Courtesy Freelands Foundation.

Writing: Profile on Crystal Bennes in the catalogue “Betwixt 2024” published by the Freelands Foundation, London

The publication “Betwixt 2024” has recently launched, coinciding with the opening of the exhibition organised by the Freelands Foundation and taking place across four sites in central and north London between 17–23 February 2024. The artist Crystal Bennes is participating alongside 19 other artists based in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, and Sheffield.

Latitudes’ profiles a new work Bennes has produced with the support of the Freelands Artist Programme, that will be presented from March 16th as part of a group exhibition foregrounding the practices of ten emerging Scottish-based artists at the Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh.

Involving tapestry, sculptural installation, video, and performance Bennes’ new project “O (Copper, cotton, cobalt, crude, naphtha, bauxite, palm)” (2023) addresses the rapaciousness and sophistry of commodities trading, an arena in which financial instruments are used to bet on the future value of raw materials and natural resources including crude oil, metals, coffee, and cotton.

Published in 2024, 370 pages, designed by Kristin Metho
Available here for £15 (+ shipping)



This section of Latitudes’ website cuts across 19 years of projects and research with updates and reportage

19 Feb 2024 Text on Crystal Bennes in “Betwixt 2024” publication
1 Feb 2024 Cover Story: Climate Conscious Travel
2 Jan 2024 Cover Story: Curating Lab 2014
29 Dec 2023 2023 in 11 cover stories
11 Dec 2023 Wolfgang Tillmans’ “Truth Study Center (NY)” (2010)
2 Dec 2023 Cover Story: Ibon Aranberri, Partial View
20 Nov 2023 “A knot which is not” de Eulàlia Rovira en Palma
2 Nov 2023 Cover Story: Daniel Steegmann Mangrané
27 Oct 2023 Text on Lara Almarcegui’s Graves reprinted in “Sketches of Transition. An Atlas on Growth and Decay”
25 Oct 2023 Montse Badia sobre GCC Spain en Bonart #198


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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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