Newsletter #26 – October 2010



Latitudes' newsroom on the third floor of the New Museum, New York Photo: Latitudes

Partner organisation in 'The Last Newspaper', 3, 4 and 5 gallery floors, New Museum, New York, 6 October 2010 – 9 January 2011

Exhibition co-curated by Richard Flood, Director of Special Projects and Curator at Large, and Benjamin Godsill, Curatorial Associate.

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'The first people we approached to participate were Max Andrews and Mariana Canepa Luna, who are partners in Latitudes, a curatorial office based in Barcelona. They have a wonderful flexibility in their projects, which include overseeing public commissions, organizing conferences, as well as initiating multidisciplinary research and editorial programs. Our preliminary conversations led quickly to the notion of a weekly newspaper produced in the New Museum over the course of a residency. From this point, we moved pretty quickly into a landscape of organizational residencies that will animate the social aspects of the exhibition'. – Richard Flood, interview with Benjamin Godsill about the exhibition, fall 2010

'The Last Newspaper' will be a hybrid exhibition exploring of how artists approach the news and how information is produced, managed, recorded, re-ordered, and disseminated. Alongside the exhibition, a number of partner organisations will use on-site offices to present their research, stage public dialogues, opening up the galleries as spaces of intellectual production as well as display. (+ info...)

'THE LAST POST' / 'THE LAST GAZETTE' / 'THE LAST REGISTER'... will be an evolving-titled 12-page free weekly newspaper edited by Latitudes from a micro-newsroom on the third floor of the New Museum and disseminated exclusively on printed format and on a weekly basis for 10 weeks.

In part a programming and discussion space in itself, 'THE LAST POST'... will be an incremental exhibition catalogue companioning 'The Last Newspaper exhibition and events, and a critical reflection on news. It is being conceived by a specially-assembled editorial team and contributors who are giving their time and skills pro bono. The published record of the enterprise will be bound at the conclusion to form a surrogate catalogue. (+ info...)

Press Release de Latitudes, 5 October 2010
Press Release, New Museum, 18 August 2010
Artforum Fall Preview, Artforum, September 2010
Holland Cotter, 'Art and News, Intersecting in the Digital Age', New York Times, 8 October 2010

New Museum | 235 Bowery | New York, NY 10002 | United States | MAP


Latitudes' newsroom on the third floor of the New Museum, New York Photo: Latitudes


Also this month...


Some of the books selected for the library. Photo: Latitudes

'Vic Cambrils Barcelona...A Library Project', Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, October 2010

Talk by Latitudes: Thursday 21st October, 19h

In response to Midway Contemporary Art Library’s holdings of museum catalogues and publishing houses in Barcelona, Latitudes has assembled a counter-accession of around 50 self- and micro-published books and paper editions by artists, designers, curators or publishing initiatives based in Catalonia since 2005 (+ info...)

The publications will be displayed at Midway's Library throughout October–November 2010 before being absorbed into the library holdings. In addition to the book acquisition, Latitudes invited four Barcelona-based artist Mariona Moncunill, Gabriel Pericàs, Mireia C. Saladrigues and Oriol Vilanova to intervene in Midway's library with a series of bookmarks which will be inserted into undisclosed publications throughout the library for unsuspecting readers to encounter.

Midway Contemporary Art | 527 Second Ave Southeast | 55414 Minneapolis, MN, United States | MAP


Forthcoming in 2011...


Film still from 'A Road Not Taken' (HD film, 66 min., 2010). Courtesy: the artists

Exhibition 'Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller: United Alternative Energies', Aarhus Art Building, Denmark, 22 January–3 April 2011

'Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller: United Alternative Energies' is one of five exhibition proposals selected from approximately 600 submissions received in response to the Aarhus Art Building's open call for their 2011 programme, entitled 'Imagine: Towards an Eco-Aesthetic'.

Christina Hemauer and Roman Keller have investigated the concept of energy for several years. One of their main areas of interest is the history of oil and its competing alternatives, notably solar energy. Often involving historical research, remembrance, performance and film, their projects focus in particular on the politics of oil, energy crises, and the pursuit of new technology.

The exhibition will be the most comprehensive presentation of the duo's work to date. (+ info...)

The Aarhus Art Building | J.M. Moerks Gade 13 | DK - 8000 Aarhus C | DENMARK


Latitudes in the press...


Paper Magazine, page 38

Article by Carlo McCormick, PAPER magazine, October 2010

Profile in the October 2010 issue of New York-based PAPER magazine, a monthly publication focusing on fashion, pop-culture, nightlife, music, art and film.

"...Of their proposed weeky in-house 12-page newspaper for the New Museum, which will cumulatevely amount to the show publication of record, Latitudes tells us: "The question of 'How you get your information?' hangs all over it. We have always been interested in art's role in the organisation of information, images and data and how we process it and understand it. The role of media in forming an opinion and its role in a free society is formidable, though not always progressive.'

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About Latitudes

Latitudes is a Barcelona-based [41º23’ N, 2º 11’ E] independent curatorial office initiated in April 2005 by Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna. Latitudes collaborates with artists and institutions in the conception, organisation and production of exhibitions, public commissions, conferences, editorial and research initiatives across local, pan-European and international situations. Latitudes is on the editorial board of Archive Books,Turin/Berlin, is a curatorial advisor for APT Intelligence and part of Plataforma Curatorial as well as of Hangar's Programming Committee 2010–2. Latitudes was awarded the GAC 2010 curatorial prize, given by the Catalan gallery association. (+ info...)

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