Newsletter #40 – January 2012

In February...


Rendering of 'The Dutch Assembly' space by Jasper Niens in collaboration with Thijs Ewalts.

'The Dutch Assembly', ARCOmadrid, Hall 10, Stand G36, 15–19 February 2012, Madrid

The Netherlands is the guest 'Focus' country in the forthcoming ARCOmadrid 2012 Fair. Within this context, Latitudes has been invited to curate the representation of Dutch art institutions. Hosted within a specially-commissioned structure designed by Dutch artist Jasper Niens in collaboration with designer Thijs Ewalts, 'The Dutch Assembly' will consist of the accumulation of 31 hourly talks, statements, artist presentations, book presentations, performances and screenings from art spaces, research initiatives and artists, forming a series of documented 'depositions' analysing artistic practices and cultural policies from the Dutch perspective.

Participants include: Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Amsterdam; De Appel arts center, Amsterdam; VanAbbemuseum, Eindhoven; Museum De Paviljoens, Almere; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; Kunstverein, Amsterdam/New York/Milan; TENT, Rotterdam; Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht; Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam; BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht; Wendelien van Oldenburgh... (+ info...)

Organised in collaboration with the Mondriaan Fund and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Madrid. Media partner: Audiovisual equipment: BeamSystems

Follow us on Twitter: #NLAssembly

ARCOMadrid (Ifema Fair Grounds) | Feria de Madrid | 28042 Madrid, SPAIN | MAP

Until 15 January...


Fermín Jiménez Landa, performance of 'Himno Nacional' (2011) during the opening. Photo: Latitudes

'Amikejo: Fermín Jiménez Landa & Lee Welch', final show of the exhibition series, Laboratorio 987, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, 24 September 2011–15 January 2012.

Documentation archive | Photo Gallery exhibition + performance

Fermín Jiménez Landa (1979 Pamplona. Lives between Pamplona, Valencia and Barcelona) & Lee Welch (1975, Louisville. Lives in Rotterdam) did not know each other before the invitation to participate in Amikejo. As if engaged in international diplomacy, the artists have had to get to know each other personally and artistically before issuing what might be regarded as a joint statement based on what they have agreed and negotiated, in the form of an exhibition. Jiménez Landa & Welch have chosen to establish their collaboration in relation to the notion of the micro-nation and devices which delineate sovereignty – borders, stamps, anthems, flags, and so on. (+ info...)

Follow us on Twitter: #amikejo

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

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