Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative

Another great news here, a quick one. I’m being one of the contributors for the new Guggenheim Museum’s UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. Here some words that I took from the website:

“Launched today, the first phase of a new Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative web platform on Guggenheim.org unveils a richly interactive experience centered on the project’s goal of sparking a cross-cultural discussion on art from various regions around the world. Supplementing the inaugural exhibition, No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia(on view February 22–May 22, 2013), the online hub features perspectives from artists, curators, scholars, and specialists from around South and Southeast Asia. Investigating topics, mediums, and creative communities beyond those represented in the exhibition, this diverse group of experts provides users with myriad opportunities to engage actively with the project.

One highlight of the website’s new content is a series of essays by notable experts. Artist and art historian Iftikhar Dadi looks at the evolution of curatorial practice in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, while curator and art historian Patrick D. Flores offers a nuanced consideration of art-historical discourse focused on Southeast Asia. Also accessible in October will be a conversation between Arts Initiative Tokyo Deputy Director Roger MacDonald and Indonesian sound artist Duto Hardono, and a look at the political climate of Indonesian street art by writer and graphic designer Leonhard Bartolomeus.”

So yeah, for my part, Roger McDonald and I having a relax chat about some stuff. You can check it or download the mp3 & the interview transcript here:

Laughter, Boos, and Silence: Duto Hardono in Conversation with Roger McDonald

and don’t forget to visit the website regularly for any updates:

http://www.guggenheim.org/map

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