Newsletter #32 – April 2011

Forthcoming: Opening Saturday 9 April, 5pm


Iratxe Jaio / Klaas van Gorkum. Cigar box (2010). Courtesy the artists.

'Amikejo: Iratxe Jaio & Klaas van Gorkum', second part of the exhibition cycle 'Amikejo' at the Laboratorio 987: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain, 9 April–12 June.

For the second exhibition of the exhibition series 'Amikejo', the Spanish/Dutch duo Iratxe Jaio and Klaas van Gorkum will reproduce cultural artefacts from the past as a pretext for spinning a narrative around the changing values of labour and property. Jaio and van Gorkum will take the contents of a cigar box filled with magazine clippings, sketches and blueprints of different objects made by turning wood left by van Gorkum's grandfather, as the point of departure for a conceptual and reflexive exploration of the notion of artistic production. In a series of sculptural exercises, they will attempt to locate and replicate some of these objects on a lathe. Within the context of Amikejo, the artists aim to question the normative qualities of nostalgic representations of work, and to examine alternative personal and political readings of common cultural heritage.

Exhibition supported by the Mondriaan Foundation, Amsterdam.

Forthcoming exhibitions: 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 | ESPAÑA | MAP | Tue–Fri: 10–15 / 17–20h; Sat–Sun: 11–15/ 17–21h. Monday closed.


On view until 3 April...


View exhibition 'Christina Hemauer | Roman Keller: United Alternative Energies'. Photo: Latitudes


Performance,'Postpetrolistic Internationale' during the opening. Photo: Jens Møller Sørensen

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

'Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller: United Alternative Energies' is the most comprehensive presentation of the duo's work to date, and includes 10 works, 4 of which are 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. (+ info...)

A bilingual Danish/English 36-page full colour booklet has been published on occasion of the exhibition with an introductory essay as well as short texts on each work by the exhibition curators.

Exhibition possible thanks to the generous support of Pro Helvetia and the Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation.

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


On view until 16 April...


View exhibition, project by Maria Loboda, Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Philippe de Gobert


View exhibition, project by Kasper Akhøj. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Philippe de Gobert

'Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes & des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne', Meessen De Clercq, Brussels, Belgium, 25 February–16 April 2011.

With Kasper Akhøj (1976, Copenhagen, DK. Lives in New York, US); Martí Anson (1967, Mataró, ES. Lives Mataró, ES); Maria Loboda (1979, Kraków, PL. Lives in London, UK); Charlotte Moth (1975, Carshalton, UK. Lives in Paris, FR); Sarah Ortmeyer (1980, Frankfurt am Main, DE. Lives in Frankfurt am Main, DE).

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 (and alongside a synthesized ‘period’ exhibition title taken from conjoining the names of the Paris Worlds’ Fairs from 1925 and 1937). 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...)

Meessen De Clercq | Abdijstraat 2a Rue de l'Abbaye | 1000 Brussels, BELGIUM | MAP


Forthcoming in May...


Mock up of the book cover. Photo: Latitudes

Book launch, 'Lara Almarcegui. Projects 1995–2010', 19 May at 8pm, TENT, Rotterdam.

Publisher & Design: Archive Books, Berlin
Editor: Latitudes
Texts: Cuauhtémoc Medina, Lars Bang Larsen and Latitudes
English, 224 pages, colour, 21 x 27.5 cm
ISBN: 978-88-95702-05-6
Retail price: € 35

Published by Berlin-based Archive Books, 'Lara Almarcegui. Projects 1995-2010' is first monograph to date of Almarcegui's work. Alongside an introductory essay by the editors, art critic, curator and art historian Cuauhtémoc Medina and the theorist and curator Lars Bang Larsen contribute texts.

The launch will take place on May 19 alongside Almarcegui's solo show at TENT, Rotterdam. For the event, Latitudes will host an in conversation with the Spanish-born Rotterdam-based artist and bring forward a selection of questions posed by curators, gallerists, artists, colleagues and collaborators of Almarcegui, giving an opportunity to revisit some of her projects produced since 1995. (+ info...)

Publication possible thanks to the support of the Fonds BKVB (Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture).

TENT | Witte de Withstraat 50 | 3012 BR Rotterdam, The Netherlands | MAP


and in June...


Seat arrangement during a press conference at the 2009 Venice Biennale. Photo: Latitudes

'Campus', Espai Cultural Caja Madrid, 27 June–28 August 2011

'Campus' is a temporary, free and non-credited art school, a pilot project devoted to the reflection and exchange of ideas, experiences and knowledge. During July, the Espai Cultural Caja Madrid, Barcelona, will become a hybrid academy in which four working sessions will be held during consecutive weeks, under the guidance of five international artists – Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson, Renata Lucas, Peter Piller y Adrià Julià.

Combining the models of an experimental art school and an artist residency, 'Campus' will operate in both Spanish and English and aims to create a point of encounter for young artists born in 1980 or more recently working in diverse artistic disciplines. 'Campus' aims at encouraging self organization and critical capacity through personal tutorials and group discussions. (+ info...)

Espai Cultural Caja Madrid) | Plaça Catalunya 9 (esquina Rambla de Catalunya) | 08002 Barcelona | SPAIN | MAP


Recent publications...


Photo: Save As...Publications

'Mataró Chauffeur Service', project by Martí Anson and Latitudes for 'No Soul for Sale', Tate Modern, London, May 2010.

Photo gallery | Press | Video | web 'No Soul for Sale'

Publisher: Save As...Publications
Design: ferranElOtro Studio
Catalan/Spanish/English | 2011 | 59 pages
Retail price: EUR 16,00 (via La Central)
EAN: 9788493695699

The publication 'Mataró Chauffeur Service', documents the collaboration between Latitudes and Mataró-based artist Martí Anson on the occasion of the participation in the London edition of 'No Soul for Sale'. For the event, Anson initiated his own chauffeur company, ‘Mataró Chauffeur Service’, and drove the curatorial duo from Barcelona to Tate Modern and back. (+ info...)


Photo: Joel Stillman

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

Editor: Latitudes
Publisher: Latitudes & New Museum
Graphic Design: Chad Kloepfer & Joel Stillman
Format: 10x 12pp 2-colours, newspaper, 356 x 292 mm/each
Release: October–December 2010
Retail Price: $15 + shipping (via New Museum Store)

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'.

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...)


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 and Hangar Programming Committee (2010–12). In 2010 Latitudes was awarded the inaugural curatorial prize GAC given by the Catalan gallery association. (+ info...)

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