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On the MAP: Thoughts from MAP Curator Sara Raza, Paul Ramírez Jonas on His Public Art, and a Curatorial Tour of Ecuador

Sara Raza. Video still: Nisma Zaman
Sara Raza. Video still: Nisma Zaman

In our latest monthly update from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, we share a compelling interview with curator Sara Raza; an insightful video about artist Paul Ramírez Jonas; and a variety of new posts about the cultural scene in Ecuador. More

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Notes from a Neighborhood Called Cuba

Notas desde un barrio llamado Cuba

Video still: Notas desde un barrio llamado Cuba
Video still: Ericka Olivares, Notas desde un barrio llamado Cuba, 2014

In a video inspired by Argentine art critic Marta Traba and shot in Guayaquil, Lupe Alvarez and Eliana Hidalgo explore Ecuadorian art, discussing among other things the contribution of Eduardo Kingman and the roles of caricature and photography. More

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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. More

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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. More

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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 Asia 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. More