Newsletter #29 – January 2011
Catalogue 'The Last Newspaper' edited by Latitudes. Photo: Joel Stillman.
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 Newspaper
Produced by Latitudes during 10 weeks from a micro-newsroom installed in the exhibition space of the New Museum, '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) form the catalogue of the exhibition 'The Last Newspaper' that continues at the New Museum until 9 January.
Featuring over 100 contributors, including essays and interviews with participating artists, the publication
also brings together articles and special features around an expanded
selection of work that addresses the news, the newspaper, and its
evolving form and function. (+ info...)
Publisher: New Museum & Latitudes;
Design: Chad Kloepfer with Joel Stillman
Print run: 1,000 (of which 400 are the final compilation)
Format: 11.5" x 14"; 10 newspapers + supplement
Printing: Linco Printing, Long Island
Price: $15 ($12 museum members)
Latitudes's participation kindly supported by SEACEX.
No.1 Sun Engine (2008–9) produced for the 11th Cairo International Biennale. Courtesy of the artists.
Installation of 'Five o'clock shadow' (2010) in T293 Rome. Courtesy of the artists and T293, Naples.
Curators, 'Laboratorio 987' 2011 exhibition season: 'Amikejo', Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC), Spain.
Inaugural exhibition: 'Amikejo: Pennacchio Argentato, 29 January–27 March.
For the inaugural show 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. Presenting a series of rough concrete “muscular”
sculptures resembling prototypes for exercise machines, they seemingly
promise engagement though, as the artists describe, “all without seeing
or offering any end result”.
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.
Forthcoming exhibitions: 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)
MUSAC | Avenida de los Reyes Leoneses, 24 | 24008 León | SPAIN | MAP
'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); 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.
ARCOMadrid (Ifema Fair Grounds) | Feria de Madrid | 28042 Madrid, SPAIN | MAP
Sarah Ortemeyer, 'Maurice', 2009, Hotel Marienbad/KW Berlin. Courtesy the artist and Figge von Rosen Galerie, Cologne.
Artists: Kasper Akhøj (1976, Copenhagen, Denmark. Lives in New York, US); Martí Anson (1967, Mataró, Spain. Lives there); Maria Loboda (1979, Kraków, Poland. Lives in London, UK); Charlotte Moth (1975, Carshalton, UK. Lives in Paris, France); Sarah Ortmeyer (1980, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Lives there)
The International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts & Arts and Technology in Modern Life presents the work of five contemporary visual artists which engage with specific instances of modernity as represented through industrial or domestic design.
A world-famous tower, a street, a range of furniture, and a modular
display system, for example, have been metaphorically taken apart before
being reconstituted, sometimes literally, through artistic practices
and personal affiliations which incorporate historical research, travel, tribute and scenography. (+ info...)