Newsletter #23 – May 2010


Graphic identity by Martí Anson in collaboration with ferranElOtro. Courtesy: the artist

Latitudes & Martí Anson participate in 'NO SOUL FOR SALE - A Festival of Independents' with the project 'Mataró Chauffeur Service', Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, 14–16 May, London, UK

Artist Talk: Friday 14 May, 14.30–15h

Following the first New York edition of the festival in June 2009, Latitudes will produce a further specially-commissioned collaboration with Catalan artist Martí Anson (b. Mataró, 1967). In response to the need to travel to London, Anson has proposed to set up his own company, 'Mataró Chauffeur Service' (in honour of his home city), and drive Latitudes from Barcelona [41º 23’N, 2º 11’E] to London [51°30′29″N 0°7′29″W] and back.

Legally registering his employment as a driver, designing the livery of the single vehicle fleet, his uniform and the journey to Tate Modern and back (including the ferry sailings from Santander–Portsmouth) all form a part of the project. The gold-trimmed black vehicle’s design is based on the original look of the yellow-and-black Mataró taxis from the 1960s, a branding later ‘stolen’ by neighboring Barcelona’s taxi fleet.

The car itself will form the basis of Latitudestemporary office-encampment in the Tate Modern Turbine Hall, which will be parked up for the weekend alongside a ‘typically Spanish’ picnic scenario of camping chairs, table and parasol. In this setting Latitudes will present ephemera, videos and publications relating to their recent projects.

Following the return journey to Barcelona, a publication designed by ferranElOtro will be produced compiling documentation of the project. Follow the progress of the journey on Latitudes' blog.

'No Soul for Sale' is part of the 10th Anniversary celebrations of Tate Modern and will feature around 70 innovative independent art spaces, not-for-profit organizations and collectives from Cali, Berlin, Philadelphia, Hong Kong, Lisbon, New York, Manila, Beijing, Berlin, etc. Participants will present events alongside each other without partitions walls, following a do-it-yourself style + info...

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Tate Modern | Bankside | London SE1 9TG | T 020 7887 8888 | Free entrance | MAP
Friday 14th 10.00-midnight; Saturday 15th 10.00-midnight; Sunday 16th 10.00–18.00

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The Falmouth Convention, 20–23 May, various venues around Cornwall, UK

The Falmouth Convention is a three-day international meeting of artists, curators and writers to explore issues of time and place in relation to contemporary art and exhibition making. The programme includes a keynote by Lucy Lippard on Thursday 20 May at 6.30pm, field trip expeditions and conference presentations by a range of visiting artists and curators. + info...

Latitudes' Max Andrews will be participating in a field trip being developed by Steve Rowell – artist, researcher, and collaborator with The Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) – in conjunction with SCAN and ProjectBase and in a seminar with the students of from the Curatorial Practice MA at the University College Falmouth (where he did art foundation studies in 1995).

Convened by Teresa Gleadowe and hosted by University College Falmouth. Delivered in partnership with ProjectBase and Tate St Ives.


About Latitudes

Latitudes is a Barcelona-based [41º23’ N, 2º11’ 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 is part of Plataforma Curatorial. Latitudes was recently awarded the GAC 2010 curatorial prize, given by the Catalan gallery association. + info...

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