Newsletter #28 – December 2010

Until 9 January 2011...


Issues 1 to 10 of 'The Last...' edited by Latitudes. Photo: Latitudes

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

Exhibition curated by Richard Flood, Director of Special Projects and Curator at Large, and Benjamin Godsill, Curatorial Associate.

Documentation Archive | Photo Gallery Exhibition | Photo Gallery Project

'The Last Newspaper' is hybrid exhibition exploring of how artists approach the news and how information is produced, managed, recorded, re-ordered, and disseminated. Alongside the exhibition, a number of partner organisations use on-site offices to present their research and stage public dialogues, opening up the galleries as spaces of production as well as display. (+ info...)

Latitudes edited and distributed during 10 consecutive weeks 'THE LAST POST' / 'THE LAST GAZETTE' / 'THE LAST REGISTER'..., an evolving-titled 12-page free weekly newspaper. Produced from a micro-newsroom on the third floor of the New Museum, the newspaper doubles as an exhibition catalogue companioning 'The Last Newspaper exhibition and events. The final compilation will soon be available from the New Museum Store. (+ info...)

See inside 'The Last Post' (issue 1); The Last Gazette (issue 2); The Last Register (issue 3); The Last Star-Ledger (issue 4); The Last Monitor (issue 5); The Last Observer (issue 6); The Last Evening Sun (issue 7); The Last Journal (issue 8); The Last Times (issue 9) and The Last Express (issue 10) and more on Latitudes YouTube Channel.


View of the 3rd floor where Latitudes was in residency during 10 weeks. Photo: Benoit Pailley/New Museum

Latitudes' participation was supported by The State Corporation for Spanish Cultural Action Abroad.

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


Until 23 December...


Display at Midway Contemporary Art.

'Vic Cambrils Barcelona / Verges Cervera Barcelona / Viladamat Castelldefels Barcelona / Vilafranca Cornella Barcelona / Valls Collserola Barcelona...A Library Project', Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, 21 October–23 December 2010

In response to Midway Contemporary Art Library’s holdings of museum catalogues from publishing houses in Barcelona, Latitudes 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. The publications are displayed at Midway's Library 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. (+ info...)

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


Opening Friday 21 January 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, Denmark, 22 January–3 April 2011

'Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller: United Alternative Energies' will be the most comprehensive presentation of the duo's work to date, and include 10 works, 4 of which will be new productions.

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.

'Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller: United Alternative Energies' will exhibit works such as 'No.1 Sun Engine' (2008), which concerns the world’s first industrial-size solar power plant built in 1913 in a Cairo suburb; the choir performance 'Globalising the Internationale' (2006–ongoing) recently presented in the context of the Latitudes-curated commission series 'Portscapes'; and the documentary 'A Road not Taken' (HD film, 66 min., 2010), which follows the story of the solar panels installed on the roof of the White House in 1979 by the then President Jimmy Carter and subsequently removed by Ronald Reagan in 1986. (+ info...)

The exhibition 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'.

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


Opening Saturday 29 January 2011...


Pennacchio Argentato, View of ‘Five o’clock shadows’, T293, Rome. Courtesy the artists and T293, Naples.

Curators, 'Laboratorio 987' 2011 exhibition season: 'Amikejo', Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC), Spain.

Pennacchio Argentato (29 January–27 March); Iratxe Jaio & Klaas van Gorkum (9 April–12 June); Uqbar Foundation (25 June–11 September) and Fermín Jiménez Landa & Lee Welch (24 September–15 January 2012)

For the first exhibition of the Amikejo series, the Neapolitan duo Pennacchio Argentato will present a new installation based on expectations about performativity and interactivity in exhibition spaces. By transforming the Laboratorio 987 space into an interior akin to an abstract fitness gymnasium, the artists frame their own activity as young artists alongside that of Amikejo by addressing the ideas of leisure and overproduction, work and non-work.

Amikejo was an anomalous in-between state which never entirely existed, and was founded on a desire to foster more effective international communication through the synthetic language Esperanto. A 3½ km2 wedge of land between the Netherlands, Belgium and Prussia was established as a neutral area because of an important zinc mine. In 1908 the 2,500 identity-less citizens of Neutral Moresnet, as it was known, declared it to be the world’s first Esperanto state: Amikejo (‘place of great friendship’ in Esperanto). This episode-place, between pragmatic and conceptual borders of cartography, language, nationhood, and subjectivity, is entreated as a twin site to MUSAC's Laboratorio 987 and lends its name and symbolic implications to the exhibition series.

MUSAC | Avenida de los Reyes Leoneses, 24 | 24008 León | SPAIN | MAP


in February 2011...


Professional Encounters, 'Curating emerging artists', ARCOMadrid, Friday 18 February 2011, Madrid

'Curating emerging artists' is one of the 6 Professional Encounters taking place on Friday 18 February during the forthcoming ARCOMadrid fair. At the invitation of Latitudes 16 international curators will do short project presentations with the aim of providing a quick framework to share and trigger common points of interest. In the afternoon the group will visit the fair and meet participating artists and gallerists.

The invited curators are Anne Barlow (UK/US); Mark Beasley (UK/US); Rob Blackson (US/UK); Inti Guerrero (CO/NL); Tessa Giblin (NZ/IE); Krist Gruijthuijsen (NL); Eva Grinstein (AR); Vincent Honoré (FR/UK); Xenia Kalpaktsoglou (GR); Martí Manen (ES/SE); Mihnea Mircan (RO); Bruna Roccasalva (IT) and Vincenzo de Bellis (IT); Jennifer Teets (US/FR); Alexis Vaillant (FR); Nathalie Zonnenberg (NL) (+ info...)

The 2011 edition has a new director, Carlos Urroz, and celebrates the Fair's 30th anniversary.


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 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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