Cover Stories' are published on a monthly basis on Latitudes' homepage and highlight past, present or forthcoming projects, research, writing, artworks, exhibitions or field trips related to our activities, and are archived here.
- Archive of Cover Stories since March 2015
- Cover Story, January 2017: How open are open calls? 4 January 2017
- Cover Story, December 2016: Ten years ago – Land, Art: A Cultural Ecology Handbook 5 December 2016
- Cover Story, November 2016: Plucking Gilda, synesthetic Toni and dazzling Víctor 2 November 2016
- Cover Story, October 2016: "A Funny thing Happened on the Way to the Gallery, 13 October 2016
- Cover Story, September 2016: "El misterio de Caviria" by Antoni Hervàs 1 Septiembre 2016
- Last chance to read the August 2016 Monthly Cover Story "Fermínlandia" 31 August 2016.
This post heralds a short period of deceleration of our online activity (that is tending to our inbox, as well as this blog, Facebook and Twitter). We'll take a short break during August, but will be back in September with renewed energy. Until then, have a great summer break/Feliz verano dear readers!
11–16 October 2013: 'Agora', Athens Biennial 4, Greece. Read full report here.
|Beautiful Acropolis floor.|
16 November 2013: Seminar for "Curating the present. Theory and practice of the contemporary art exhibition", organised by Tania Pardo, Sergio Rubira and Alberto Sánchez Balmisawith La Casa Encendida, Madrid.
20 November 2013: At the kind invitation of the wonderful The Common Guild in Glasgow, on 21 November we gave a lecture about the work of Roman Ondák – read text here. We also took the opportunity to do some studio visits – see full Report from Glasgow (posted on 4 December) – including Lucy Skaer's exhibition at Tramway; see Max's Frieze review.
25 January 2014: Opening of "The Margins of the Factory" a solo show by Rotterdam-based Iratxe Jaio and Klaas van Gorkum, at ADN Platform in Sant Cugat (Barcelona). Photos of the show here, reviews and exhibition leaflet here and all the social media posts archived here.
|Photo via Facebook of Miguel Ángel Sánchez, posted with the caption: "Curators backing up the artist! Awesome outcome of this team effort at ADN Platform. On view from Saturday 25th".|
Klaas installing the series of photos that form part of Producing time in between other things (2011).
19–22 February 2013: Since November 2013, Latitudes had been guest Tweeting from @ARCOmeetings, advancing content and profiling the +70 participants of the seven Professional Meetings that took place during ARCOmadrid art fair. During the fair, we live-Tweeted each session as well as the 'III Meeting of Museums of European and Iberoamerica'. Our reportage and commentary spanned over 1200 Tweets – they're archived here.
18 March 2014: Max in conversation with Dutch artist Remco Torenbosch at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, in the context of his exhibition at NoguerasBlanchard.
|Photo by @priscilaclementti.|
On May 14, we gave a lecture and an afternoon seminar with PhD candidates in Curatorial Practice at MADA | Monash University in Melbourne, focusing on the 2012–13 research project #OpenCurating, and in particular the published interviews with the web team from the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; with Badlands Unlimited in New York; with research curator Steven ten Thije of the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven and with Dia Art Foundation Curator, Yasmil Raymond.
26–31 May 2014: Visit to Sydney and the 19th Biennale of Sydney.
1 June 2014: Short trip to Hobart in Tasmania to pay a visit to professional gambler and philanthropist David Walsh's extravaganza, the Museum of Old and New Art (MoNA). Despite the tech-geek owner and the 'O' device (iPod devices which functions as extended audio guides, digital captions and location trackers), photography is not officially allowed inside the galleries, although you can in fact find plenty of shots on social media. Here instead are some views from the museum while waiting for the Bond-villain ferry to take us back to Hobart.
11–14 June 2014: Singapore Curating Lab 2014 begins! This 9-month programme began with a 3h morning lecture by Latitudes, followed by an afternoon workshop in which we asked participants to imagine an institution by defining a succinct "about us" paragraph for three imaginary institutions. Following the root of word "institution" (to establish, to set up), the task involved considering what practices were to be initiated, how programmes were to be established, and for what publics. Read more here. Below the Tweets published, explaining each group's task.
14 June 2014: Symposium "When does an exhibition begin and end?", National Library of Singapore. With the participation of Shabbir Hussain Mustafa (Curator, National Gallery Singapore), Charles Lim (artist); Anca Rujoiu and Vera Mey (Curators, CCA — Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore) and artist Shubigi Rao.
|Curatorial Intensive participants live-tweeting, mapping concepts discussed during talks, photo-documenting and taking notes for future posts on Curating Lab blog. Photo: @nusmuseum.|
16–20 June 2014: Curating Lab 2004 Overseas Field Trip to Hong Kong, where participants were introduced to the programme and spaces of Spring Workshop, Asia Art Archive, Para/Site and M+. The many tweets published by ourselves and the participants are archived here.
Curating Lab 2014 group photo in Hong Kong airport before boarding to Singapore.
Also great to finally be able to visit "The Part In The Story Where A Part Becomes A Part Of Something Else" exhibition curated by Heman Chong and Samuel Saelemakers at Witte de With, the epilogue to Moderation(s). Here interacting with Haegue Yang's 'Sonic Nickel Dance' (2013).
The night before the workshop, a great catch up picnic with 'Portscapes' collaborators (Liesbeth Bik & Jos van der Pol, better known as Bik van der Pol, Lara Almarcegui, Nienke Terpsma and Rob Hamelijnck of Fucking Good Art and graphic designer Samira Ben Laloua). Ahh good memories!
During the past weeks we've been proofreading layouts with documentation of our 2013 residency and four "Incidents of Travel" tours we realised in Hong Kong, our contribution to the forthcoming publication "Terms & Conditions" published by Witte de With, Rotterdam as part of the Moderation(s) project steered by Heman Chong.
In the past months, Max Andrews has published the following texts in frieze magazine: Exhibition review of Pablo Helguera's ‘Librería Donceles’ (Donceles Bookshop, 2013) at Kent Fine Art, New York, issue 160, January–February 2014; Review of Lucy Skaer's solo show at Glasgow's Tramway, issue 161, March 2014; Postcard "On a Shoestring. Institutions in Catalonia", issue 158, October 2013; and a Focus, Iratxe Jaio and Klaas van Gorkum, Issue 157, September 2013. Max has also contributed to the publication that will accompany the forthcoming Frieze Art Fair, London (out in October 2014).
In January 2014, Mariana wrote a text on Time/Bank for the digital catalogue of the exhibition "7.000.000.000" curated by Arlandis/Marroquí for the Espai d'art Contemporani Castelló (EACC).
17 July 2014: Jointly published an art-agenda review on Andrea Buttner's "Tische" show at NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona.
|View of Andrea Büttner, Tische, NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona, 2014. Courtesy of NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona. All photos by Roberto Ruiz.|
One of the most widely-read blog posts of the year has been the analysis of the 2013 report that the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports dedicated to the state of culture in Spain (La cultura en España (2a parte): estadísticas, cifras y porcentajes del 2013, a follow up to the 2012 analysis), quite symptomatic of what has been another difficult year for the cultural sector.
Latitudes' "out of office" photo album 2008-9, 30 July 2009
Latitudes 'out of office' photo album 2009–10 season, 30 July 2010
Latitudes 'out of office' photo album 2010–11 season, 1 August 2011
Latitudes' "out of office" photo album 2011–2012, 31 July 2012
Latitudes' "out of office" photo album, 2012–2013 season, 31 July 2013
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Reserved exclusively for professionals, and with admission by invitation only, each of these closed-door meetings provides an opportunity for guests to share their thoughts, compare experiences and discuss new ideas.
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Wednesday 19 February, noon–2pm
3rd MEETING OF EUROPEAN AND IBERO-AMERICAN MUSEUMS
Session co-organised with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.
João Fernandes, Deputy Director, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.
Jesús Carrillo, Head of Cultural Programmes, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.
Rosario Peiró, Head of Collections, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.
Zdenka Badovinac, Cristina Cámara, Cosmin Costinas, Ticio Escobar, Patrick Flores, Rafael García, Lola Hinojosa, Vasif Kortun, Pablo León de la Barra, Soledad Liaño, Ana Longoni, Natalia Majluf, Cuauhtémoc Medina, Joanna Mytkowska, Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, José Roca, Berta Sureda, Luiz Augusto Teixeira, Steven ten Thije.
Wednesday 19 February, 4–6pm
MATERIAL CULTURE AND CONTEMPORARY ART
Ruba Katrib, Curator, SculptureCenter, New York.
Max Andrews, Patrick Charpenel, Reem Fadda, Nav Haq, Geir Haraldseth, Candice Hopkins, Gabi Ngcobo, Paul O’Neill, Nicolaus Schafhausen.
Thursday 20 February, noon–2pm
TALKING ABOUT MY GENERATION: ON THE RELEVANCE OF GENERATIONS IN CONTEMPORARY CURATING
Martha Kirszenbaum, Independent Curator, Paris/Los Angeles.
Antonia Alampi, Karen Archey, Marc Bembekoff, Jarrett Gregory, Tobi Maier, Andrea Rodriguez, Jakob Schillinger, Aura Seikkula, Polly Staple.
Thursday 20 February, 4–6pm
PARTICIPATORY ART PRACTICE - CHALLENGES AND POTENTIAL
Paula Toppila, Executive Director of IHME Contemporary Art Festival in Helsinki, Finland.
Mônica Hoff, Alistair Hudson, Mary Jane Jacob, Kaija Kaitavuori, Aaron Levy, Raimundas Malasauskas, Ramon Parramon, Yasmil Raymond.
Friday 21 February, noon–2pm
ARTIST RESIDENCIES. COLLABORATION MODELS AND STRATEGIES
Session organized by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E)
Juan de Nieves, Curator and Director of Rupert (Vilnius, Lithuania), a new centre for contemporary art based on a programme of independent studies, residencies and exhibitions.
Carlota Álvarez Basso, Alessio Antoniolli, Tere Badía, Francisca Caporali, Amanda Cruz, Pablo Guardiola, Juha Huuskonen, Zineb Sedira, Agnieszka Sosnowska, Mathilde Villeneuve.
(Note: "Biennials at the Periphery" is a two-part session)
Friday 21 February, noon–2pm and 4–6pm
BIENNIALS AT THE PERIPHERY
Irene Hofmann, Phillips Director and Chief Curator of SITE Santa Fe in New Mexico; and Lucía Sanromán, Independent curator and writer, and co-curator of the forthcoming SITElines 2014.
Brooke Davis Anderson, Dan Cameron, Jota Castro, Janet Dees, Taru Elfving, Candice Hopkins, Bill Kelley jr., Sally Tallant.
Saturday 22 February, noon–2pm
CURATING AFRICA (IN, FROM AND FOR)
Miguel Amado, Independent Curator, Lisbon/Barcelona. Amado has been the Curator of the Portuguese Pavilion "Trafaria Praia" at the 2013 Venice Biennale.
Elise Atangana, Christa Clarke, Elvira Dyangani Ose, Caroline Hancock, Nadine Siegert, Bomi Odufunade, Gabi Ngcobo, Suzana Sousa.
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(ES) Bea Espejo, "ARCO 2012, cifras y letras", El Cultural online, 23 November 2011
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|Rendering of the 'Superstructure', 2011. Courtesy Jasper Niens and Thijs Ewalts.|
WEDNESDAY 15 FEB:
13–14h: Jeremiah Day, artist, Amsterdam/Berlin;
14–15h: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Delegate: Leontine Coelewij, Curator;
15–16h: Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam. Delegate: Jelle Bouwhuis, Curator;
16–17h: Nathaniel Mellors, artist, Amsterdam/London;
17–18h: Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven. Delegate: Steven ten Thije, research curator;
18–19h: Marres, Maastricht. Delegate: Lisette Smits, independent curator;
19–20h: [*] Lara Almarcegui, artist, Rotterdam.
THURSDAY 16 FEB:
13.30–15h: Official opening of "FOCUS: The Netherlands" in the presence of the Ambassador of The Netherlands, Mr. Peter P. Wulfften Palthe and Madeleine van Lennep, Deputy Director Mondriaan Fund. "FOCUS: The Netherlandsis made possible with the support of the Mondriaan Fund and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Madrid.
15–16h: [*] Javier Hontoria, critic and independent curator, Madrid;
16–17h: De Appel arts centre, Amsterdam. Delegates: Ann Demeester, Director and Nathalie Hartjes, coordinator of the Curatorial Programme and the Gallerist Programme;
17–18h: Manifesta – The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam. Delegate: Cuauhtémoc Medina, Curator Manifesta 9, Limburg, Belgium;
18–19h: Wendelien van Oldenborgh, artist, Rotterdam;
19–20h: If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Amsterdam. Delegate: Frédérique Bergholtz, co-founder and director.
FRIDAY 17 FEB:
13–14h: Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam. Delegate: Anke Bangma, Curator Contemporary Art;
14–15h: De Vleeshal, Middelburg. Delegate: Lorenzo Benedetti, Director;
15–16h: Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht. Delegate: Yolande van de Heide, Project Coordinator;
16–17h: Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam. Delegate: Zoë Gray, Curator 2006–11;
17–19h: Kunstverein, Amsterdam/New York/Milan. Delegates: Krist Gruijthuijsen and Maxine Kopsa, Directors, and Gabriel Lester, artist, Amsterdam.
SATURDAY 18 FEB:
13–14h: TENT, Rotterdam. Delegate: Mariette Dölle, Artistic director and Eva González-Sancho, independent curator and former director FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon;
14–15h: Stroom Den Haag, The Hague. Delegate: Arno van Roosmalen, Director;
15–16h: [*] Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht. Delegate: Adrià Julià, artist and 2011 Researcher Fine Art;
16–17h: Museum De Paviljoens, Almere. Delegates: Macha Roesink, Director and Annick Kleizen, Curator;
17–18h: SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain, Amsterdam. Delegate: Theo Tegelaers, Chief Curator;
18–19h: De Hallen, Haarlem. Delegate: Xander Karskens, Curator, De Hallen and 'Focus: The Netherlands' at ARCOmadrid.
SUNDAY 19 FEB:
13–14h: Fucking Good Art. Delegates: Rob Hamelijnck and Nienke Terpsma, artists/editors;
14–15h: [*] Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam. Delegates: Philippe Pirotte, curator and art critic, Antwerp, and senior advisor at the Rijksakademie and Rubén Grilo, artist and current resident;
15–16h: BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht. Delegates: Maria Hlavajova, artistic director and Rabih Mroué, artist, Beirut;
16–17h: Expodium, Utrecht. Delegate: Bart Witte, Director;
17–18h: W139, Amsterdam. Delegate: Tim Voss, Director and Sam de Groot, graphic designer;
18–19h: [*] De Ateliers, Amsterdam. Delegate: Paloma Polo, artist and 2007–9 participant.
All the events will be in English, except those marked with an asterisk (*), which will be in Spanish. Programme may be subject to change.
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'The Dutch Assembly / Asamblea de los Países Bajos', ARCOmadrid, 15–19 February 2012, Madrid (+ info...)
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LAST CHANCE! UNTIL 15 JANUARY 2012...
'Amikejo: Fermín Jiménez Landa & Lee Welch', fourth and final exhibition of the cycle 'Amikejo' at the Laboratorio 987, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, 24 September 2011–15 January 2012.
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Ferran Barenblit, who was until recently the director of Santa Mónica, and who now heads the art center Dos de Mayo outside Madrid, believes that Spain doesn’t have enough international pull and has lost its “exotic” status in the ever-expanding European community. “Barenblit can be very critical with respect to the homegrown arts scene,” writes Worthmann. “But he holds the unclear reception from outside the country responsible for the lack of resonance.” Chus Martínez, who headed the Frankfurt Kunstverein before recently heading to Barcelona to direct the MACBA collection, adds some “geopolitical” arguments. “Germans, for example, orient themselves above all toward the United States and, since reunification, strongly toward the east,” Martínez told the newspaper. “Spain long existed on the outside. We were never a stop on the Grand Tour, nor could we profit later from the Marshall Plan.” The Franco dictatorship, which ended just over thirty years ago, also played a major role in the isolation of the country’s artists. Despite the end of the dictatorship, many artists still leave the country. And despite the rise of several spectacular exhibition sites—MUSAC in León, MACBA in Barcelona, Herzog and de Meuron’s Caixaforum in Madrid, Gehry’s Guggenheim in Bilbao, and Madrid’s Matadero, a multidisciplinary center that will be fully complete in 2011—few institutions have managed to create a “solid profile.” “For regional politicians, often the architectural gesture was more important than the ongoing maintenance of an ambitious program,” writes Worthmann, who adds that museum directors are often at the mercy of changing ruling parties of the government. Despite new directives for running museums from the minister of culture, the sudden closure of Santa Mónica as an art center is a case in point.
As for ARCO, a public initiative dating from the 1980s, the new director Lourdes Fernández will be decreasing the number of Spanish galleries in order to increase international participation at the fair. Last year, the fair dedicated more space to curatorial projects featuring artworks with an experimental edge. “And the display window has long functioned in both directions,” writes Worthmann. International collectors acquire Spanish art while Spanish collectors are increasingly acquiring works by international artists. In 2009, all purchases may well be welcome, whatever the artist’s origin.
On another note, Matt Elmore from the The Art Newspaper has also written about the Barcelona art scene, though giving a much more simplistic and superficial account - including mistakes such as the "Santa Monica space as a visual arts centre devoted to Catalan artists...", when only one of the three exhibition spaces it had was penciled for Catalan or Spanish artists. See archive of previous shows to see exhibition history between 2003-9.