Newsletter #46 – September 2012


Casa del Lago, México DF. Photo: Fabiola Iza

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

Opening: 27 September, 19.30h

Latitudes has been invited to participate in La Sucursal (The Branch), one of the programme strands of Casa del Lago for which a self-organised, self-funded or non-profit organisations temporarily moves 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 thirty projects realized since 2005Latitudes will originate 'Incidents of Travel' from its temporary office in La Sucursal, for which artists Minerva Cuevas, Tania Pérez Córdova, Jerónimo Hagerman, Diego Berruecos, and Terence Gower have been invited to lead 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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#OpenCurating, BCN Producció 2012 Research Grant, throughout 2012

'Beyond Interface' is the first interview of Latitudes' #OpenCurating research, which obtained the first BCN Producció 2012 Research Grant. The inaugural interview was conducted with three key figures involved in the website of the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, which is also the #OpenCurating content partner.

Robin Dowden (Director of New Media Initiatives), Nate Solas (Senior New Media Developer) and Paul Schmelzer (Web Editor), discuss the museum's new website, relaunched in December 2011 following a two-year conceptual reboot and complete redesign. Styled as an online newspaper, the new site heralds a paradigmatic shift for innovative museum websites in creating an online platform with an emphasis on publishing while placing itself at the centre of generating conversations around content from both inside and outside the Walker’s activities.

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Also in September

LW D13

"Lawrence Weiner. If in Fact There Is a Context", Hatje Cantz, 2011. Photo: Latitudes

"Readers Circle: 100 Notes –100 Thoughts" programme, dOCUMENTA (13), Fridericianum, 9 September at 19h

Latitudes will be reading the publication "Lawrence Weiner: IF IN FACT THERE IS A CONTEXT" (Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2011) for dOCUMENTA (13)'s Reading Circle, organised within the Maybe Education and Public Program.


Friedrichplatz, Kassel. Photo: Latitudes

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

The Nature Addicts Fund Travelling Academy will be held during the last week of dOCUMENTA (13).

Fifteen artists have been selected by the fund to discuss their work, to participate in guided tours by dOCUMENTA (13) artists Maria Thereza Alves, Toril Johannessen and Claire Pentecost, and in the 2-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).


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Cover of the catalogue 'Greenwashing...'

'Greenwashing. Environment: Perils, Promises and Perplexities' (2008)

Editor: Latitudes & Ilaria Bonacossa
Publisher: The Bookmakers Ed.
Format: Softcover/ 240x170 mm / 192 pp / colour
Texts: Francesco Bonami, Latitudes & Ilaria Bonacossa, Marco Benatti, Riccardo Boero
Language: English + Italian editions
ISBN: 978-88-95702-01-8
Price: 32 Euro – Purchase via Motto


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

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