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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 Garcia 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

Dispatches

Dispatch: Panama

Panama City. Photo: Courtesy Johann Wolfschoon
Panama City. Photo: Courtesy Johann Wolfschoon

Pablo Léon de la Barra's seventh report from his research travel across Latin America documents visits made by the Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, to key sites in Panama. Here at the continental crossroads, young artists, curators, and gallerists work against a backdrop of colonial-era houses, high-rise towers, and the century-old Panama Canal. More

Dispatches

Dispatch: Puerto Rico

Old San Juan, capital of the Free Associated State of Puerto Rico
Old San Juan, capital of the Free Associated State of Puerto Rico

Report number six from Pablo Léon de la Barra's exhibition-research trips across Latin America documents visits made by the Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, to cultural hotspots in Puerto Rico. There, artists and organizers are finding creative ways to persevere against the backdrop of an economy in crisis, often by drawing on the country’s rich history. More