Newsletter #25 – September 2010

This month...


Latitudes' temporary office, 'No Soul for Sale', Tate Modern. Photo: Latitudes

Publication release: 'Mataró Chauffeur Service', a project by Martí Anson and Latitudes for 'No Soul for Sale: A Festival of Independents', London, May 2010

Photo Gallery | Press coverage | Short Video | web 'No Soul for Sale'

Design: ferranElOtro Studio
Publisher & Distributor: Save As…Publications
Catalan/Spanish/English edition
ISBN 978-84-936956-9-9
Release date: September 2010 (available online from October)

The publication 'Mataró Chauffeur Service' gathers documentation of the collaboration with artist Martí Anson realised on the occasion of Latitudes' participation in the London edition of 'No Soul for Sale', for which the artist set up his own chauffeur company and drove the curatorial duo from Barcelona to Tate Modern and back. (+ info...)

Project kindly supported by:


Forthcoming in October...


Photo: New Museum / Dean Kaufman

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

Exhibition co-curated by Richard Flood, Chief Curator of the New Museum, and Benjamin Godsill, Curatorial Associate

'The Last Newspaper' will be a hybrid exhibition exploring how artists approach the news and how information is produced, managed, recorded, re-ordered, and disseminated. Alongside the exhibition, a number of partner organisations 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 twelve-page free weekly newspaper and an incremental exhibition catalogue edited by Latitudes and produced and disseminated from the museum on a weekly basis for 10 weeks.

In part a programming and discussion space in itself, 'THE LAST POST' / 'THE LAST GAZETTE'... will be a document in formation companioning 'The Last Newspaper’s exhibition and events, and a critical reflection on the wider agency of art and artists with respect to the news. It is being 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...)

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


Also in October...


Some of the books selected for the library. Photo: Latitudes

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

Talk by Latitudes: Thursday 21st October, 7pm

In response to Midway Contemporary Art Library’s holdings of museum catalogues and books from publishing houses in Barcelona, Latitudes has assembled a counter-accession of around 50 self- and micro-published books and paper editions produced since 2005 by artists, designers, and curators based in Catalonia. (+ info...)

The publications will be displayed at Midway's Library throughout October–November 2010 before being absorbed into the library holdings. In addition to the book acquisition, Latitudes invited Barcelona-based artists Mariona Moncunill, Gabriel Pericàs, Mireia C. Saladrigues and Oriol Vilanova to intervene in the library through a series of bookmarks which will be inserted into undisclosed publications throughout the library for unsuspecting readers to encounter.

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


Forthcoming in 2011...


Film still from 'A Road Not Taken' (HD film, 66 min., 2010). Courtesy: the artists

Exhibition 'Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller: United Alternative Energies', Århus Art Building, Århus, Denmark, 22 January–3 April 2011

'Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller: United Alternative Energies' is one of five exhibition proposals selected from approximately 600 submissions received in response to the Aarhus Art Building's open call for their 2011 programme, entitled 'Imagine: Towards an Eco-Aesthetic'.

Christina Hemauer and Roman Keller have investigated the concept of energy for several years. One of their main areas of interest is the history of oil and its competing alternatives, notably solar energy. Often involving historical research, remembrance, performance and film, their projects focus in particular on the politics of petroleum, energy crises, and the pursuit of new technology.

The exhibition will be the most comprehensive presentation of the duo's work to date. (+ info...)

The Aarhus Art Building | J.M. Moerks Gade 13 | DK - 8000 Aarhus C | DENMARK | MAP


Latitudes in the press...


Article by Juan Palomo on El Cultural

'Other Latitudes' by Juan Palomo, El Cultural, 31 July and interview 'The curator is one piece of the artworld ecosystem', Arteinformado, 30 August

"...Chalk up these names: Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna, a couple of independent curators working under the name Latitudes and the only Spaniards invited to participate in the 10th anniversary of the Tate Modern, to be precise. Flash Art magazine already had their eyes on them and appear with MACBA curator Chus Martínez, as the only Spanish in their recent list of the 101 curators in the world (with Hans Ulrich Obrist at the top). Latitudes' next stop: in October at the New Museum in New York..."
– excerpt from 'Otras Latitudes' by Juan Palomo

Interview 'The curator is one piece of the artworld ecosystem', with Gustavo Pérez Diez from Arteinformado.

More articles on Latitudes


Latitudes' writing...


Exhibition invitation card.

Three artist texts for the exhibition catalogue 'Before everything', 18 September 2010 – 9 January 2011, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles (Madrid).

Latitudes has contributed with texts on Jordi Mitjà, Jorge Satorre and Wilfredo Prieto for the exhibition catalogue 'Before everything'. The exhibition, curated by Aimar Arriola and Manuela Moscoso, showcases the work of 56 artists 'as an attempt to delve into current artistic production from Spain'.

More essays, artists profiles, reviews 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 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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