rivane neuenschwander in ‘under the same sun: art from latin america today’ at south london gallery

10 June 2016
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.

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 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 include work by Rivane Neuenschwander, one of the most well known of the Brazilian conceptual artists to appear in the past decade. Neuenschwander commonly employs a simple framework and materials (ant-eaten rice paper, coconut powder, ground spices) to convey complex ideas. She tests her hypothesis numerous times, allowing her subject to determine its own evolution. Exploring nature's hidden and often chaotic logic, Neuenschwander has created a diverse and intimate body of work mapping and charting this evolving terrain.

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, Gabriel Orozco, Damián Ortega, Amalia Pica, Wilfredo Prieto, Paul Ramírez Jonas, Gabriel Sierra, Erika Verzutti, and Carla Zaccagnini.

The exhibition runs from 10 June until 4 September 2016.

Rivane Neuenschwander at South London Gallery.