Under the Same Sun:
Art from Latin America Today

Curated by: Pablo León de la Barra
Venues & dates:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
13 June to 1 October 2014
Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
19 November 2015 to 7 February 2016
South London Gallery, London, UK
10 June to 4 September 2016

Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, forming part of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, presented a nuanced reconsideration of contemporary art in Latin America. According to curator Pablo León de la Barra, this extensive show aimed to present “a diversity of creative responses to a rich cultural context shaped by colonialism, civil conflict, economic crisis, social inequality, and repression – as well as by intervals of growth and the emergence of parallel modernities”. The focus was on work made by artists born after 1968, with the addition of several seminal artists, active and internationally recognised by the 1960s and 70s. Despite the complexity of the term “Latin America”, which de la Barra himself points out is “rife with contradiction”, Under the Same Sun powerfully brought together sophisticated artistic responses to this highly nuanced context.

Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today at South London Gallery, London, UK

Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today at South London Gallery, London, UK

Under the Same Sun:
Art from Latin America Today

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
13 June to 1 October 2014

Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
19 November 2015 to 7 February 2016

South London Gallery, London, UK
10 June to 4 September 2016

Curated by Pablo León de la Barra

Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, forming part of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, presented a nuanced reconsideration of contemporary art in Latin America. According to curator Pablo León de la Barra, this extensive show aimed to present “a diversity of creative responses to a rich cultural context shaped by colonialism, civil conflict, economic crisis, social inequality, and repression – as well as by intervals of growth and the emergence of parallel modernities”. The focus was on work made by artists born after 1968, with the addition of several seminal artists, active and internationally recognised by the 1960s and 70s. Despite the complexity of the term “Latin America”, which de la Barra himself points out is “rife with contradiction”, Under the Same Sun powerfully brought together sophisticated artistic responses to this highly nuanced context.

Installation view of Amalia Pica’s, A ∩ B ∩ C, 2013 in Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, © Amalia Pica Photo: David Heald © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

Installation view of Jonathas de Andrade’s, Posters for the Museum of the Man of the Northeast (Cartazes para o museu do homem do nordeste), 2013 as part of Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today. Courtesy: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the South London Gallery. Photo: Andy Stagg

Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today at South London Gallery, London, UK

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