwise from left: Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla. Photo: Courtesy of the artists and Lisson Gallery; Alejandro Cesarco. Photo: Jack Pierson; Carlos Motta. Photo: Courtesy of the artist; Vandy Rattana. Video still: Nisma Zaman; Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook. Photo: Eakarach Prangchaikul; Gabriel Orozco. Photo: Courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto

In our latest monthly update from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, we share details on upcoming MAP artist exhibitions; explore a new Perspectives essay on art in the Arab world; and take a look at the Armory Show’s approaching Focus presentation. More

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Dispatch: Ecuador

A modernist building in the city center of Guayaquil, Ecuador
A modernist building in the city center of Guayaquil, Ecuador

Report number eight from Pablo Léon de la Barra’s research trips across Latin America documents visits made by the Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, to three locales in Ecuador: Guayaquil, the nation’s largest city and home to many tropical modernist buildings; Quito, the capital; and Cuenca, known as Ecuador’s cultural city. More