Pablo León de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, reveals how Latin American artists have employed the strategies of Conceptual art to subvert the region’s political and economic systems and situations. The curator describes how Colombian exhibition artist Wilson Díaz makes work that explores the damage wrought in his home country by its cocaine trade; featured in Under the Same Sun are a neon text, and works on paper that Díaz made with coca leaf pulp that allude to the plant’s roles as medicine, consumer product, and illegal narcotic. [June 2014]


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