Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative Presents Under the Same Sun, Opening June 13

Curator Pablo León de la Barra Investigates Contemporary Art Practices in Latin America in Exhibition of Artists from 16 Countries

NEW YORK, April 10, 2014 /CNW/ - From June 13 through October 1, 2014, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York will present the exhibition Under the Same Sun, which marks the second phase of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. Organized by Pablo León de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, the exhibition features works by 37 artists and collaborative duos from 16 countries, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico (United States), Uruguay, and Venezuela. Following its presentation in New York, Under the Same Sun will travel to two additional venues.

With a selection of nearly 50 works including installations, mixed media works, paintings, photographs, sculptures, videos, and works on paper, Under the Same Sun surveys the most significant contemporary art practices in Latin America today. This presentation is the second of three exhibitions for the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. The artworks in the exhibition, along with others acquired as part of the initiative, will become part of the Guggenheim's permanent collection under the auspices of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund.

The exhibition examines the diversity of today's creative responses to complex shared realities, which have been influenced by colonial and modern histories, repressive governments, economic crises, and social inequality, as well as by concurrent periods of regional economic wealth, development, and progress. Despite financial growth and increased stability in most of the continent over the past decade, it remains divided by social and ethnic differences and marked by political and economic shifts. Under the Same Sun presents artistic responses to the past and present that are inscribed within these contexts, and explores the possibility of the construction of alternative futures.

The artists in the exhibition are:


  • Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla (b. 1974, Philadelphia/b. 1971, Havana, Cuba)
  • Carlos Amorales (b. 1970, Mexico City)
  • Armando Andrade Tudela (b. 1975, Lima, Peru)
  • Alexander Apóstol (b. 1969, Caracas, Venezuela)
  • Tania Bruguera (b. 1968, Havana, Cuba)
  • Luis Camnitzer (b. 1937, Lübeck, Germany)
  • Mariana Castillo Deball (b. 1975, Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Alejandro Cesarco (b. 1975, Montevideo, Uruguay)
  • Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker (b. 1966, Atlanta, United States/b. 1975, Quito, Ecuador
  • Adriano Costa (b. 1975, São Paulo; Brazil)
  • Minerva Cuevas (b. 1975, Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Jonathas de Andrade (b. 1982, Maceió, Brazil)
  • Wilson Díaz (b. 1963, Pitalito, Colombia)
  • Juan Downey (b. 1940, Santiago, Chile)
  • Regina José Galindo (b. 1974, Guatemala City, Guatemala)
  • Mario García Torres (b. 1975, Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Dominique González-Foerster (b. 1965, Strasbourg, France)
  • Tamar Guimarães (b. 1967, Belo Horizonte, Brazil)
  • Federico Herrero (b. 1978, San José, Costa Rica)
  • Alfredo Jaar (b. 1956, Santiago, Chile)
  • Claudia Joskowicz (b. 1968, Santa Cruz, Bolivia)
  • Runo Lagomarsino (b. 1977, Malmö, Sweden)
  • David Lamelas (b. 1946, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Gilda Mantilla and Raimond Chaves (b. 1967, Los Angeles/b. 1963, Bogotá, Colombia)
  • Marta Minujín (b. 1943, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Carlos Motta (b. 1978, Bogotá, Colombia)
  • Iván Navarro (b. 1972, Santiago, Chile)
  • Rivane Neuenschwander (b. 1967, Belo Horizonte, Brazil)
  • Gabriel Orozco (b. 1962, Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico)
  • Amalia Pica (b. 1978, Neuquén, Argentina)
  • Wilfredo Prieto (b. 1978, Sancti Spíritus, Cuba)
  • Paul Ramírez Jonas (b. 1965, Pomona, United States)
  • Beatriz Santiago Muñoz (b. 1972, San Juan, Puerto Rico)
  • Gabriel Sierra (b. 1975, San Juan Nepomuceno, Colombia)
  • Javier Téllez (b. 1969, Valencia, Venezuela)
  • Erika Verzutti (b. 1971, São Paulo, Brazil,)
  • Carla Zaccagnini (b. 1973, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

A dynamic, customized set of audience-driven education programs, both at the exhibition venues and online, will accompany the presentation. The MAP online platform encourages a dialogue about contemporary art and cultural practice in the initiative's three regions of focus. Guggenheim.org/MAP features videos about and featuring the artists, curators, public programs, and exhibitions; access to learning tools, in-depth artist profiles, and three blog series which examine cultural production, research, and dialogue in the regions.

Launched in April 2012, the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative is a multi-year collaboration that charts contemporary art practice in three geographic regions—South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa—and encompasses curatorial residencies, international touring exhibitions, audience-driven education programming, and acquisitions for the Guggenheim's permanent collection. All works have been newly acquired for the Guggenheim's collection under the auspices of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund. The initiative builds upon and reflects the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation's distinguished history of internationalism and significantly increases the Guggenheim's holdings of art from these dynamic communities.

For a complete press kit, go to guggenheim.org/presskits
Initiative Website: guggenheim.org/MAP

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For further information:

Lauren Van Natten, Guggenheim Museum, 212 423 3840, pressoffice@guggenheim.org, Amy Wentz, Polskin Arts, 212 715 1551, wentza@finnpartners.com, or Karina Byrne, UBS Americas, 212 882 5692, karina.byrne@ubs.com

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