Newsletter #35 – July 2011



Foto: Latitudes

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

Finissage: Friday 29 July, 19.30h

Documentation Archive

Combining the models of an experimental art school and an artist residency 'Campus' is a temporary, free, bilingual and unaccredited art school, a pilot project devoted to the reflection and exchange of ideas, experiences and knowledge.

Between the 4–29 July, the Espai Cultural Caja Madrid, Barcelona, becomes a hybrid school in which four working sessions are held during consecutive weeks, under the guidance of five international artists – Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson, Renata Lucas, Peter Piller y Adrià Julià – (+ info...working sessions). 'Campus' aims to create a point of encounter for young artists born in 1980 or after, working in diverse artistic disciplines. On Friday 29 July, 19.30h an exhibition will open, concluding and documenting four weeks of working sessions. (+ info...)

Coinciding with the beginning of 'Campus', Latitudes organised 2 conferences "Around 'Campus': Four case studies of art education", with the participation of Bartomeu Marí (Director, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona); Jennifer Teets (Independent curator and writer, París); Carles Guerra (Director, La Virreina Centro de la Imagen, Barcelona) and Prof. Nikolaus Hirsch (Rector, Städelschule, Frankfurt-am-Main) which presented art programmes from Amsterdam, México D.F., Los Angeles and Frankfurt. – Audio recordings available here.

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Espai Cultural Caja Madrid | Plaça Catalunya, 9 | 08002 Barcelona | SPAIN | MAP


Until 11 September...


View of 'Amikejo' exhibition at the Laboratorio 987. Courtesy: uqbar. Photo: Latitudes


For the third installment of the Amikejo exhibition cycle, Uqbar explores the idea of working together as a subject in itself. The “interchanges, mutations, transmutations, metamorphosis and contaminations that working together entails ... the hybrids we create together, not belonging to one or the other but rather creating an in between zone”, as the artists have described.

The exhibition evolves around the principal of chirality or ‘handedness’ – a property of an object that is not superimposable on its mirror image. The show is composed of a spiral staircase, which serves as a viewpoint for other artifacts and objects. Uqbar creates a psychedelic chiral ecosystem, featuring hanging papier-mâché epiphyte sculptures and enlarged stone microfossils, as well as “Banyan tree drawings, a video of a chemical reaction, fables among non-humans and drawings of hybrid creatures”.

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Forthcoming exhibition: Fermín Jiménez Landa & Lee Welch (24 September–15 January 2012).

Exhibition supported by the Mondriaan Foundation, Amsterdam.

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.


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

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