Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today:
symposium, films and performances

Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today:
symposium, films and performances

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Luis Camnitzer, Art History Lesson no. 6, 2000. Ten slide projectors with various stands. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund 2014.12. Crop of installation view: Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, July 13–October 1, 2014. Photo: David Heald. © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York.
September 3, 2014
Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today: symposium, films and performances

September 2014

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
5th Ave at 89th St
New York City


In conjunction with the final weeks of Under the Same Sun: Art From Latin America Today, closing on October 1, the Guggenheim will host programs featuring artists, curators, and filmmakers from Latin America

“La Universidad Desconocida (The Unknown University)”
Friday, September 19, 11am–6pm
8 USD discounted tickets are supported by UBS. Free for students with RSVP.

“I believe that in the formation of all writers there’s an unknown university that guides his steps, and which, evidently, doesn’t have a fixed location, it’s a mobile university, but which is common to everyone.” –Roberto Bolaño, La Universidad Desconocida (Barcelona: Anagrama, 2007)

Organized by Pablo León De La Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, this daylong symposium is framed by two significant keynote lectures by scholars Walter Mignolo (Duke University) and Suely Rolnik (Catholic University of São Paulo). The program also includes curatorial case studies and conversations with artists addressing critical issues around exhibition building, collections formation, political activism, colonialism, modernism, and anthropological study. The program concludes with an exhibition viewing and reception.

Symposium participants:

Tania Bruguera, exhibition artist,lives and works in New York.

Luis Camnitzer, exhibition artist,lives and works in New York.

Raimond Chaves and Gilda Mantilla, exhibition artists, live and work in Lima. 

Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, curator at the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros in New York.

Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz, independent curator based in Berlin, Germany, and La Paz, Bolivia.

Marilys Downey, widow and (former) collaborator of exhibition artist Juan Downey. 

Julieta González, Senior Curator at the Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City, and Adjunct Curator at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York.

Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Programs at The Jewish Museum, New York.

Walter Mignolo, William H. Wannamaker Professor of Literature and Director of the Center for Global Studies and the Humanities at Duke University, Durham.

Gerardo Mosquera, Chief Curator of the San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial (2015) in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Tobias Ostrander, Chief Curator at the Pérez Art Museum Miami.

Adriano Pedrosa, independent curator based in São Paulo.

Mari Carmen Ramírez, Wortham Curator of Latin American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Suely Rolnik, professor at the Catholic University of São Paulo.

Film screenings
“Tropical Uncanny: Latin American Tropes and Mythologies”
Fridays through September 26, 1pm
Free with museum admission

Co-presented with Cinema Tropical, this series features a playful revision of some of Latin America’s cinematic, cultural, political, and social tropes as shown through a mix of documentary, fiction, and experimental films. Presented in conjunction with Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, “Tropical Uncanny” reexamines representations of Latin America at home and abroad. Select programs includepost-screening Q&A with special guests and Cinema Tropical co-founder Carlos Gutiérrez.

New York film screening premieres
Ebb and Flow and Hiroshima
Saturday, September 20, 6pm
Free with museum admission.

This special evening screening includes work by two filmmakers who push the cinematic use of verbal language to its limits. Gabriel Mascaro’s Ebb and Flow (A Onda Traz, O Vento Leva) follows a young deaf man who installs car stereos in a small dealership, while Pablo Stoll’s Hiroshima makes clever use of inter-titles in the silent account of a young slacker who sings in a rock band.

Gabriel Mascaro (Brazil/Spain)
Ebb and Flow (A Onda Traz, O Vento Leva), 2012
28 minutes, Portuguese with English subtitles

Pablo Stoll (Uraguay/Colombia/Argentina/Spain)
Hiroshima, 2009
79 minutes, no dialogue with English inter-titles

For full schedule, visit guggenheim.org/filmscreenings.

The Francis Effect
Through October 1

The Francis Effect is an ongoing performance work by Under the Same Sun artist Tania Bruguera. Seeking to challenge public perceptions of immigration through an eloquent artistic response to recent shifts in world culture, and working within the framework of her ongoing “Dignity Has No Nationality” project while stationed outside the museum, the artist and her collaborators are collecting signatures on postcards addressed to Pope Francis that endorse his supportive stance toward immigrants. Referring to Vatican City as a “conceptual nation” with an open-border policy, Bruguera and her supporters request that the Pope grant citizenship to immigrants as a gesture toward uniting the world. More than 10,000 signatures have been gathered to date, and the artist is now working to secure a meeting with the Pope to deliver the postcards in person.

Additional resources
Visit guggenheim.org/map to learn more about exhibition programs for Under the Same Sun. There, see Pablo Helguera’s “On the Future of Art,” a Siesta Talk with Erika Verzutti, and many other multimedia resources from past Guggenheim public programs.

The Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative is a cultural engagement of UBS.

Public programs are supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Film screenings are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

“Tropical Uncanny” is programmed by Carlos A. Gutiérrez in collaboration with Jerónimo Rodríguez.

The Francis Effect is presented by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as part of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. It is produced in collaboration with the exhibition Citizen Culture: Artists and Architects Shape Policy at the Santa Monica Museum of Art and is the culminating project of The Meadows Prize, awarded to Bruguera by the Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University.

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