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Views of the exhibition. All photos: Latitudes/RK.

Guest curators: ‘4.543 billion. The matter of matter’, CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, continues until January 7, 2018.

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With contributions from more than 30 artists, “4.543 billion. The matter of matter” is a major exhibition that addresses works of art, collections and cultural histories in relation to ecological processes and a geological scale of time. It presents a continuum of materials and temporal landscapes – films, works on paper, photographs, sculptures, documents, and other meaningful things – and springs from the CAPC building’s former life as a warehouse for colonial commodities whose limestone walls were once deep in the ground and whose wooden beams were once part of a forest.

A central proposal of the exhibition is that works of art are part of geophysical history as much as art history. “4.543 billion” attempts to take into account both a micro-local and a planetary perspective, and to rethink some of the histories of art as fragments of broader narratives about the Earth and how our place in it has been represented. What is at stake when art and museums take on greater temporal and material awareness? How might they move beyond a spatial framework of “think globally, act locally”, to “think historically, act geologically”?

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The exhibition is the CAPC contribution to the cultural season Paysages Bordeaux 2017. Within the framework of exhibition, Latitudes led the month-long residency programme “Geologic Time” at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Alberta, Canada.

Exhibition is supported by Pro Helvetia and INELIA.

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Tote bags by Lawrence Weiner, Haegue Yang, Ignasi Aballí and Mariana Castillo Deball. Photos: Latitudes

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Produced to commemorate Latitudes' 10th anniversary in April 2015 these limited edition silkscreened tote bags feature exclusive designs by four artists with whom Latitudes has collaborated over the past decade: Lawrence Weiner, Haegue Yang [sold out], Ignasi Aballí [last units] and Mariana Castillo Deball.

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Latitudes is an independent curatorial office initiated in 2005 by Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna, that works in an international context from and in Barcelona.

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