Newsletter #24 – Summer 2010

This month...


Graphic identity of the project

Vena (por la) and Latitudes present: Talk and catalogue launch by curator Direlia Lazo, 'I'm not here. An exhibition without Francis Alÿs', Wednesday 14 July, 7pm, La Central c/ Elisabets, 6, Barcelona

Direlia Lazo will present the exhibition and the catalogue curated by this year's participants of the de Appel Curatorial Programme 2009/2010. 'I'm not here...' Francis Alÿs was a solo exhibition that took the form of a group exhibition in which works by 14 contributing artists evoked the work of an absent Francis Alÿs.

The talk will be in Spanish.

Librería La Central del Raval | c/ Elisabets, 6 | 08001 Barcelona | MAP




Photo: New Museum / Dean Kaufman

'The Last Newspaper', New Museum, New York, 3 October 2010 – 9 January 2011

Conceived in response to pronouncements of the daily newspaper’s demise as a tangible record of events, 'The Last Newspaper' will be 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 10 weeks from a live 'editorial situation' in-house at the New Museum. 'The Last Post' will be a freely distributed ‘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 curated by Richard Flood, Chief Curator, and Benjamin Godsill, Curatorial Associate.

New Museum | 235 Bowery | New York, NY 10002 | United States | MAP


'Vic Cambrils Barcelona...A Library Project', Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, October 2010

In response to Midway Contemporary Art Library’s holdings of museum catalogues and from publishing houses in Barcelona, Latitudes has assembled a counter-accession of around 40 self- and micro-published books and paper editions by artists. Each publication is the work of an artist, designer, curator, or publishing initiative based in Barcelona or Catalonia since 2005.

The publications will be displayed at Midway throughout October–November 2010 before being absorbed into the library holdings. In October Latitudes will present the selection and talk about their recent projects (date TBC).

Midway Contemporary Art | 527 Second Ave Southeast | 55414 Minneapolis, MN, United States | MAP


Hangar's facilities. Photo:

Latitudes joins Hangar's Programming Committee 2010-12

Latitudes has been invited to join the 2010-12 Programming Committee of Hangar, the Barcelona visual arts production and residency centre. The Programming Committee is composed of 5 visual arts experts responsible for selecting resident artists, pre-selecting artists for overseas grants and selecting projects. The 2010-12 team is composed by artists Dora Garcia, Jordi Mitjà and Joan Vila-Puig and curators Àlex Mitrani and Latitudes.

Hangar was set up in 1997 by the Association of Visual Arts of Catalonia with the aim of offering production facilities for artists and designers.

Hangar | Passatge del Marquès de Santa Isabel, 40 | 08018 Barcelona | Spain | MAP




Latitudes on the press: 'The creative landscape of independent curators', The New York Times, 15 June & 'Palabra de Comisario', El Cultural, 29 June

"[...] In the past few years, freelancers have started to pool their resources during tough economic times. One of the participants at the Tate anniversary show was Latitudes, a Barcelona-based curatorial duo made up of Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa. Their selected artist, Martí Anson, drove a car up from Spain and parked it in the Tate to double as a screening room for Latitudes’ projects. This autumn they will organize a show at The New Museum in New York about the decline of the newspaper."

Excerpt from the article 'The creative landscape of independent curators' by Janine Armin, The New York Times, 15 June 2010 / International Herald Tribune, 16 June 2010.

Also this month, seven Spanish-based curators give share their reflections on starting out in the profession 'Palabra de Comisario' in El Cultural, 29 June by Bea Espejo – in Spanish.

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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 and part of Plataforma Curatorial as well as of Hangar's Programming Committee 2010–2. Latitudes was awarded the GAC 2010 curatorial prize, given by the Catalan gallery association. + info...

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