The South London Gallery presents Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, the second exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative.
Curated by Pablo León de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, in collaboration with the South London Gallery, the exhibition highlights recently acquired works by more than 20 artists working with mediums and methods including installation, painting, performance, photography, sculpture, and video. Participating artists include: Carlos Amorales, Tania Bruguera, Mariana Castillo Deball, Raimond Chaves and Gilda Mantilla, Minerva Cuevas, Jonathas de Andrade, Wilson Díaz, Rafael Ferrer, Federico Herrero, Alfredo Jaar, Runo Lagomarsino, Marta Minujín, Carlos Motta, Rivane Neuenschwander, Gabriel Orozco, Damián Ortega, Amalia Pica, Wilfredo Prieto, Paul Ramírez Jonas, Gabriel Sierra, 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.
The exhibition will be the first to be housed in both the SLG’s main site and the ground floor of its new building, a neighbouring former Fire Station currently under restoration.
The Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative is a multiyear programme initiated by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and UBS in support of contemporary art and artists from three regions—South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa—through four key components: acquisitions, curatorial residencies, exhibitions, and educational programmes.
MAP builds upon and reflects the Guggenheim’s distinguished history of internationalism and UBS’s commitment to direct engagement with contemporary art and education. MAP projects focus attention on vibrant artistic practices in each region and foster new relationships among artists, institutions, scholars, and visitors. Extensive on-the-ground research by distinguished curators with expertise in each region underpins an institutional effort to diversify and enrich the Guggenheim’s collection of contemporary art from across the globe that is unprecedented in scope, scale, and range. The Latin American programme has brought 50 new works into the Guggenheim collection, an increase of 31%.