June 8, 2016 - South London Gallery - Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today
June 8, 2016

South London Gallery

Amalia Pica, A ∩ B C, 2013. Acrylic and occasional performance, overall dimensions variable. Installation view: Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2014. © Amalia Pica. Photo: David Heald. © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today
June 10–September 4, 2016

South London Gallery
65-67 Peckham Rd
London SE5 8UH
United Kingdom
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Wednesday 11am–9pm

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Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, the second exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, opens at the South London Gallery (SLG) on June 10, 2016. The exhibition premiered at the Guggenheim Museum in New York in June 2014 and was then shown at Museo Jumex, Mexico City’s newest museum of contemporary art, from November 2015 to February 2016. This is its only showing outside of the Americas.

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 40 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, Mariana Castillo Deball, Alejandro Cesarco, Raimond Chaves and Gilda Mantilla, Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker, Adriano Costa, Eduardo Costa, Minerva Cuevas, Jonathas de Andrade, Wilson Díaz, Rafael Ferrer, Regina José Galindo, Mario García Torres, Tamar Guimarães, Federico Herrero, Alfredo Jaar, Claudia Joskowicz, Runo Lagomarsino, David Lamelas and 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.

With a focus on work made by artists born after 1968, in addition to several early pioneers who were active internationally in the 1960s and ’70s, Under the Same Sun at the South London Gallery examines a diversity of creative responses by artists to complex, shared realities that 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.

Under the Same Sun is presented across several spaces in and around the South London Gallery’s main site and and the ground floor of its new building, a former Fire Station currently under restoration. Rafael Ferrer’s text-based work Artforhum is installed on the wall of the SLG’s Fox Garden, and a new commission by Federico Herrero is on Pelican Housing Estate, directly behind the Fire Station. Details of other off-site works and events are listed on the SLG’s website. Highlights include Amalia Pica’s performance Asamble at Peckham Square and Alfredo Jaar’s A Logo for America in central London. 

About MAP
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 guggenheim.org/MAP.


Related programs

Amalia Pica: Asamble
June 11, 12–1pm
Participants from the local area present Asamble, a choreographed, circular assembly that never closes.
Peckham Square, London, SE15 5RS 

Alfredo Jaar: A Logo for America
July 28, 7–9pm
Talk to coincide with the inaugural presentation of A Logo for America in London
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle St., W1S 4BS 

Tania Bruguera & Saskia Sassen in conversation
August 18, 7–9pm
Discussion on Bruguera's research project Immigrant Movement International and her residency at the SLG 
London School of Economics Campus, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, WC2A 2AE 


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