Newsletter #53 – April 2013

Ongoing: #OpenCurating research

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Cover of the interview. Photo: Joan Kee

New Interview!

"Digression(s), Entry point(s): An Interview with Heman Chong", Singapore-based artist, curator and writer.

Heman Chong’s art practice comprises “an investigation into the philosophies, reasons and methods of individuals and communities imagining the future”. His ongoing project, 'The Lonely Ones', looks at the representation of solitude and the “last man on earth” genre in art, film and literature, and is the basis for a forthcoming novel entitled 'Prospectus'. Chong’s recent solo exhibitions include 'LEM 1', Rossi & Rossi, London (2012) and Calendars (2020-2096) at the NUS Museum, Singapore (2011). He has participated in group exhibitions including the Asia Pacific Triennale 7 (2012), Performa 11 (2011), and represented Singapore at the 50a Biennale di Venezia (2003). In June 2013 ArtAsiaPacific will publish a monograph of his work entitled 'The Part In The Story Where We Lost Count Of The Days', edited by M+ Curator, Pauline J. Yao.

This interview was initiated at Spring Workshop in Hong Kong, in the context of Chong’s invitation to Latitudes to make a curatorial residency as part of 'Moderation(s)', a year-long series of programming between Spring and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam.

#OpenCurating is a research project by Latitudes produced through BCN Producció 2012 of the Institut de Cultura de Barcelona.

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Previous #OpenCurating interviews


"Alguien Dijo 'Adhocracia'?: Entrevista con Ethel Baraona Pohl" with editor, architect and blogger, Barcelona.

Read here in Spanish
Read here in English


"Itinerarios Transversales: Entrevista con Sònia López y Anna Ramos", Head of the web, and coordinator of the Web and Ràdio Web MACBA at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona.

Read here in Spanish
Read here in English


"Democratizando la sociedad informacional: Entrevista con Daniel G. Andújar", visual artist, web activist and art theorist, Barcelona.

Read here (in Spanish)


'books_expanded_field: An interview with Badlands Unlimited', New York-based publishing house.

Read here (in English)


"Host and Ambassador: A Conversation with Yasmil Raymond". Curator, Dia Art Foundation, New York.

Transcription of a public event that took place on the 19 February at the Auditori MACBA.

Read here (In English)


From the Archive


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'Campus', Espai Cultural Caja Madrid, Barcelona, 27 June–28 August 2011

Combining a hybrid model between an experimental education and a residency, 'Campus' was a pilot project free and uncredited, centered in the reflection and the exchange of ideas, experiencies and knowledge through four working sessions directed by the artists Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson, Renata Lucas, Peter Piller and Adrià Julià. (+ info...)


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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 Curatorial Award, Premios GAC.

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