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On the MAP: Appraising Nationhood, Considering Community, and Making the News

Sopheap Pich, Morning Glory, 2011. Rattan, bamboo, wire, plywood, and steel, 533.4 × 261.6 × 188 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund 2013.3 © Sopheap Pich. Installation view: Morning Glory, Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York, November 3–December 23, 2011
Sopheap Pich, Morning Glory, 2011. Rattan, bamboo, wire, plywood, and steel, 533.4 × 261.6 × 188 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund 2013.3 © Sopheap Pich. Installation view: Morning Glory, Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York, November 3–December 23, 2011

In our latest monthly update from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, we offer a look at the final incarnation of the project's traveling exhibition and share details on the forthcoming MAP-inspired edition of Guggenheim Forum. More

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A small gesture towards the capital B

Eko Nugroho, Taman Berbulan Kembar (Garden with Twin Moon), 2013
Eko Nugroho, Taman Berbulan Kembar (Garden with Twin Moon), 2013. Resin sculpture, plastic flowers, Muslim women’s prayer garments, dried flowers, embroidery, and mural, dimensions variable. Installation view, Jogyajakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Courtesy Qinyi Lim

Qinyi Lim questions the urgency and ethics of contemporary international biennnials, focusing on the Biennale Jogja XII and the Singapore Biennale 2013 as symptomatic of a “universalist regionalism” overly reliant on facile categories and keywords. More

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On the MAP: Curating the World, Hearing from Pablo León de la Barra, and Learning More about MAP Artists

Communists Like Us, 2006–10. Black-and-white video, with sound, 23 min., 5 sec., edition 2/5. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund 2012.163 © The Otolith Group
Communists Like Us, 2006–10. Black-and-white video, with sound, 23 min., 5 sec., edition 2/5. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund 2012.163 © The Otolith Group

In our latest monthly update from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, we share details of Pablo León de la Barra's global speaking schedule and take a look at our online hub for MAP artists. More

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On the MAP: A New Venue in Singapore, Shilpa Gupta's Neighborhood, and the Cultural Role of Rice

Ho Tzu Nyen, The Cloud of Unknowing, 2011. Four-channel video installation, color, with sound, 17 min., edition 1/1. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund 2012.141 © Ho Tzu Nyen
Ho Tzu Nyen, The Cloud of Unknowing, 2011. Four-channel video installation, color, with sound, 17 min., edition 1/1. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund 2012.141 © Ho Tzu Nyen

In our latest monthly update from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, we share details on the next stop for MAP’s touring exhibition, and reflect on the significance of rice in South and Southeast Asia. More

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On the MAP: Moving Materials, A Practice Rooted in Craft, and More

Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo and assistants at work. Video still: Matt Stanton Productions
Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo and assistants at work. Video still: Matt Stanton Productions

In the latest installment of our monthly update from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, we delve into the process of artists Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo and Khadim Ali, and follow curator Pablo Léon de la Barra as he journeys to Costa Rica. More

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On the MAP: Meet Our New Curator, See an Intriguing Video, and More

Pablo Léon de la Barra
Pablo Léon de la Barra, MAP’s curator for Latin America. Video still: Introducting Pablo Léon de la Barra, © 2013 The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

In the first of a monthly article series, we share updates, insights, and highlights from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. More