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On the MAP: Guatemala’s Regina José Galindo, Asian Contemporary Art Week, and a Q&A with Tania Bruguera

Detail: Regina José Galindo, America’s Family Prison (2008), performed at ArtPace, San Antonio, Texas, 2008. Documentary photograph. Photo: Todd Jonson, Kimberly Abuchon. Courtesy prometeogallery di Ida Pisani, Milan-Lucca
Detail: Regina José Galindo, America’s Family Prison (2008), performed at ArtPace, San Antonio, Texas, 2008. Documentary photograph. Photo: Todd Jonson, Kimberly Abuchon. Courtesy prometeogallery di Ida Pisani, Milan-Lucca

In our latest monthly update from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, we take a look at a provocative Guatemalan artist; share an audio playlist for Asian Contemporary Art Week; and offer a peek at a recent interview with artist Tania Bruguera. More

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Collectivity and Revolution

Colectividad y revolución

From left: Elmar Rojas, Roberto Cabrera, and Marco Augusto Quiroa, founders of Grupo Vértebra, with one of their sculptures.
From left: Elmar Rojas, Roberto Cabrera, and Marco Augusto Quiroa, founders of Grupo Vértebra, with one of their sculptures. Photo: Courtesy Anaite Quiroa

Emiliano Valdés traces the development of artists’ collective projects in the politically volatile context of Guatemala, beginning with Galería DS in 1964 and continuing through the subsequent decades to the opening of Gabriel Rodríguez’s S1. More

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On the MAP: “The Unknown University,” Guggenheim Curators Visit Asia, and a Teaching Guide from Luis Camnitzer

Detail: Luis Camnitzer, A Museum Is a School, 2011– . Site-specific installation, media variable, overall dimensions variable. Proposal rendering, digital photomontage. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Gift of the artist in honor of Simón Rodriguez on the occasion of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative 2014.59. Photo: Courtesy the artist and Alexander Gray Associates
Detail: Luis Camnitzer, A Museum Is a School, 2011– . Site-specific installation, media variable, overall dimensions variable. Proposal rendering, digital photomontage. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Gift of the artist in honor of Simón Rodriguez on the occasion of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative 2014.59. Photo: Courtesy the artist and Alexander Gray Associates

In our latest monthly update from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, we share insights from a compelling symposium; audio of a talk by MAP curator June Yap; and a new teacher's guide for Under the Same Sun. More

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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