Photo: New Museum / Dean Kaufman

Partner organisation in 'The Last Newspaper', 3rd, 4th and 5th floor galleries, New Museum, New York, 6 October 2010 – 9 January 2011

Exhibition co-curated by Richard Flood, Director of Special Projects and Curator at Large of the New Museum and Benjamin Godsill, Curatorial Associate

'The Last Newspaper' will be a hybrid exhibition inspired by the ways artists approach the news and respond to the stories and images that command the headlines. Alongside the exhibition, a number of partner organisations (see list below) will use on-site offices to present their research and stage public dialogues, opening up the galleries as spaces of intellectual production as well as display. (+ info...)

'THE LAST POST' / 'THE LAST GAZETTE' / 'THE LAST REGISTER'... will be an evolving-titled 12-page free weekly newspaper and an incremental exhibition catalogue edited during a 10 week editorial residency by Latitudes. Produced from a micro-newsroom on the third floor of the New Museum the tabloids will be distributed exclusively in printed format from the museum.

In part a programming and discussion space in itself, 'THE LAST POST'... will be an archive in formation companioning 'The Last Newspaper’s exhibition and events, as well as a critical reflection on the wider agency of art and artists with respect to concerns about how information is produced, managed, recorded, re-ordered, and disseminated.

The tabloids, design directed by Chad Kloepfer, will be conceived by a specially-assembled editorial team and contributors who are giving their time and skills pro bono. The published record of the enterprise will be bound at the conclusion to form a surrogate catalogue. (+ info...)


Issue #1: 'The Last Post'

Issue #1: 'THE LAST POST' available between 5–10 October 2010

Contents: Editorial by Latitudes: 'Welcome to ‘The Last Post’, ‘The Last Gazette’, ‘The Last Register’...; Picture Agent - Our singular picture agency: Kirstine Roepstroff; Media Habits: Dara Birnbaum; Exclusive interview: Pierre Bismuth by Lorena Muñoz-Alonso; Feature: Marie Voignier and text 'Lights, Camera...Banality' by Kolja Reichert; Curators' intro: 'Working with Utopians' by Richard Flood and Benjamin Godsill; The Next Newspaper: ProPublica; Fit to print: 'The (L.A.) Times it is A-Changin’ by Adam Chadwick; 100 Years Ago...: October 6, 1910: The Salt Lake Herald-Republican (Salt Lake City, Utah) 1909–1918; Weekly cartoon strip: Francesc Ruiz; Advertising department: Ester Partegàs with Rob McKenzie

exclusive content on Latitudes' blog

Artists in the exhibition:

Alighiero e Boetti; Judith Bernstein; Pierre Bismuth; Andrea Bowers; François Bucher; Sarah Charlesworth; Luciano Fabro; Robert Gober; Hans Haacke; Karl Haendel; Rachel Harrison; Thomas Hirschhorn; Emily Jacir; Larry Johnson; Mike Kelley; Nate Lowman; Sarah Lucas; Adam McEwen; Aleksandra Mir; Adrian Piper; William Pope.L; Allen Ruppersberg; Dexter Sinister; Dash Snow; Rikrit Tiravanija; Wolfgang Tillmans; and Kelley Walker.

Partner organisations:

Center for Urban Pedagogy; StoryCorps; Latitudes; The Slought Foundation; INABA, Columbia University’s C-Lab; Joseph Grima y Kazys Varnlis/Netlab; y Angel Nevarez y Valerie Tevere.

Notes to Editors

Founded in 1977, the New Museum is the first and only museum in New York City dedicated to contemporary art. The museum is a premier destination for new art and new ideas both in New York and beyond, with a curatorial program recognized in the United States for its global scope and adventurousness. Completed in 2007, the new building by 2010 Laureates of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA has been described as "a sculptural stack of rectilinear boxes dynamically shifted off-axis around a central steel core." More on

Press Coverage

New Museum Press Release, 18 August 2010
Artforum Fall Preview, Artforum, September 2010
'Man eats the Wall Street Journal in new exhibition', CNN, 30 September 2010


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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; is a curatorial advisor for APT Intelligence; part of Plataforma Curatorial and Hangar Programming Committee (2010–12). Latitudes was awarded the GAC 2010 curatorial prize given by the Catalan gallery association.

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