Newsletter #39 – December 2011


Photo: Latitudes

'The Dutch Assembly / Asamblea de los Países Bajos', ARCOmadrid, 15–19 February 2012, Madrid

The Netherlands is the guest 'Focus' country in the forthcoming ARCOmadrid 2012 Fair. Within this context, Latitudes has been invited to curate the representation of Dutch art institutions. Hosted within a specially-commissioned structure in Hall 10, 'The Netherlands Assembly / Asamblea de los Países Bajos' will consist of the accumulation of over 30 hourly talks, readings, statements, artist presentations, performances and screenings from art spaces, research initiatives and artists, forming a series of documented 'depositions' analysing artistic practices and cultural policies from the Dutch perspective. (+ info...)

With the collaboration of the Mondriaan Foundation and the Embassy of the Netherlands.

Follow us on Twitter: #NLAssembly

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


Also this month: Three juries


Sala d'Art Jove 2012


GAC Awards

NB quadrado

Curatorial Open Call 2012

Latitudes is involved in the three juries this month: selecting visual arts, education, editorial, research and curatorial proposals for the 2012 Open Call at the Sala d'Art Jove. We are also part of the GAC Awards jury given by the Catalan Gallery Association (Award ceremony: 31 January 2012 at MACBA); and are part of the Curatorial Open Call 2012 jury which invites individuals or collectives to submit a proposal for curating an exhibition between June and July of 2012 at NoguerasBlanchard in Barcelona. Application deadline: 31 December 2011.


Until 15 January 2012...


View of the show. Photo: Imagen MAS/MUSAC


Performance 'Himno Nacional' (2011) during the opening. Photo: Latitudes

'Amikejo: Fermín Jiménez Landa & Lee Welch', final show of the exhibition series, Laboratorio 987, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, 24 September 2011–15 January 2012.

Documentation archive | Photo Gallery (exhibition) + (performance)

Fermín Jiménez Landa (1979 Pamplona. Lives between Pamplona, Valencia and Barcelona) & Lee Welch (1975, Louisville. Lives in Rotterdam) did not know each other before the invitation to participate in Amikejo. As if engaged in international diplomacy, the artists have had to get to know each other personally and artistically before issuing what might be regarded as a joint statement based on what they have agreed and negotiated, in the form of an exhibition. Jiménez Landa & Welch have chosen to establish their collaboration in relation to the notion of the micro-nation and devices which delineate sovereignty – borders, stamps, anthems, flags, and so on. (+ info...)

Mousse Publishing will release the publication of the exhibition series in January 2012, with artists' texts by Latitudes and essays by Peter Osborne (Professor of Modern European Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University, London); Ryszard Żelichowski (Professor and Director for Scientific Research at the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences); Theo Beckers (Former Professor of Leisure Studies at Tilburg University and currently faculty member of the Tilburg Sustainability Center and Visiting Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences); Prof. Dr. Menno Schilthuizen (Research scientist at NCB Naturalis, an endowed chair for Insect Biodiversity at the University of Groningen and an Associate Professor at Leiden University) and reprints by Giorgio Agamben, amongst others.

Follow us on Twitter: #amikejo

With the support of the Mondriaan Foundation, Amsterdam.

MUSAC | Avenida de los Reyes Leoneses, 24 | 24008 León | ESPAÑA | MAP | Tue–Fri: 10–15 / 17–20h; Sat–Sun: 11–15/ 17–21h. Monday closed.


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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 part of Hangar's 2010–12 Programming Committee. In 2010 Latitudes was awarded the inaugural GAC curatorial prize given by the Catalan gallery association. (+ info...)

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