Newsletter #44 – June 2012


Photo: Inoue-hiro, December 2006

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

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
Available at Motto, Berlin and Múltiplos, Barcelona. You may also buy it online.


Commissioner Gordon calls Batman: the institutional alliance with those operating outside the law.

Lecture "The curatorial contract: analogies and case studies", Centro Galego de Arte Contemporaneo (CGAC), Thursday 14 June, 20h, and visiting lecturers, Máster en Arte, Museología y Crítica Contemporáneas, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Friday 15 June.

The lecture "The curatorial contract: analogies and case studies" draws from popular culture and legal terminology to help define some of the ethical and professional codes at work between artists and curators. Through the editorial project 'The Last Newspaper' developed by Latitudes at the New Museum in 2010, the presentation will speculate on this relationship and how it dialogues with the public-as-participant.

On June 15, Latitudes will be visiting lecturers at the Máster en Arte, Museología y Crítica Contemporáneas where they will discuss a range of their projects including No Soul for Sale (at X Initiative and at Tate Modern), Portscapes, Campus and Amikejo.


Publications available


Cover of 'Mataró Chauffeur Service'

'Mataró Chauffeur Service' - Accompanying the project by Martí Anson for 'No Soul For Sale: A Festival of Independents', Tate Modern, 2010

Edited by: Latitudes
Published by: Save As... Publications
Texts by: Martí Anson and Latitudes
Graphic Design: ferranElOtro Studio
Format: 210x150 mm, softcover, 59pp
Language: English, Spanish & Catalan
ISBN: 978-84-936956-9-9
Purchase here or here


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'Vic Cambrils Barcelona... A Library Project', Midway Contemporary Art Library, Minneapolis, October 2010

Photo Gallery

In response to Midway Contemporary Art Library’s holdings of museum catalogues and from publishing houses in Barcelona, Latitudes assembled a counter-accession of approximately 50 self- and micro-published books and paper editions by artists, designers, curators, or publishing initiatives produced in Catalonia since 2005.

The publications were displayed at Midway throughout before being absorbed into the library holdings. Alongside this collection supplementation, Barcelona-based artists Mariona Moncunill, Gabriel Pericàs, Mireia C. Saladrigues and Oriol Vilanova were invited to intervene in the library through a series of bookmarks which will be inserted into undisclosed publications throughout the library for unsuspecting readers to encounter. (+ info...)


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. Latitudes is a member of the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art and in 2010 received the inaugural Curatorial Award, Premios GAC. (+ info...)

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