Newsletter #54 – May 2013

Final interviews of the #OpenCurating research


9: "Free Forms: An Interview with Lauren Cornell", Curator, 2015 Triennial, Digital Projects and Museum as Hub, New Museum, New York.

After serving for seven years as Executive Director of new media non-profit Rhizome, in 2012 Lauren Cornell was appointed “Curator, 2015 Triennial, Digital Projects and Museum as Hub” of the New Museum, New York. During her tenure at Rhizome – a New Museum affiliate – Cornell initiated programmes including the annual Seven on Seven conference series, which bridges contemporary art and technology fields by pairing technological innovators with visual artists and challenging them to develop something over the course of a day. At the New Museum, Cornell was part of the curatorial team for The Generational: Younger Than Jesus (2009) and curated exhibitions including Free (2010), a group show that examined “how the internet has changed our landscape of information and our notion of public space”. She is currently preparing the 2015 Triennial, the institution’s signature exhibition, which she will curate together with artist and filmmaker Ryan Trecartin.

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10: "Archive As Method: An Interview with Chantal Wong, Hammad Nasar and Lydia Ngai", Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong.

Asia Art Archive (AAA) was founded in 2000 with the mission of documenting, securing and making easily available information on the history of contemporary art in Asia within an international context. Based in the Sheung Wan district of Hong Kong, the non-profit organisation holds hundreds of thousands of physical and digital items. AAA aims to stimulate dialogue and critical thinking about how the region’s art histories are told and to “facilitate understanding, research, and writing in the field, enrich existing global narratives, and re-imagine the role of the archive”.* Through its website – offers access to a wealth of digital material including scanned images, correspondence, artists’ personal documents, audio and video of performance art, artist talks, lectures, and events. A broad range of initiatives including the journal Field Notes, research grants, residencies, symposia, exhibitions and teaching workshops address the core of AAA ’s commitment “to create a collection belonging to the public, existing not in an enclosed space, but in a space that is open and productive, generating new ideas and works that continually reshape the Archive itself”.

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#OpenCurating is a research project by Latitudes produced through BCN Producció 2012 of the Institut de Cultura de Barcelona.

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Previously in #OpenCurating


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


#2: "Alguien Dijo 'Adhocracia'?: Entrevista con Ethel Baraona Pohl", editora, arquitecta y blogger, Barcelona.


#3: "Itinerarios Transversales: Entrevista con Sònia López y Anna Ramos", Responsable de la web y Coordinadora de Proyectos de la Web y Ràdio Web MACBA, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona.


#4: "Democratizando la sociedad informacional: Entrevista con Daniel G. Andújar", artista visual, activista red y teórico del arte, Barcelona.


#5: "books_expanded_field: An Interview with Badlands Unlimited", New York-based publishing house.


#6: "From one history to a plurality of histories: An interview with Steven ten Thije", Research Curator, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.


#7: "Host and Ambassador: A Conversation with Yasmil Raymond", Curator, Dia Art Foundation, New York.

OC8 Issuu

8: "Digression(s), Entry point(s): An Interview with Heman Chong", Singapore-based artist, curator and writer.


In the press


'Growing Connectivity', The Visual Artists' News Sheet, May–June 2013

"Growing Connectivity", an interview by Anne Mullee, The Visual Artists’ News Sheet (VAN), May–June 2013.

Anne Mullee (Curatorial Assistant, Coordinator at The LAB Gallery, Dublin City Council Arts Office) conducted an interview with Latitudes discussing the research project #OpenCurating.

The interview took place in March, coinciding with Latitudes' trip to Dublin as part of the city cultural twinning with Barcelona. Latitudes' visit included a seminar to MAVIS students; participating in the Hugh Lane’s ‘Within the Public Realm’ curatorial seminar on public art (alongside organiser Amanda Ralph, curator Aisling Prior and artist Sean Lynch); visiting CCA Derry; as well as conducting studio visits arranged by Firestation Artists’ Studios and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.

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Latitudes during their presentation

Presentation "Incidents of Travel" at The Hugh Lane Dublin City Gallery, Dublin.

On March 12 Latitudes participated in the seminar "Within the Public Realm" organised by the MA in Visual Arts Practices in association with the Dublin City Council Arts Office. The seminar had the participation of curator Aisling Prior and the artist Sean Lynch, and concluded with a Q&A. (+ info)




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'Portscapes' – Accompanying the 2009 commission series in/around the Port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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Editor: Latitudes
Publisher: SKOR & Port of Rotterdam Authority
Format: box with ephemera, 33 x 27cm
Texts: Latitudes and Theo Tegelaers in English & Dutch
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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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