Newsletter #30 – February 2011

On 18th February...


Professional Encounters, 'Curating emerging artists', ARCOMadrid, Friday 18 February 2011, Madrid

'Curating emerging artists' is one of the 6 Professional Encounters taking place on Friday 18 February during the forthcoming ARCOMadrid fair. At the invitation of Latitudes 16 international curators will do 5 minute presentations showing 10 images, on recent or forthcoming projects with the aim of providing a quick framework to share and trigger common points of interest.

The invited curators are Anne Barlow (UK/US); Mark Beasley (UK/US); Rob Blackson (US); Inti Guerrero (CO/NL); Tessa Giblin (NZ/IE); Krist Gruijthuijsen (NL); Eva Grinstein (AR); Vincent Honoré (FR/UK); Xenia Kalpaktsoglou (GR); Martí Manen (ES/SE); Mihnea Mircan (RO); Bruna Roccasalva (IT) and Vincenzo de Bellis (IT); Jennifer Teets (US/FR); Alexis Vaillant (FR); Nathalie Zonnenberg (NL) (+ info...)

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

ARCOMadrid (Ifema Fair Grounds) | Feria de Madrid | 28042 Madrid, SPAIN | MAP


Opening 24 February, 18–21h...


Kasper Akhøj, Abstracta (2007–ongoing), artist documentation. Courtesy: the artist.

'Exposition Internationale des Art Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes & des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne', Meessen De Clercq, Brussels, Belgium, 25 February–16 April 2011.

Artists: Kasper Akhøj (1976, Copenhagen, Denmark. Lives in New York, US); Martí Anson (1967, Mataró, Spain. Lives there); Maria Loboda (1979, Kraków, Poland. Lives in London, UK); Charlotte Moth (1975, Carshalton, UK. Lives in Paris, France); Sarah Ortmeyer (1980, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Lives there)

The International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts & Arts and Technology in Modern Life presents the work of five contemporary visual artists which engage with specific instances of modernity as represented through industrial or domestic design. A world-famous tower, a street, a range of furniture, and a modular display system, for example, have been metaphorically taken apart before being reconstituted, sometimes literally, through artistic practices and personal affiliations which incorporate historical research, travel, tribute and scenography. (+ info...)


Meessen De Clercq | Abdijstraat 2a Rue de l'Abbaye | 1000 Brussels, BE | Tue–Sat 11am–6pm | MAP


Continues until 27 March...


View of 'Amikejo: Pennacchio Argentato', Laboratorio 987, MUSAC. Courtesy of the artists and T293, Naples.

Curators of 'Amikejo: Pennacchio Argentato', 29 January–27 March, inaugural exhibition of the 2011 season at the 'Laboratorio 987', MUSAC, Spain.

For the inaugural show of the Amikejo series, the Neapolitan duo Pennacchio Argentato has presented a new installation based on expectations about performativity and interactivity in exhibition spaces. By transforming the Laboratorio 987 space into an interior akin to an abstract fitness gymnasium, the artists frame their own activity as young artists alongside that of Amikejo by addressing the ideas of leisure and overproduction, work and non-work. Presenting a series of rough concrete “muscular” sculptures resembling prototypes for exercise machines, they seemingly promise engagement though, as the artists describe, “all without seeing or offering any end result”. (+ info...)

Forthcoming exhibitions: Iratxe Jaio & Klaas van Gorkum (9 April–12 June); Uqbar Foundation (25 June–11 September) and Fermín Jiménez Landa & Lee Welch (24 September–15 January 2012)


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


Continues until 3 April...


View of the exhibition in Århus. Photo: Latitudes

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

'Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller: United Alternative Energies' is the most comprehensive presentation of the duo's work to date, and includes 10 works, 4 of which are new productions. 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. (+ info...)

A 36-page full colour booklet has been published on occasion of the exhibition with an introductory essay as well as short texts on each of the works by the exhibition curators. Bilingual edition English/Danish.

Exhibition possible thanks to the generous support of Pro Helvetia and the Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation.


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


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Installation views of 'Amikejo: Pennacchio Argentato', Laboratorio 987, MUSAC, León; Installation views of 'Christina Hemauer | Roman Keller: United Alternative Energies', Århus Art Building, Århus, Denmark; 'The Last Newspaper' catalogue editions;
Projects' timeline. (+ info...)


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 part of Plataforma Curatorial as well as of Hangar's Programming Committee 2010–2. Latitudes was awarded the inaugural GAC 2010 curatorial prize, given by the Catalan gallery association. (+ info...)

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