Newsletter #51 – February 2013


Visiting the concrete islands beneath the Connaught Road West flyover, Hong Kong. Photo: Heman Chong

'Incidents of Travel: Hong Kong', as part of Moderation(s), Spring Workshop, Hong Kong, 7 January–10 February 2013

Saturday 2 February, 19–22h: Open Day, food and conversation between Heman Chong and Latitudes.

As part of the year-long programme 'Moderation(s)', a collaboration between Spring Workshop and Witte de With in Rotterdam – and elaborating on Incidents of Travel: Mexico CityLatitudes invited Hong Kong-based artists Nadim Abbas (19 January), Yuk King Tan (24 January), Ho Sin Tung (29 January), and Samson Young (7 February) to develop day-long tours, thus retelling the city and their artistic concerns through personal itineraries and waypoints.

Archive of twitter / facebook / soundcloud posts via storify.

Press coverage:
Zoe Li, The "Pathology" of Hong Kong in the Work of Artist Nadim Abbas, 22 January 2013,
Richard Lord, "Spring Workshop brings artistic disciplines together", 27 January 2013, South China Morning Post
John Jervis, Spring Workshop and "Moderation(s)", blog of Art Asia Pacific, 1 February 2013

Follow us on Twitter: #Moderations #IncidentsOfTravel

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#OpenCurating research

"Latitudes in conversation with Yasmil Raymond", Curator, Dia Art Foundation in New York. Tuesday 19 February, 19:30h, Auditori Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA).


Yasmil Raymond, Curator, Dia Art Foundation, New York. Photo: Lina Bertucci

This event is part of Latitudes' ongoing #OpenCurating research, which analyses the implications of Web 2.0, participation and transparency for contemporary art production and programming.

The conversation with Dia Art Foundation's curator Yasmil Raymond will address Dia's historical identity, the evolving role of the curator, and Raymond's vision in commissioning and preserving art projects. The evening will incorporate "crowd-sourced" questions solicited through the Twitter hashtag #OpenCurating.

Yasmil Raymond has worked at the Dia Art Foundation since 2009, where she has organized exhibitions and projects with artists such as Jean-Luc Moulène (2012); Yvonne Rainer (2011-12); Koo Jeong A (2010-11); Franz Erhard Walther (2010-2012); and Trisha Brown (2009-10). Prior to joining Dia, Raymond worked at the Walker Art Center (2004–2009) in Minneapolis where she organized solo exhibitions with Tomás Saraceno (2009), Tino Sehgal (2007) and group exhibitions including Abstract Resistance (2010); Brave New Worlds (2007, co-curated with Doryun Chong). Raymond studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1999) and the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (2004).

Free. In English with simultaneous translation.

Previous #OpenCurating interviews


"Beyond Interface: An Interview with Robin Dowden, Nate Solas, and Paul Schmelzer", web team from the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

Read here (in English)


"Alguien Dijo 'Adhocracia'?: Entrevista con Ethel Baraona Pohl" with editor, architect and blogger, Barcelona.

Read here in Spanish
Read here in English


"Itinerarios Transversales: Entrevista con Sònia López y Anna Ramos" from the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)

Read here in Spanish
Read here in English


"Democratizando la sociedad informacional: Entrevista con Daniel G. Andújar", visual artist, web activist and art theorist, Barcelona.

Read here (in Spanish)


'books_expanded_field: An interview with Badlands Unlimited', New York-based publishing house.

Read here (in English)

#OpenCurating was awarded the first BCN Producció 2012 Research Grant of the Institut de Cultura de Barcelona.

Follow us on Twitter: #OpenCurating

Content partners: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

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About Latitudes

Latitudes is an independent curatorial office initiated in April 2005 by Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna, that works in an international context from and in Barcelona, Spain. Latitudes is a member of the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art (IKT) and in 2010 received the inaugural Curatorial Award, Premios GAC.

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