Yasmil-Raymond_small _Photo Lina Bertucci

Yasmil Raymond, Curator, Dia Art Foundation, New York. Photo: Lina Bertucci

"Latitudes in conversation with Yasmil Raymond", Tuesday 19 February 2013, 19:30h, Auditori MACBA, Barcelona.

Free admission. Limited seating. With simultaneous translation.

The conversation with Yasmil Raymond, Curator at Dia Art Foundation in New York, will address Dia's historical identity, the evolving role of the curator, and Raymond's vision in commissioning and preserving art projects that exceed the limits normally available within the museum.

The evening will incorporate "crowd-sourced" questions previously solicited via Twitter (hashtag #OpenCurating) and Facebook.

This event is part of Latitudes' ongoing #OpenCurating research, which analyses the implications of Web 2.0, participation and transparency for contemporary art production and programming.

The core of #OpenCurating is formed through a series of interviews with artists, writers and curators, freely available via Latitudes' website, most recently with Steven ten Thije (Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven) and Badlands Unlimited (New York).


Yasmil Raymond has worked at the Dia Art Foundation since 2009, where she has organized exhibitions and projects with artists such as Jean-Luc Moulène (2012); Yvonne Rainer (2011-12); Koo Jeong A (2010-11); Franz Erhard Walther (2010-2012); and Trisha Brown (2009-10). Prior to joining Dia, Raymond worked at the Walker Art Center (2004–2009) in Minneapolis where she organized solo exhibitions with Tomás Saraceno (2009) and Tino Sehgal (2007) and group exhibitions including Abstract Resistance (2010); Brave New Worlds (2007, co-curated with Doryun Chong). Raymond studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1999) and the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (2004).


As a nonprofit institution founded in 1974, the Dia Art Foundation is renowned for initiating, supporting, presenting, and preserving art projects. Between 1987 and 2004, the Dia Center for the Arts in Chelsea, New York, saw presented site-specific exhibitions and projects including those by Robert Gober, Jenny Holzer, Jorge Pardo and Pierre Huyghe. Dia:Beacon opened in 2003 in upstate New York, as the home for Dia’s distinguished collection of art from the 1960s to the present. Dia Art Foundation maintains long-term, site-specific projects including Walter De Maria’s The New York Earth Room (1977) and The Broken Kilometer (1979), Max Neuhaus’s Times Square (1977), Joseph Beuys’s 7000 Eichen (7000 Oaks) (1988), and Dan Flavin’s untitled (1996), all in Manhattan; the Dan Flavin Art Institute in Bridgehampton, New York; De Maria’s The Vertical Earth Kilometer (1977) in Kassel, Germany; Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty (1970) in the Great Salt Lake, Utah; and De Maria’s The Lightning Field (1977) in Quemado, New Mexico. Currently Dia is developing a project space on West 22nd Street in New York City.

Follow the project on Twitter: #OpenCurating / @LTTDS

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


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 and in 2010 received the inaugural Curatorial Award, Premi GAC.

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