10 June–11 September 2016
Works by Gabriel Orozco and Damián Ortega feature in ‘Under the same sun: Art from Latin America today‘. On display is Gabriel Orozco’s Piñanona 1 (2013), which interprets the shadows cast by the common Mexican plant of the same name in abstract form. Tortillas Construction Module (1998) by Damián Ortega takes the form of a sculpture made of corn tortillas and invites discourse surrounding locally sourced products and broader geopolitical issues.
Curated by Pablo León de la Barra, the exhibition brings together over 40 artists born after 1968 to examine a diversity of creative responses to modern histories of Latin America. Reflections on progress as well as repression are combined in the exhibition, which is part of the first UK collaboration with the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative.
The exhibition is the first to be housed in the South London Gallery‘s newly acquired building, a Grade II listed former Fire Station on Peckham Road. Playing an inaugural role in the transformation of the derelict building into a community cultural centre, the exhibition will be accompanied by a series of events and educational activities.
‘Under the same sun: Art from Latin America today‘
The South London Gallery & Fire Station
65-67 Peckham Road London
+44 (0) 20 7703 6120
Last Friday each month: 11am–9pm
Damián Ortega 'Tortillas Construction Module' (1998) © the artist
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund.
Installation view: Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, South London Gallery, 10 June–4 September 2016. Courtesy: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the South London Gallery. Photo: Andy Stagg