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Cloister of Askeaton's Franciscan friary where the body of Barcelona's pilgrim lies since 1784.

Second part of the The Pilgrim residency exchange between Barcelona and Askeaton, Co. Limerick, Ireland

Following the first part of the residency exchange in May 2023, Barcelona-based artist Eulàlia Rovira visited Askeaton, in southwest Ireland, for the first time in late August. She became captivated by the rapid tide of the river Deel as it runs through the town, taking an interest in the human and natural engineering of the Shannon Estuary – canal locks, hydroelectric power stations and bridge typologies.

Informed by the extraordinary story of The Pilgrim (narrated here) – an 18th-century Barcelona merchant who ended up living his last sixteen years in penance in the ruins of Askeaton’s Franciscan friary – project co-curators Askeaton Contemporary Arts and Latitudes each extended an invitation to Irish artists Ruth Clinton & Niamh Moriarty and Catalan Eulàlia Rovira to work around ideas of pilgrimage, relics, and twinning.

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The Pilgrim is supported by the Irish Arts Council’s International Residency Initiatives Scheme 2022.


GCC Spain Zoom event

Rewatch GCC Spain’s launch event

→ Watch the Zoom launch event (40 min.)

On June 19, 2023, the Spanish volunteer team of Gallery Climate Coalition launched GCC Spain, encouraging the local community to join the +1000 international members that form the coalition and to implement effective actions to decarbonise the art sector.

As part of GCC Spain’s Founding Committee, Latitudes represents the coalition nationally and is responsible for developing localised content and resources, as well as hosting events on environmental issues.

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Miralda, “La Sabateta de la Liberty” (Liberty’s Little Shoe), performance documentation. Courtesy: © the artist and Bombas Gens Centre d’Art, Valencia; Photo: Tania Castro.

Max Andrews reviews Miralda’s “Honeymoon: Unclassified” show at Bombas Gens Centre d’Art for frieze

“A giant high-heeled shoe with Venetian gondola trimmings stands in the courtyard of Bombas Gens Centre d’Art like a monument to fairy-tale slippers. Yet, this is a true-to-size stiletto, made to fit a 93-metre-tall debutante who stands in New York’s harbour: the Statue of Liberty.”

Review available online and in frieze’s 2023 October print issue.



This section of Latitudes' website cuts across 18 years of projects and research with updates and reportage

12 Sept 2023 The Pilgrim in Askeaton
6 Sept 2023 Cover Story, September 2023: The Pilgrim in Ireland
25 July 2023 Latitudes’ "out of office" 2022–23 season
1 July 2023 Cover Story, July–August 2023: Honeymoon in Valencia
1 Jun 2023 Cover Story, June 2023: Crystal Bennes futures
31 May 2023 Text on Crystal Bennes for the Freelands Foundation
10 May 2023 Latitudes qualifies as Active Members of GCC


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In 2005 Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna founded Latitudes, a curatorial office based in Barcelona working internationally across contemporary art practices.

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