To organize this exhibition and decide which works would be shown, Pablo León de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, traveled thousands of miles throughout Latin America, meeting with artists, visiting their studios, and learning more about their work. As you look at the works in the exhibition, notice the country that each artist is from and mark it with an X on your map. ARGENTINA A BOLIVIA B BRAZIL C CHILE D COLOMBIA E COSTA RICA F CUBA G N J G M I H K F H GUATEMALA IHONDURAS JMEXICO KPANAMA LPERU MPUERTO RICO (UNITED STATES) N UNITED STATES OURUGUAY PVENEZUELA P E L Family Activity Guide The works of art in this exhibition, along with others acquired as part of Guggenheim UBS MAP, will become part of the Guggenheim’s permanent collection. A collection can consist of objects a person finds interesting, beautiful, unusual, valuable, or fun. What do you collect? What is the most treasured object in your collection? Draw it in the space below. ART FROM LATIN AMERICA TODAY June 13–October 1, 2014 C B Where do you keep your collection? Do you keep it in a special place for others to see? Do you store it in a box or a plastic bag, safe from dirt and damage? A D UNDER THE SAME SUN O What would you like to add to your collection? Museums ask similar questions when they decide to expand their collections. AMALIA PICA Amalia Pica (b. 1978, Neuquén, Argentina) is an artist interested in exploring how we understand and communicate about the world around us. Welcome to Under the Same Sun: Art from Lation America Today, the second of three exhibition cycles that form the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. These exhibitions examine some of the ways in which artists living in various parts of the world are addressing the issues and concerns of our time. CARLOS AMORALES Carlos Amorales (b. 1970, Mexico City) is an artist interested in how viewers can affect works of art. This work above is inspired by the mobiles of Alexander Calder (1898–1976) like the one shown to the left. This family guide is designed for children and adults to use together as they discover more about the art that is being produced by contemporary artists Calder liked how mobiles “dance” and change as people move the air around them. across Latin America. As you explore, look for the works pictured in this guide. We invite you to discuss what you see, and to draw and write in this family guide. We hope you find that the closer you look, the more you discover! Amorales’s mobile not only dances, it sings! Visitors can use the soft mallets in the gallery to hit the cymbals and make their own music. Think about the title of the work, We’ll See How Everything Reverberates. Try it! You have the power to change the mood in this gallery through your music. During your visit, please remember: • Use your eyes and your imagination—do not touch the art. • Walk in the museum, do not run. • Use a quiet voice when sharing your ideas. • Write and draw only with pencils—no pens or markers please. This work uses the mathematical operation of intersection, shown by the symbol ∩ and the Venn diagram. A Venn diagram helps us group things together so that we can see similarities— an idea that allows for cooperation. As the mobile dances, invent a dance to dance with it! In the 1970s, the military dictatorship (or junta) in Argentina tried to ban the use of Venn diagrams in schools, believing that they could be used as a tool to promote subversive actions against the government. They hoped that if they withheld the Venn diagram, people would not be as able to communicate and collaborate. Pica puts the power of these symbols in the hands of people. Twice a week, performers move the colored shapes around to create new, unique ways for them to overlap and intersect. ME Activity: You ∩ Me: Use this Venn diagram to see how much you have in common with your family members. Ask a question of someone you’re with. When you agree, write his or her left to right: Alexander Calder, Red Lily Pads (Nenuphars rouges), 1956. Painted sheet metal and metal rods, 106.7 x 510.5 x 276.9 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 65.1737. © 2014 Calder Foundation, New York/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: David Heald Carlos Amorales, We’ll See How Everything Reverberates (Ya veremos como todo reverbera), 2012. Copper alloy, steel, and epoxy paint, three parts: one part 700 cm diameter; two parts 500 cm diameter. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund 2014.7. Installation view, Sharjah Biennial: A New Cultural Cartography, March 13–May 13, 2013. Photo: Courtesy of the artist, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, and the Sharjah Art Foundation Amalia Pica, A ∩ B ∩ C, 2013. Acrylic shapes and occasional performance, overall dimensions variable. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund 2014.45. Performance view, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, A ∩ B ∩ C, April 9–July 28, 2013. Courtesy the artist and Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Daniela Uribe, 2012 answer where the shapes overlap. When you have different answers, put them in the separate parts of the circles.
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