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On the MAP: Carlos Motta’s America, Pablo León de la Barra’s Projects, and a Festival Curated by Sara Raza

Video still: Nisma Zaman/Matt Stanton Productions
Video still: Nisma Zaman/Matt Stanton Productions

In our latest monthly update from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, we share a video interview with artist Carlos Motta; we explore Pablo León de la Barra’s recent projects; and we take a look at the Baku Public Art Festival, organized this year by Sara Raza. More

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On the MAP: Art in Cuba, Exploring the Havana Biennial, and Engaging with the Guggenheim's Storylines Exhibition

Video still: Nisma Zaman/Matt Stanton Productions
Video still: Nisma Zaman/Matt Stanton Productions

In our latest monthly update from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, we share insights from artists and curators on Cuba and the Havana Biennial, and we take a look at MAP artists participating in the Guggenheim’s upcoming exhibition Storylines. More

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Dark Clouds on the Horizon? Camagüey and Havana

Marlon Portales with his painting concerning Castro and Obama’s announcement of talks toward normalization or relations between the U.S. and Cuba. Photo: Courtesy Elvis Fuentes
Marlon Portales with his painting concerning Castro and Obama’s announcement of talks toward normalization or relations between the U.S. and Cuba. Photo: Courtesy Elvis Fuentes

Elvis Fuentes visits the FIVAC festival in Camagüey, meets artist Marlon Portales in Havana, describes a new studio initiative, delineates the subtleties of the Havana Biennial and Zona Franca, and visits controversial artist Tania Bruguera. More

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Dispatch: Dominican Republic

View of Santo Domingo, capital city of the Dominican Republic
View of Santo Domingo, capital city of the Dominican Republic

In an on-the-road communiqué from the Dominican Republic, curator Pablo León de la Barra identifies some significant people and places in Santo Domingo, whose museums are notably out of step with the contemporary mainstream, visits artists on the outskirts of the city, and drops in to Santiago de los Caballeros. More

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Contrabienal: Art, Politics, and Latin American Identity in 1970s New York

Contrabienal: Arte, política e identidad Latinoamericana en la Nueva York de los años setenta

Front cover of Museo Latinoamericano and Movimiento por la Independencia Cultural de Latinoamérica, Contrabienal, 1971. Collection of Luis Camnitzer, New York
Front cover of Museo Latinoamericano and Movimiento por la Independencia Cultural de Latinoamérica, Contrabienal, 1971. Collection of Luis Camnitzer, New York

Aimé Iglesias Lukin revisits Contrabienal, an artist’s book that called for a boycott of the 1971 São Paulo Biennial, and documented the influence of politics on Latin American artists in 1960s and ’70s New York. More