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Art and Community: Creating a Space for Facilitation, Identity, and Culture at Slanguage Studio in Los Angeles

Arte y comunidad: crear un espacio para la estimulación, la identidad y la cultura; estudio del Slanguage en Los Ángeles

Mario “Dred” Lopez, Slanguage ten-year anniversary window project, part of Slang A.I.R. (Artist In Residency), Slanguage Studio, 2012. Acrylic. Photo: Courtesy Slanguage Studio
Mario “Dred” Lopez, Slanguage ten-year anniversary window project, part of Slang A.I.R. (Artist In Residency), Slanguage Studio, 2012. Acrylic. Photo: Courtesy Slanguage Studio

Karla Diaz and Mario Ybarra Jr. provide an account of Slanguage, “a studio, a de facto art school, a lab space, a community meeting place, a social sculpture” that they established in Wilmington, Los Angeles. More

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On the MAP: Iván Navarro on Creativity and Community and Luis Camnitzer on His Favorite Architectural Etchings

Video still: Nisma Zaman
Video still: Nisma Zaman

In our latest monthly update from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, we share a video interview with artist Iván Navarro, thoughts from Luis Camnitzer on an 18th-century printmaker, and updates on exhibitions of MAP artists’ work happening around the world. 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

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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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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