Newsletter #22 – April 2010


Latitudes celebrates its 5th anniversary!

Coinciding with our 5-year anniversary Latitudes is collaborating with Archive Books (Turin/Berlin) in preparing a small publication gathering documentation from a selection of projects produced since 2005 (release date TBA).


Renderings by Martí Anson. Courtesy: the artist.


Latitudes and Martí Anson at 'NO SOUL FOR SALE - A Festival of Independents', Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, 14–16 May, London, UK

The festival coincides with Tate Modern's 10th Anniversary

Following the first edition of NO SOUL FOR SALE in June 2009 in New York, Latitudes will produce a further specially-commissioned collaboration with artist Martí Anson (b. Mataró, Spain, 1967). In response to the invitation and need to travel to London, Anson has proposed to set up a taxi firm, and drive Latitudes from Barcelona [41º 23’N, 2º 11’E] to London [51°30′29″N 0°7′29″W] and back.

Legally registering his employment as a chauffeur, designing the livery of the single vehicle fleet and his uniform, and the journey to Tate Modern and back (including the ferry journey from Bilbao to Portsmouth) all form a part of the project. The car itself will form the basis of Latitudes’ temporary office-encampment in the Tate Modern Turbine Hall, which will be parked up for the weekend alongside a ‘typically Spanish’ taxi-drivers’ picnic scenario of camping chairs, table, cool box and parasol. + info...

'No Soul for Sale' will count with the participation of over 60 innovative independent art spaces, not-for-profit organizations and collectives from Cali, Berlin, Philadelphia, Hong Kong, Lisbon, New York, Manila, Beijing, etc. Participants will present events alongside each other without partitions or walls, following a do-it-yourself style + info...

Tate Modern | Bankside | London SE1 9TG | T 020 7887 8888 | Free entrance | Friday and Saturday 10am-midnight; Sunday 10am-6pm

Project possible thanks to the support of the Institut Ramon Llull, The State Corporation for Spanish Cultural Action Abroad (SEACEX), Institut Municipal d'Acció Cultural–Ajuntament de Mataró and Loreak Mendian.


The Falmouth Convention, 20–23 May, Cornwall, UK

The Falmouth Convention is a three-day international meeting of artists, curators and writers to explore issues of time and place in relation to contemporary art and exhibition making. The programme includes a keynote by Lucy Lippard on Thursday 20 May at 6.30pm, field trip expeditions and conference presentations by a range of visiting artists and curators. + info...

Latitudes' Max Andrews will be participating in a field trip being developed by Steve Rowell – artist, researcher, and collaborator with The Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) – in conjunction with SCAN and ProjectBase.

Convened by Teresa Gleadowe and hosted by University College Falmouth. Delivered in partnership with ProjectBase and Tate St Ives.


Selection of the text in Mousse#23 'Portfolio' section

'Under Construction' text on Lara Almarcegui, Mousse Magazine #23, April–May 2010

"Almarcegui’s art is preoccupied by the physical matter of civilisation – the bricks and mortar of buildings and cities, understood as the uppermost layer of the Earth’s crust. It is also intuitively concerned with its flip-side – the social processes which glue and unstick, cohere and transform the built environment and public space."

Mousse is a bimonthly Milan-based magazine published since 2006 in Italian and English. + info...




Photo: New Museum / Dean Kaufman

'The Last Newspaper', New Museum, New York, October 2010–January 2011

Conceived in response to pronouncements of the daily newspaper’s demise as a tangible record of events, 'The Last Newspaper' is a hybrid exhibition which investigates what is possibly lost and what might be gained in a world where an avalanche of interpretation compromises the increasingly vulnerable privileging of facts.

A tabloid, assembled and produced on site by Latitudes, will provide a regularly published record of the enterprise. 'The Last Post' (working title) will be produced during 12 weeks from a live 'editorial situation' in-house at the New Museum. 'The Last Post' will be an ‘old-fashioned’ episodic print publication rethought in the light of the fundamental shifts taking place in news production and distribution, while exploring the shared behaviours of ‘the editorial’ and ‘the curatorial’. + info...

Exhibition co-curated by Richard Flood, Chief Curator, and Benjamin Godsill, Curatorial Associate.




Overview of the exhibition. Photo: Jorn van Eck


Fucking Good Art's space with 'Portscapes_ON AIR Station Maasvlakte' (2009). Photo: Latitudes


'Facts on the Ground' (2009-10) by Bik van der Pol. Courtesy: SKOR. Photo: Isabelle Hennings Backer


Overview of the exhibition. Photo: Jorn van Eck


Slideshow and audio by Ilana Halperin. Photo: Latitudes

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

Presentation of the year-long commissioning series in and around Rotterdam's port extension project Maasvlakte 2

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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

With works by 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). + info...

Press coverage (selection)

Miguel Amado, Artforum picks, 6 April 2010
RTV Rijnmond, broadcast on 5 February 2010 (Dutch and English)


'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.


'Portscapes' was commissioned by the Port of Rotterdam Authority with advice and financial support from SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Space, Amsterdam), and was curated by Latitudes.


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 and is part of Plataforma Curatorial. Latitudes was recently awarded the GAC 2010 curatorial prize, given by the Catalan gallery association. + info...

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