Following the first edition of NO SOUL FOR SALE in June 2009 in New York [40° 30′N, 45° 1′N], where Latitudes invited the New York-based artist group The Bruce High Quality Foundation to conceive their office-scenario, Latitudes will produce a further specially commissioned collaboration, with Catalan artist Martí Anson (Mataró, 1967).
In response to the invitation and need to travel to London, Anson has proposed to set up a taxi firm, and drive Latitudes from Barcelona [41º 23’N, 2º 11’E] to London [51°30′N 0°7′W] and back. Legally registering his employment as a chauffeur, designing the livery of the single vehicle fleet and his uniform, and the journey to Tate Modern and back all form a part of the project.
The car itself will form the basis of Latitudes’ temporary office-encampment in the Tate Modern Turbine Hall, which will be parked up for the weekend alongside a ‘typically Spanish’ taxi-drivers’ picnic scenario of camping chairs, table, cool box and parasol. In this setting Latitudes will present ephemera, films and publications relating to their recent projects. The scenario will also serve as a meeting point for a series of informal encounters with invited artists and curators.
Participants in this edition of NO SOUL FOR SALE (confirmed): ArtHub
(Shanghai), Artists Space (New York), e-flux (Berlin), PiST (Istanbul),
Latitudes (Barcelona), no.w.here (London), Loop (Seoul), The Royal
Standard (Liverpool), Tranzit (Prague), VIAFARINI (Milan), White Columns
(New York) and Y3K (Melbourne).
About the Artist
Martí Anson’s recent projects include ‘El preu dels colors’, Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona (2009), ‘Martí et la chocolaterie’ for ‘Rendez-Vous 09’, 10th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon (2009), ‘Martí and the flour factory’ for ‘Lucky Number 7’, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico (2008) ‘Fitzcarraldo, 55 days working on the construction of a Stella 34 yacht in the Centre d'Art Santa Mònica’, Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona (2005).
Notes to Editors
'No Soul For Sale – A Festival of Independents', is an initiative of
the artist Maurizio Cattelan and curators Cecilia Alemani and
Massimiliano Gioni. The first edition took place in New York between 24–28 June 2009 in the former Dia Center for the Arts. It gathered over 30 not-for-profit centers,
alternative institutions, artists’ collectives and independent
enterprises from Berlin, Milan, Dublin, Barcelona, Paris, Reykjavík,
Hong Kong, Rabat, Trinidad, New York and Los Angeles, amongst others.
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