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Newsletter #41 – March 2012

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Fucking Good Art 2009 residency in Maasvlakte.

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Latitudes residency at the New Museum, 2010.

Participants in the March Meeting 2012: 'Working with Artists and Audiences on Commissions and Residencies', Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 17–19 March 2012.

The March Meeting is an annual gathering of nearly seventy artists, art professionals and institutions concerned with the production and dissemination of art in the Arab region and internationally. Now in its fifth year, March Meeting 2012 will thematically explore the present realities, future outlook and dynamics between artists and institutions in the context of artistic commissions and residencies. (+ info)

Latitudes will present two case studies of commissions and residencies. Firstly a Latitudes commission in the context of 'Portscapes' that was developed from their invitation to the Rotterdam-based artist and editorial duo Fucking Good Art. Based from a shipping container the extremity of Rotterdam port for a month, FGA initiated a temporary web radio and research station. And secondly, a commission addressed to Latitudes in the context of 'The Last Newspaper' in which the curatorial duo worked in the New Museum galleries for 3 months editing a weekly newspaper which became an incremental catalogue based on the micro-community of the exhibition.

The March Meeting and related events are free and open to the public. Registration is recommended at [email protected]arjahart.org. Read more here.

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

'The Dutch Assembly', ARCOmadrid, 15–19 February 2012, Madrid

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Within the context of this year's ARCOmadrid programme FOCUS: the Netherlands, Latitudes was invited to curate “The Dutch Assembly” by invitation of the Mondriaan Fund and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Madrid.

Taking place throughout the five days of the art fair, within a specially-commissioned structure by Dutch artist Jasper Niens and designer Thijs Ewalts, the programme of "The Dutch Assembly" comprised 30 hourly talks, book presentations, conversations, screenings and performances involving a wide range of Dutch institutions and organisations forming a series of ‘depositions’ and dispatches highlighting the exemplary work being done in the Netherlands. (+ info)

Audio recordings of several of the events can be accessed here.

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

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Publication release...

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Published by Berlin-based Archive Books, 'Lara Almarcegui. Projects 1995–2010' is the first monograph presenting an overview of the last fifteen years of Almarcegui's artistic practice. The book includes texts by Cuauhtémoc Medina and Lars Bang Larsen as well as detailed documentation of the artist’s works and publications companioned by new descriptive texts written by the editors and the artist. These are presented in the following sections: ‘Demolition’, ‘Excavation’, ‘Construction materials’, ‘Ruins’, ‘Wastelands’ (survey, access, and preservation). (+ info...)

Format: 224 pages, colour, 21 x 27.5 cm. Black-and-white and colour illustrations. Flexicover, English. ISBN: 978-88-95702-05-6

Supported by the Fonds BKVB (Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture).

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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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