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We are Here, They are There

Nosotros estamos aquí, ellos están allá

Front covers of Artes Visuales, issues 1–29. Published by Museo de Arte Moderno, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes & Secretaria de Educación Pública, Mexico City, 1972
Front covers of Artes Visuales, issues 1–29. Published by Museo de Arte Moderno, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes & Secretaria de Educación Pública, Mexico City, 1972. Photo: Courtesy Carla Stellweg

Curator Carla Stellweg relates her journey through the New York art world—one that began in the late 1960s—and asks how ideas of what constitutes Latin American contemporary art have changed during that time. 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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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. More

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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. More

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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.” More