Newsletter #61 – Winter 2015 Workshop and public lecture, “Beyond the roundabout, or what’s public about public art?”, part of LaPublika programme di


Newsletter #61 – Winter 2015

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Workshop and public lecture, “Beyond the roundabout, or what’s public about public art?”, part of LaPublika programme directed by consonni, Donostia, 10–11 November 2015

Latitudes will lead a workshop and give a public lecture as part of the first series of activities of LaPublika – a two-year long programme looking at how artistic practices construct public sphere. The programme is directed by consonni in collaboration with Donostia/San Sebastian 2016, European Capital of Culture and Tabakalera International Centre for Contemporary Culture.

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Courtesy: Eastside Projects.

"Near-Future Artworlds Curatorial Disruption Foresight Group" meets at Eastside Projects, Birmingham, 15 November 2015

Latitudes will convene one session of the two-day "Re-Imagining ESP" evaluation weekend organised in the context of the Extra Special People (ESP) Associates' scheme of Eastside Projects.

This will be the third iteration of the 'Near-Future Artworlds...' meetings (following those in Bari and San Francisco) – a forum for informal dialogue about megatrends and the future of contemporary art institutions held under the Chatham House Rule.

The Birmingham session will collectively imagine a ‘What if?’ – a post-apocalyptic scenario in which an art ecology has to be regrown from the ground up. What would be most urgent in terms of organisation, facilities, tools? The second part of the meeting will involve a practical exercise modelled to prototype initiatives that might be best suited to Birmingham’s real or imagined artistic, economic and social context.

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Participation in the panel 'Rethinking Institutions', Athens Biennale 2015–2017, 'OMONOIA' Summit, 18–19 November 2015

Latitudes will participate in the two-day Summit of the Athens Biennale, an event that marks the beginning of two-years of activities that merge the fifth and the sixth editions of the biennale. Three panel discussionsAlternative Economies, The Performative in the Political and Rethinking Institutions will take place on the first day of the Summit. The second day will host a series of working group meetings between scholars, self-organised initiatives, cooperatives and activists as well as an open assembly that will summarise the proceedings and discuss potentials for the future.

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Photodocumentation of the projects on Latitudes' flickr.

Photodocumentation of the commission series 'Composiciones' for the first Barcelona Gallery Weekend, 1–4 October 2015

Photos of the interventions.
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Site-specific temporary interventions by David Bestué (at the Factory space of Cosme Toda, L'Hospitalet); Dora García (at the Biblioteca del Campo Freudiano); Jordi Mitjà (at the Museu Geològic del Seminari); Rasmus Nilausen in collaboration with Pere Llobera (at the gardens of La Central bookstore, Raval); and Daniel Steegmann Magrané (at the Umbracle, Parc de la Ciutadella) produced for the first Barcelona Gallery Weekend.

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Limited-edition silkscreened totes produced on the occasion of Latitudes 10th Anniversary.

Latitudes' limited edition silkscreened tote bags by artists Lawrence Weiner, Haegue Yang, Ignasi Aballí and Mariana Castillo Deball – with whom Latitudes has collaborated over the past decade.

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