Newsletter #43 – May 2012


'Amikejo' published, designed & distributed by Mousse Publishing.

Presentation of the publication 'Amikejo' with artist Fermín Jiménez Landa. Tuesday 22 May, 20h at Múltiplos, Barcelona

Latitudes will present the publication together with 'Amikejo' artist Fermín Jiménez Landa, who will discuss the project presented together with Lee Welch for the final exhibition of the cycle. Jiménez Landa will discuss the work 'Himno Nacional' (2011), for which a marching band was commissioned to compose and play a new national anthem. Composed in the most archaic tradition, markedly romantic, military and patriotic, the anthem enacted a parodic attempt to reach a futile objective: the conquering of a small island in the Aegean Sea through invasion-by-sound.

The publication accompanies the year-long cycle of four exhibitions that took place at the Laboratorio 987, the project space of MUSAC, León, thoughout 2011. (+ info...)

Editor: Latitudes
Publisher & Distribution: Mousse Publishing
Format: 22.5 x 15.5cm, 216 pp, hardcover
Texts: Giorgio Agamben, Theo Beckers, Latitudes, Prof. Peter Osborne, Georges Pérec, Prof. Dr. Menno Schilthuizen, Ryszard Zelichowski
Language: English and Spanish
ISBN: 9788896501832
Price: 26 Euro

The publication will be available for purchase during the presentation. Múltiplos is an independent bookshop that specialises in artists publications.

Múltiplos | c/ Lleó 6 | 08001 Barcelona |


In June...


Photo: Inoue-hiro, December 2006

Launch of the publication 'Amikejo' at the border tri-point (drielandenpunt) where the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany meet, 2 June, 17h.

Coinciding with the opening days of Manifesta 9, Latitudes will launch the publication at the border marker which represents the apex of the former Neutral Moresnet-Amikejo at Vaalserberg. This tripoint (drielandenpunt) that joins the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, was once a four-border-point before Neutral Moresnet was absorbed in Belgium.

Confused? Then read Ryszard Żelichowski's essay included in the publication titled "Neutral Moresnet and Amikejo – The Forgotten Children of the Congress of Vienna" which offers an overview of how Neutral Moresnet (the state 'renamed' Amikejo in 1908) came into existence.


Also in June...

Lecture at the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporaneo, 14 June, 20h organised in collaboration with the Máster en Arte, Museología y Crítica Contemporáneas, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, where Latidudes will be visiting lecturers on 15 June 2012.


Publications available


Cover of Lara Almarcegui's monograph

'Lara Almarcegui. Projects 1995–2010'

Editor: Latitudes
Publisher & Distribution: Archive Books
Format: 21 x 27.5 cm, 224 pp, colour.
Texts: Cuauhtémoc Medina, Lars Bang Larsen and Latitudes
Language: English
ISBN: 9788895702056
Price: 35 Euro – Purchase online
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Designed by Ben Laloua/Didier Pascal with Marius Hofstede, Rotterdam.


Editor: Latitudes
Publisher: SKOR & Port of Rotterdam Authority
Format: box with ephemera, 33 x 27cm
Texts: Latitudes and Theo Tegelaers
Language: English and Dutch
Purchase here (Motto) or here (La Central)
Release date: February 2010
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Latitudes' temporary office. Photo: Latitudes

'No Soul for Sale – A Festival of Independents', X Initiative, New York, 24–28 June 2009

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No Soul for Sale – A Festival of Independents’ brought together over 30 not-for-profit centers, alternative institutions, artists’ collectives and independent enterprises. Latitudes set up a temporary office-base camp in the former Dia Center building on 22nd Street, transposing daily operations while presenting our publications and other paraphernalia. The office-'scenario' was conceived by the New York-based artist group The Bruce High Quality Foundation, incorporating ‘the ruins’ from the abandoned 1983 Burger King facility on Governors Island.

During the festival, Latitudes premiered the 8 minute-long film '6 Hours Tide Object with Correction of Perspective' by Jan Dibbets, the inaugural project of Portscapes, the commissioning series taking place throughout 2009 in and around Maasvlakte 2, the 2,000 hectare expansion of the Port of Rotterdam.


About Latitudes

Latitudes is an independent curatorial office initiated in April 2005 by Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna, that works in an international context from and in Barcelona, Spain. We initiate and develop contemporary art projects in association with institutions and collaborate with artists in productions encompassing a range of organisational forms and scales: genres of display and presentation; editorial practice and publication; forms of assembly, hosting and programming; as well as theoretical and interpretative contexts.
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