Newsletter #27 – November 2010



View of the New Museum's 3rd gallery floor. Photo: New Museum

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

Exhibition curated by Richard Flood, Director of Special Projects and Curator at Large of the New Museum, and Benjamin Godsill, Curatorial Associate.

Documentation Archive | Photo Gallery

Panel Discussion: The New CIty Reader & Latitudes. Chair: Richard Flood. Saturday 20 November, 3pm, New Museum Theater

'The Last Newspaper' is 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 use on-site offices to present their research and 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'... is an evolving-titled 12-page free weekly newspaper edited by Latitudes from a micro-newsroom on the third floor of the museum, and disseminated exclusively on printed format and on a weekly basis for 10 weeks.

'THE LAST POST'... is 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...)


Issue 1, 2, 3 and 4 of 'The Last...' (Post, Gazette, Register, Star-Ledger)

See inside the first 4 newspapers on Latitudes' YouTube Channel: 'The Last Post' (issue 1); The Last Gazette (issue 2); The Last Register (issue 3); The Last Star-Ledger (issue 4)

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


Also on view...


Display at Midway Contemporary Art.

'Vic Cambrils Barcelona...A Library Project', Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, 21 October–23 December 2010

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

The publications will be displayed at Midway's Library before being absorbed into the library holdings. In addition to the book acquisition, Latitudes invited Barcelona-based artists Mariona Moncunill, Gabriel Pericàs, Mireia C. Saladrigues and Oriol Vilanova to intervene in the library through 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


Also in 2011...


Pennacchio Argentato, Untitled (2010), collage, 60x60cm. Courtesy of the artists and T293, Naples.

Curators, 'Laboratorio 987' 2011 exhibition season: 'Amikejo', Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC), Spain

Marisa Argentato & Pasquale Pennacchio (29 January–27 March); Iratxe Jaio & Klaas van Gorkum (9 April–12 June); Uqbar Foundation (Mariana Castillo Deball & Irene Kopelman) (25 June–11 September) and Fermín Jiménez Landa & Lee Welch (24 September–15 January 2012)

Amikejo was an anomalous in-between state which never entirely existed, and was founded on a desire to foster more effective international communication through the synthetic language Esperanto. A 3½ km2 wedge of land between the Netherlands, Belgium and Prussia was established as a neutral area because of an important zinc mine. In 1908 the 2,500 identity-less citizens of Neutral Moresnet, as it was known, declared it to be the world’s first Esperanto state: Amikejo (‘place of great friendship’ in Esperanto). This episode-place, between pragmatic and conceptual borders of cartography, language, nationhood, and subjectivity, is entreated as a twin site to MUSAC's Laboratorio 987 and lends its name and symbolic implications to the exhibition series.

This twinning also participates in a succession of doublings, reflections, couplings and duplications throughout the series, most noticeably in the fact that the artists of each exhibition are formed by two individuals, as is Latitudes, and least noticeably in the fact that MUSAC and Latitudes were both founded in April 2005. (+ info...)

For the first exhibition, the Italian duo Pennacchio Argentato will present a new installation based on the expectations of performance and interactivity. By transforming the Laboratorio 987 space into an absurd and abstracted gym, the duo will frame their own activity by addressing the ideas of leisure and overproduction.

MUSAC | Avenida de los Reyes Leoneses, 24 | 24008 León | SPAIN | MAP


as well as...


Professional Encounters, 'Curating emerging artists', ARCOMadrid, 16–20 February 2011, Madrid

'Curating emerging artists' is one of the 6 Professional Encounters taking place in the forthcoming ARCOMadrid fair. At the invitation of Latitudes, 15 international curators will gather during the fair, and do short presentations of projects they are currently developing, with the aim of providing a quick framework to share and trigger common points of interest. In the afternoon the group will visit the fair and meet participating artists and gallerists. (+ info...)

The 2011 edition has a new director, Carlos Urroz, and celebrates the Fair's 30th anniversary.


Latitudes in the press...


Article on November's Architectural Digest España.

'6 New Curators, Architectural Digest España, November 2010

Six curators working today in Spain: Aimar Arriola, Iván López Munuera, Manuela Moscoso, Tania Pardo and Latitudes.

More press on Latitudes here


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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