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UNDER THE SAME SUN: ART FROM LATIN AMERICAN TODAY

From June 13 to October 1, 2014, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York presents the exhibition Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today. Curated by Pablo León de la Barra, this exhibition presents different art of the past and present that is part of these regional, economic and political contexts, and explores the possibility of constructing alternative of future answers. Under the Same Sun, has nearly 50 artworks by 40 artists and couples from 15 countries, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico (USA), Uruguay and Venezuela. The works were acquired for the permanent collection of the Guggenheim 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 their particular colonial and modern stories, repressive governments, economic crisis and social inequality, as well as periods of development and progress. Despite the economic growth and increased stability in most of the continent during the last decade, still divided by social and ethnic differences, and marked by political and economic changes.  Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today come to Mexico City in the fall of 2015, direct to the Museo Jumex.

Source and images: ©Museo Solomon R. Guggenheim

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