Newsletter #45 – Summer 2012


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#OpenCurating, BCN Producció 2012 Research Grant, throughout 2012

Drawing on the emerging practices of so-called 'Open Journalism' – which seek to better collaborate with and use the ability of anyone to publish and share#OpenCurating is a research project which will investigate how contemporary art projects may function beyond the traditional format of exhibition-and-catalogue. #OpenCurating is concerned with new forms of interaction between publics – whether online followers or physical visitors – with artworks and their production, display and discursive context.

The project is articulated around a Twitter discussion moderated around the hashtag #OpenCurating; a series of ten new interviews with curators, artists, journalists and online strategists (to be published as a free digital edition), and a final event in Barcelona. (+ info...)

#OpenCurating was awarded the first BCN Producció 2012 Research Grant of the Institut de Cultura de Barcelona.

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In September


Kassel's Friedrichsplatz. Photo: Latitudes

Facilitators, Nature Addicts Fund Travelling Academy, 11–15 September, Kassel

Latitudes has been invited to facilitate the second Nature Addicts Fund Travelling Academy to be held between the 11–15 September, coinciding with the last week of dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel.

Fifteen european artists have been selected by the fund to discuss their work, participate in performances and guided tours by dOCUMENTA (13) artists Maria Thereza Alves, Toril Johannessen and Claire Pentecost and in the two-day conference On Seeds and Multispecies Intra-Action: Disowning Life on September 10 and September 15, organised within the Maybe Education and Public Programs of dOCUMENTA (13).


Casa del Lago. Photo: Fabiola Iza

'Projects 2005–2012 / Incidents of Travel', in La Sucursal, Casa del Lago, Mexico City, Mexico, 27 September–5 November 2012.

Latitudes has been invited to participate in La Sucursal (The Branch), one of the programme strands of Casa del Lago for which self-organised, self-funded or non-profit organisations temporarily move their offices to Casa del Lago in order to critically expose the cultural strategies of such forms of organisation.

Alongside 'Projects 2005–2012' – a visual index of the thirty projects realized since 2005Latitudes will originate 'Incidents of Travel' from its temporary office in La Sucursal. Five artists from Mexico City will develop day-long tours for Latitudes, articulating the city and their artistic practice through routes and waypoints in the metropolitan area. Documented and mapped in La Sucursal, the project aims to explore the chartered itinerary as a format of artistic encounter with the capacity to bypass the convention of the studio visit through highly specific views of the city.

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Recent blog posts




'The Incest Museum: A Guide'. Photo: Latitudes

'The Incest Museum: A Guide' by Simon Fujiwara. Accompanying the 2009 exhibition 'Provenances' at Umberto di Marino, Naples, Italy

Edited by: Latitudes
Published by: Archive Books, Berlin
Texts by: Simon Fujiwara
Format: 210 x 153 mm softcover (grey, blue, beige versions)/ 52pp / cloth-tape bound / offset, black-and-white with fold-out colour poster
Language: English
ISBN: 978-88-95702-09-4
Buy it here


From the archive


View of the exhibition in the Århus Art Building. Photo: Latitudes

Exhibition 'Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller: United Alternative Energies', Århus Art Building, Denmark, 22 January–3 April 2011

Photo Gallery

Christina Hemauer and Roman Keller have investigated the concept of energy for several years. One of their main areas of interest is the history of oil and its competing alternatives, notably solar energy. The exhibition was most comprehensive presentation of the duo's work to date (+ 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 (IKT) and in 2010 received the inaugural Curatorial Award, Premios GAC. (+ info...)

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