International Acquisitions Programme – Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative – Comes to the South London Gallery
Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today 10 June-4 September 2016
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LONDON, June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Marking the Guggenheim’s first major collaboration and exhibition presentation in the UK, Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today opens at the South London Gallery (SLG) 10 June 2016.
Venue: South London Gallery
Location: 65-67 Peckham Road, London SE5 8UH
DATES: 10 June-4 September 2016
The exhibition is part of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, a multiyear acquisitions programme that will strengthen the international reach of the Guggenheim’s permanent collection. Under the Same Sun brings an academic survey of contemporary art practice from Latin America to South London, home to one the largest Latin American communities in Europe. Thanks to the support of UBS, the Guggenheim presentation will also offer the first public view of the South London Gallery’s new exhibition space, the former Peckham Road Fire Station.
The exhibition has been organized by Pablo León de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, in collaboration with the team at the South London Gallery, and highlights recently acquired works by more than forty artists working with mediums and methods including installation, painting, performance, photography, sculpture, and video. Participating artists include: Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Carlos Amorales, Alexander Apóstol, Tania Bruguera, Luis Camnitzer,Marianna Castillo Deball, Alejandro Cesarco, Raimond Chaves and Gilda Mantilla, Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker, Adriano Costa, Eduardo Costa, Minerva Cuevas, Jonathas de Andrade, Wilson Diaz, Rafael Ferrer, Regina José Galindo, Mario García Torres, Tamar Guimarães, Federico Herrero, Alfredo Jaar, Claudia Joskowicz, Runo Lagomarsino, David Lamelas with Hildegarde Duane, Marta Minujín, Carlos Motta, Iván Navarro, Rivane Neuenschwander, Gabriel Orozco, Damián Ortega, Amalia Pica, Wilfredo Prieto, Paul Ramírez Jonas, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Gabriel Sierra, Javier Téllez, Erika Verzutti, and Carla Zaccagnini.
Under the Same Sun examines a diversity of creative responses by artists to complex, shared realities. The exhibition focuses on work made by artists born after 1968, in addition to several early pioneers who were active internationally in the 1960s and ’70s, many of whom have been influenced by shared colonial and modern histories, repressive governments, economic crises, social inequality, and concurrent periods of regional economic wealth, development, and progress. Special projects commissioned specifically for the South London Gallery edition of the exhibition include:
- On a screen in central London, Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar presents the first UK broadcast of A Logo for America, a work originally presented on an electronic billboard in New York City’s Times Square in 1987.
- From July to August, for the first time in more than twenty years, Cuban artist Tania Bruguera will be in residence in the UK.
- Costa Rican artist Federico Herrero will work with local residents to transform a children’s playground in Peckham with a distinctive, brightly coloured floor mural.
- Argentinian artist Amalia Pica will work with invited participants to present her performance Asamble (2015) in Peckham Square on 11 June at 12 pm.
About the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative
The Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative is a distinctive programme that offers direct access to contemporary art and education on a global scale. Through in-depth collaboration with artists, curators, and cultural organisations from South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa, MAP has expanded the Guggenheim’s collection with more than 125 new works. Partnerships with cultural organisations such as the South London Gallery have been at the heart of the project throughout, extending its creative reach and impact both physically and digitally.
But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa, the exhibition representing the project’s third phase, is currently on view at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Together, the Guggenheim and UBS recognise the power of contemporary art to connect and inspire communities, spark debate, enrich the present, and help shape the future. This long-term collaboration underscores a mutual commitment to supporting today’s most innovative artists by increasing visibility of their work in New York and across the globe.
Learn more about the artists, curators, and exhibitions that bring these works to life at www.guggenheim.org/MAP.
Translations of the media release in Spanish, French, German, and Italian will be available at guggenheim.org/pressreleases.