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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.
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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.
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Forging Relationships with the World: Three Years with Guggenheim UBS MAP

Clockwise from left: Tour given by June Yap during the media preview for No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asiac at the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, May 2014; Mind’s Eye Tour of Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, July 2014. Photo: Filip Wolak; installation view, No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, October 30, 2013–February 16, 2014. Photo: Jessica Hromas; installation view, Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, June 13–October 1, 2014. Photo: David Heald
Clockwise from left: Tour given by June Yap during the media preview for No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asiac at the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, May 2014; Mind’s Eye Tour of Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, July 2014. Photo: Filip Wolak; installation view, No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, October 30, 2013–February 16, 2014; installation view, Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, June 13–October 1, 2014. Photo: David Heald

A look back over the past few years of the diverse and wide-ranging Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative.
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Art and the Arab Citizen: Raising Public Consciousness through the Arts

الفن والمواطن العربي: زيادة الوعي العام من خلال الفن سلوى مقدادي

Samah Hijawi, Imagined Memory (Thakira Khayalieh), 2007. Amman, Jordan. Photo: Courtesy the artist
Samah Hijawi, Imagined Memory (Thakira Khayalieh), 2007. Amman, Jordan. Photo: Courtesy the artist

Salwa Mikdadi’s historically informed account of contemporary art in the Arab world reveals how the past decade has seen new forms of creative practice emerge, contributing to the political and social empowerment of local communities.
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A Letter from Bolivia

Una correspondencia de Bolivia

Maria Galindo interviewing Álvaro García Linera, Vice-President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, for Bolivian Página Siete
Maria Galindo interviewing Álvaro García Linera, Vice-President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, for Bolivian Página Siete. Photo: Maria Galindo/Página Siete

In a letter addressed to MAP curator Pablo León de la Barra, Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz recalls something that happened while he was in the company of Bolivian artist María Galindo, an incident that prompted him to reconsider the idea of visibility in relation to the country’s contemporary art scene.
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The Dematerializer: Media, Ways of Life, and Politics in the Work of Roberto Jacoby

El Dematerializador: Medios, formas de vida y política en la obra de Roberto Jacoby

Roberto Jacoby and Syd Krochmalny, Chastity, Fruit, 2006–07
Roberto Jacoby and Syd Krochmalny, Chastity, Fruit, color photograph, 76.2 x 101.6 cm, 2006–07. Photo: Courtesy Syd Krochmalny © Roberto Jacoby

Artist and writer Syd Krochmalny provides a detailed account of the complex experimental oeuvre of iconoclastic Buenos Aires-born conceptual artist Roberto Jacoby, a body of work in which “life and art function as a continuum.”
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