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Sandra Eleta in Portobelo

Sandra Eleta en Portobelo

Yaneca Esquina, Sacred Secrets, 2000
Yaneca Esquina, Sacred Secrets, 2000. Acrylic, enamel, and mirrors on canvas and wood, 119 x 94 cm. Photo: Guillermo Guevara, reproduced from Monica Kupfer ed., V Bienal de Arte de Panamá 2000 (Panama: Cervecería Nacional, 2000), p. 35

Adrienne Samos looks at the creative journey of artist and photographer Sandra Eleta, whose return to Portobelo, a village on Panama’s Caribbean coast that she first visited as a child, continues to fuel her work. More

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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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Change is on the Cards—Tania Bruguera Speaks about the Francis Effect

The Francis Effect, June, 2014. Photo: Enid Alvarez © 2014 Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York
The Francis Effect, June, 2014. Photo: Enid Alvarez © 2014 Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

As part of her project, The Francis Effect, MAP artist Tania Bruguera has been engaging with visitors and passersby in front of the Guggenheim Museum. In this video, she discusses how she is collecting signatures in support of her plan to ask Pope Francis to grant Vatican City citizenship to the world’s immigrants. More

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On the MAP: Alfredo Jaar Comes to Times Square, Tania Bruguera Appears at the Guggenheim, and Sheela Gowda Journeys to Brazil

Video still: Midnight Moment August 2014: A Logo for America by Alfredo Jaar, Ryan Mortiz and Sara Kinney/Times Square Alliance
Video still: Midnight Moment August 2014: A Logo for America by Alfredo Jaar, Ryan Mortiz and Sara Kinney/Times Square Alliance

In our latest monthly update from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, we take an inside look at intriguing international projects from artists Alfredo Jaar, Tania Bruguera, and Sheela Gowda. More

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Independent Spaces Built the Scene

Han sido las plataformas independientes las que han construido la escena

Colectivo Pornomiseria (Víctor Albarracín, Kevin Mancera, Edwin Sanchez, Francisco Toquica, and Cindy Triana), Limpieza Social (Un espectáculo de rehabilitación), 2006
Colectivo Pornomiseria (Víctor Albarracín, Kevin Mancera, Edwin Sanchez, Francisco Toquica, and Cindy Triana), Limpieza Social (Un espectáculo de rehabilitación), 2006. Performance view: Festival de Performance, Cali, Colombia, 2006. Photo: Helena Producciones

Ericka Florez discovers that Cali, Colombia, has emerged from the strife of the 1980s and ’90s with renewed artistic energy, thanks in part to enterprises like independent space lugar a dudas and collective Helena Producciones. More