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Commonplace Narratives

Fugir da brasilidade

Demonstrators on Presidente Vargas Avenue in downtown Rio de Janeiro, June 20, 2013.
Demonstrators on Presidente Vargas Avenue in downtown Rio de Janeiro, June 20, 2013. Photo: Santiago García Navarro

Santiago Garcia Navarro examines some of the ways in which Brazil’s image of itself has been reflected in a matrix of cultural and popular phenomena that includes the writings of Oswald de Andrade and Paolo Virno, local demonstrations against the 2014 World Cup, and the ongoing activity of tag-writing pixadores. More

Dispatches

Dispatch: Panama

Panama City. Photo: Courtesy Johann Wolfschoon
Panama City. Photo: Courtesy Johann Wolfschoon

Pablo Léon de la Barra's seventh report from his research travel across Latin America documents visits made by the Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, to key sites in Panama. Here at the continental crossroads, young artists, curators, and gallerists work against a backdrop of colonial-era houses, high-rise towers, and the century-old Panama Canal. More

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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