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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

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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

Dispatches

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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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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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

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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 García 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