Newsletter #20 – February 2010


Christina Hemauer / Roman Keller, The Postpetrolistic Internationale, 2009. Photo: Paloma Polo / SKOR

'Portscapes' exhibition, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 30 January – 25 April 2010. Reception: Friday 5 February, 8pm. Free entrance.

The opening coincides with Art Rotterdam (4–7 February) and a solo show by Carsten Höller also on view at the Museum Boijmans

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Where: Serra Hall in the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen | Museumpark 20 | 3015 CX Rotterdam, Netherlands | Opening hours: Tue–Sun 11–17h | Free entrance to the exhibition

Artists: Lara Almarcegui, Bik van der Pol, Jan Dibbets, Marjolijn Dijkman, Fucking Good Art, Ilana Halperin, Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller, Paulien Oltheten, Jorge Satorre, Hans Schabus, as well as work by the website collaborators Maria Barnas (poetry) and Markus Miessen (interviews).

'Portscapes' will present the results of the works commissioned by the Port of Rotterdam Authority realised throughout 2009 by 10 (inter)national artists on the occasion of the beginning of the construction of Maasvlakte 2 – the 2,000 hectare land supplementation project to extend Rotterdam's port, Europe's largest seaport and industrial area. 'Portscapes' has encompassed new commissions projects of various scales under the leitmotif itineraries and destinationsartist-led tours, film screenings, billboards and the production of film and photographic works, audio-guides, radio broadcast and field guides. + info...

The exhibition will present for the first time the films 'Facts on the Ground' (2009–10) and 'Surviving New Land' (2009–10) realised for 'Portscapes' by Rotterdam-based artists Bik van der Pol and Marjolijn Dijkman.

A catalogue (€12,50) and a special-edition catalogue (€50) designed by Ben Laloua/Didier Pascal will be available on the occasion of the exhibition. The special-edition includes filmed interviews with the artists as well as the DVD of '6 Hours Tide Object with Correction of Perspective' (2009), the film produced by Jan Dibbets for 'Portscapes'. Publication available at the Museum Boijmans's shop or can be ordered via SKOR by writing to [email protected] or calling +31(0)20 672 25 25

Exhibition curated by Latitudes in collaboration with Theo Tegelaers, Curator SKOR


'Portscapes' was a series of commissions initiated by the Port of Rotterdam Authority with advice and support from SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Space, Amsterdam), curated by Latitudes (Barcelona).


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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 on the editorial board of Archive Books,Turin/Berlin and is a curatorial advisor for APT Intelligence. + info...

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