Newsletter #21 – March 2010


Award based on a drawing by Uruguaian artist Joaquin Torres García (1874-1949)

Latitudes awarded the 'GAC 2010' curatorial prize

The Premios GAC are given by the Galeristes d'Art de Catalunya (GAC), formed by four gallery associations.

The 2010 awardees:
Award to a gallery for its trajectory: Galeria Joan Prats
Award to a young gallery for its international profile: ProjecteSD
Award to a collector: Helga de Alvear
Award to an art critic: José Luis Brea
Award to media: A-Desk

New categories introduced in this third edition:
Award to curators: Latitudes
Artist's career: Antoni Tàpies_

The jury awarded Latitudes for their "curatorial work and especially for their involvement in the local context and their efforts to disseminate national art in an international context."

Jury of the 2010 edition: Sergi Aguilar, director, Fundación Suñol; Mery Cuesta, art critic; Ignacio de Lassaletta, gallerist; Àngels de la Mota, galerist; Bartomeu Marí, director, MACBA; José Martínez Calvo, gallerist; Enrique Ordóñez, collector; Rocío San Claudio, gallerist ; Ernesto Ventós, collector; José Francisco Yvars, art critic.

In the press: El Periodico, (Spanish, 26.02.2010); El Punt, (Catalan, 26.02.2010), (Catalan, 26.02.2010), El País (Spanish, 26.02.2010).


Until the 25 April...


View of the exhibition. Photo: Latitudes


Stage and film by Christima Hemauer & Roman Keller. Photo: Latitudes


Slideshow and audio by Ilana Halperin. Photo: Latitudes


Video 'Facts on the Ground' (2009-10) by Bik van der Pol. Photo: Latitudes

'Portscapes' exhibition, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 30 January – 25 April 2010

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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' multi-part publication box


The multi-part publication box designed by Ben Laloua/Didier Pascal includes a miscellany of contributions by the artists, a cahier with texts on the projects (it can be downloaded from here), the prologue publication presented with the launch of the project in February 2009 and a DVD with 'behind the scenes' footage and interviews with 'Portscapes' artists.

The limited-edition includes the film '6 Hours Tide Object with Correction of Perspective' (2009), produced by Jan Dibbets for 'Portscapes'.

Publications 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. The standard catalogue costs €12,50 and a limited-edition catalogue €50. Bilingual English/Dutch.


Commissions initiated by the Port of Rotterdam Authority with advice and financial support from SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Space, Amsterdam), curated by Latitudes (Barcelona).


Latitudes' YouTube Channel


We have inaugurated a Latitudes' YouTube Channel adding 10 'behind the scenes' videos of 'Portscapes' projects.

The videos feature artists Lara Almarcegui, Jan Dibbets (part 1 and part 2), Marjolijn Dijkman, Fucking Good Art, Ilana Halperin, Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller, Paulien Oltheten, Jorge Satorre, Hans Schabus, and includes an introduction to the ideas behind 'Portscapes' by SKOR curator Theo Tegelaers and the Head of Communications of the Port Authority (commissioner).

Videos in English with Dutch subtitles and in Dutch with English subtitles.


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.

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