“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.