Cover Story–July 2018: No Burgers for Sale

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The July 2018 Monthly Cover Story "No Burgers for Sale" is now up on Latitudes' homepage: www.lttds.org


"In 1983, a Burger King opened on New York’s Governors Island, then a U.S. Coast Guard base. It was the first franchise to serve beer. After scoffing a Whopper combo, officers and enlisted men could enjoy a round of golf, play bingo, go to the movies, or throw balls at the adjacent bowling alley. In 1999, this Burger King featured in issue 615 of ‘The Amazing Spider-man’. After almost two centuries operating as a federal or military facility, the Island was vacated in 1996, and the Burger King shut up shop. The remnants were photographed in 2003 by Andrew Moore and Lisa Kereszi."

No burgers were on sale though, just wooden pretzels!

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Cover Story – June 2017: "Moth light—Absent Forms"


The June 2017 Monthly Cover Story ""Moth light—Absent Forms"" is now up on www.lttds.org after June it will be archived here

"The Latitudes-curated Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes & des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne opened at Meessen De Clercq, Brussels, in February 2011. More a series of five interlinked solo presentations than a conventional thematic group exhibition, it featured the work of Kasper Akhøj, Martí Anson, Maria Loboda, Charlotte Moth and Sarah Ortmeyer." Continue reading

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Latitudes hosts the MA Curating Contemporary Art students of the Royal College of Art in Barcelona


Photos: Latitudes | www.lttds.org (except when noted otherwise in the photo caption).

This morning we had an informal discussion with second-year students of the Royal College of Art's MA Curating Contemporary Art programme to present and reflect on our collaborations with three Barcelona-based artists – Martí Anson, Ignasi Aballí and Francesc Ruiz. It was an opportune moment to reconsider the old chestnut of "the artist-curator relationship" and the important role of artist advocacy and friendship in curatorial work.

Our first case study was with Martí Anson and was in the context of our participation in the 2010 iteration of 'No Soul for Sale – A Festival of Independents' at Tate Modern, coinciding with Tate's 10th anniversary. In our presentation we discussed how Martí's project "Mataró Chauffeur Service" began by the simple need for us to get to London and present our projects in the festival context, how we worked together with Martí in thinking which was the best format for the project to develop considering all the budget would have to be raised and that the invitation was limited to offering 25m2 at Tate Modern's Turbine Hall.

A year later, we invited Martí to present Joaquimandson, a project centred on researching and recuperating the fabrication of 1960s low-budget furniture designs his father produced for friends, family and clients in Mataró. A selection of the furniture was exhibited at Meessen de Clercq, Brussels, alongside works by Sarah Ortmeyer, Kasper Akhoj, Maria Loboda and Charlotte Moth


In the summer of 2009, Carol Yinghua Lu invited us to curate a new commission by Ignasi Aballí at the SUITCASE Art Project, the then project space of the Today Art Museum in Beijing. The resulting interventions in the eight display cases of the Yintai Centre, focused on absence, nothingness and invisibility, recurring concerns in Aballí's practice. A year after, we interviewed Ignasi for 'The Last Star-Ledger', the yellow issue of 'The Last Newspaper' publication we edited in the context of the New Museum show in 2010. The interview 'Rank and File' focused on his series of newspaper-cut outs from El País newspaper that he has been doing since 1997.

After a short presentation on the context of the 2009 exhibition "Sequelism part 3: Possible, Probable or Preferable Futures" at Arnolfini in Bristol, and Francesc Ruiz's stair-barrier commission, Ruiz discussed his Yayoi, Sukia and "The Green Detour" commission for Contemporary Image Collective in Cairo, and of course Francesc's weekly cartoons for the ten 'The Last Newspaper'. Here an interview with Francesc published in the third issue, 'The Last Register" and a profile of his work included in frieze magazine.

Thank you Galeria Estrany · de la Mota for the temporary gallery take over!

Related content:

  • Ignasi Aballí's exhibition catalogue 'Nothing, or Something' available now, 26 October 2009
  • flickr gallery with installation shots of "Sequelism Part 3..." 
  • Publication release: 'Mataró Chauffeur Service', a project by Martí Anson & Latitudes for 'No Soul for Sale', Tate Modern, London, May 2010, 11 March 2011
  • Ignasi Aballí at ARTIUM and Latitudes' archive (Beijing & New York),20 May 2012


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Exhibition views: 'Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes & des arts et techniques dans la vie moderne', until 16 April

'Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes & des arts et techniques dans la vie moderne', February 25 – April 16, 2011, Meessen de Clercq, Brussels, Belgium

'EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS ET INDUSTRIELS MODERNES & DES ARTS ET TECHNIQUES DANS LA VIE MODERNE' With works by: Kasper AKHØJ, Martí ANSON, Maria LOBODA, Charlotte MOTH and Sarah ORTMEYER
25 February–16 April 2011
 

Meessen de Clercq, Rue de l’Abbaye 2a
B-1000 Brussels, Belgium

The Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes & des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts & Art and Technology in Modern Life) presents projects by five contemporary visual artists which engage with specific instances of modernity as represented through industrial or domestic design. A world-famous tower, a street, a range of furniture, a modular display system, and textile patterns, have been metaphorically taken apart before being reconstituted, sometimes literally, through artistic practices and personal affiliations which incorporate historical research, travel, tribute and scenography, for example.

Running counter to the modernist spirit of rationality, clarity and empiricism, the artists’ often playful engagements deal with anecdotal, subjective, and frequently deliberately imprecise applications. Their projects engage with disciplines traditionally outside of the domain of the visual arts, and in doing so they invite a renegotiation of a design’s intended use, and an interest in the point at which apparent aesthetic surplus or redundancy modifies or reconstructs an object’s meaning or efficacy. The artists’ works furthermore operate with a heightened awareness or awkwardness of their being exhibited (and alongside a synthesized ‘period’ exhibition title taken from conjoining the names of the Paris Worlds’ Fairs from 1925 and 1937). Theatricality and commercial or museological display strategies are the restraints and releases, or the actual subject, of the artists’ articulations. (+ info...)

All photos: Philippe de Gobert




Publication release: 'Mataró Chauffeur Service', project by Martí Anson & Latitudes for 'No Soul for Sale', Tate Modern, London, May 2010

Cover of the publication. Photo: Save As... Publications



Published by: Save As... Publications
Edited by: Latitudes
Texts by: Martí Anson and LatitudesGraphic Design: ferranElOtro Studio
Format: 21 x 15 cm / softcover with folded poster jacket / 62pp / offset, black-and-gold
Language: English, Spanish & Catalan
Price: EUR 16,00
Print-run: 500 copies
Date of Publication: February 2011
ISBN: 978-84-936956-9-9
Availability: La Central

The publication 'Mataró Chauffeur Service' gathers documentation of the collaboration with artist Martí Anson realised on the occasion of Latitudes' participation in the London edition of 'No Soul for Sale' (14–16 May 2010), for which the artist set up his own chauffeur company and drove the curatorial duo from Barcelona to Tate Modern's Turbine Hall and back. (+ info...)

"Martí Anson drove a car up from Spain and parked in the Tate to double as a screening room for Latitudes projects" 

– Janine Armin, The New York Times

"An interactive art-taxi" 

– Martin Coomer, Hotline

"Mr. Anson has designed the car and his chauffeur’s uniform." 

– Carol Vogel, The New York Times

"La oficina curatorial Latitudes colaborará con el artista catalán Martí Anson … para trasladar su coche tuneado como un 'Spanish cab' hasta Londres y empleando la Sala de Turbinas como aparcamiento" 

– Javier Díaz-Guardiola, ABC.es

"…ha fet el viatge en un espectacular model cedit per la marca BMW que el propi Anson ha redissenyat perquè recordés a l’estil original dels taxis de Mataró dels anys 60 (daurat i negre)" 

– www.capgros.com

"Anson daba a pensar sobre el rol camaleónico del artista, y sobre el intercambio de servicios que se da entre diferentes agentes dentro de la industria del arte." 

– Cristina Garrido, Diari de Tarragona

"Martí Anson ha hecho de chófer de una supuesta compañía de taxis (ha creado logo y tarjetas de visita) y cubierto por carretera-ferry el trayecto Barcelona-Londres en plena crisis por la nube volcánica (…) Lo suyo es ficción, pero recuerda que durante los días de bloqueo europeo por las cenizas del volcán islandés, había compañías de taxi que ofrecían el Barcelona-Londres por 4.700 euros." 

– Emili J. Blasco, ABC blog

"Latitudes viene realizando un trabajo que ha logrado concitar el interés de la comunidad artística y el público a partir de proyectos que se instalan más allá de las fronteras de lo artístico … Una vez en Londres, el taxi y unas mesitas y sillas a modo de camping harán de stand en el que se podrán ver los proyectos que ha realizado la oficina así como proyecciones de video de artistas jóvenes" 

 – Javier Hontoria, El Cultural
 

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Newsletter #31 - March/Marzo 2011



FORTHCOMING IN APRIL 2011...

'Amikejo: Iratxe Jaio & Klaas van Gorkum',
Laboratorio 987, 2011 season guest curated by Latitudes, MUSAC, León. 9 April - 12 June 2011. Opening: 9 April

EXHIBITIONS CURRENTLY ON VIEW...


Guest curators of the Laboratorio 987 2011 season, MUSAC, León: inaugural exhibition 'Amikejo: Pennacchio Argentato', on view until 27 March 2011 – see installation views here.

'Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller: United Alternative Energies', Aarhus Art Building, Århus, Denmark, on view until 3 April 2011
– see installation views here.

'Exposition Internationale des Art Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes & des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne' showing works by Kasper Akhøj; Martí Anson; Maria Loboda; Charlotte Moth and Sarah Ortmeyer. Meessen De Clercq, Brussels, Belgium, on view until 16 April 2011 - see installation views here


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Installing 'Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes & des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne' at Meessen De Clercq


Opening: Thursday 24 February 2011, 6–9pm.
With works by Kasper Akhøj (1976, Copenhagen, Denmark. Lives in New York, US); Martí Anson (1967, Mataró, Spain. Lives there); Maria Loboda (1979, Kraków, Poland. Lives in London, UK); Charlotte Moth (1975, Carshalton, UK. Lives in Paris, France) and Sarah Ortmeyer (1980, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Lives there).

The Exposition International des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes & des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts & Art and Technology in Modern Life) presents projects by five contemporary visual artists which engage with specific instances of modernity as represented through industrial or domestic design. A world-famous tower, a street, a range of furniture, a modular display system, and textile patterns, have been metaphorically taken apart before being reconstituted, sometimes literally, through artistic practices and personal affiliations which incorporate historical research, travel, tribute and scenography, for example. (+ info...)


Meessen De Clerq
Abdijstraat 2a Rue de l'Abbaye
1000 Brussels, BELGIUM
Tuesday to Saturday 11am – 6pm
T: +32 (0) 2 644 34 54
E: [email protected]
W: www.meessendeclercq.be


Installation pictures: Latitudes | www.lttds.org




Publication release: 'Mataró Chauffeur Service', a project by Martí Anson and Latitudes for 'No Soul for Sale: A Festival of Independents'


[ENG]

Photo Gallery | Press coverage | Short Video | web 'No Soul for Sale'

Edited by:
Martí Anson and Latitudes
Published by
: Save As... Publications
Texts by: Martí Anson and Latitudes
Graphic Design: ferranElOtro Studio
Format: 210 x 150 mm softcover with folded poster jacket / 59pp / offset, black-and-gold
Language: English, Spanish & Catalan
Print-run
: 500 copies
Printer: Cevagraf SCCL; Gràfiques Macià
Date of Publication
: January 2011
Price: €16 via La Central
ISBN: 978-84-936956-9-9


The publication 'Mataró Chauffeur Service' gathers documentation of the collaboration with artist Martí Anson realised on the occasion of Latitudes' participation in the London edition of 'No Soul for Sale', for which the artist set up his own chauffeur company and drove the curatorial duo from Barcelona to Tate Modern and back.  

(+ info... )

Project kindly supported by:

Sponsorship-in-kind by:

[ES]

Galería de fotos | Covertura prensa | Video | web 'No Soul for Sale'

Editado por: Latitudes
Publicado por: Save As... Publications
Textos: Martí Anson y Latitudes
Diseño gráfico: ferranElOtro Studio
Formato: 210 x 150 mm tapa rústica y poster semicubierta / 59pp / offset, negro y dorado
Idiomas: Edición trilingue Inglés, Español y Catalán
Tiraje
: 500
Imprenta: Cevagraf SCCL; Gràfiques Macià
Fecha publicación
: enero 2011
Precio: €16 a través de La Central
ISBN: 978-84-936956-9-9


La publicación 'Mataró Chauffeur Service', documenta la colaboración entre Latitudes y Martí Ansonel pasado Mayo en ocasión de la participación en la edición londinense de 'No Soul for Sale'. Para la ocasión, Anson inició su propia empresa de chófer ‘Mataró Chauffeur Service’ y condujo al dúo curatorial de Barcelona a Tate Modern y de regreso. 

(+ info...) 

Proyecto cuenta con el apoyo de:

Con el patrocinio de:





'Mataró Chauffeur Service' – Return journey London-Portsmouth-(ferry)-Santander-Barcelona-Mataró

Return journey: London to Portsmouth, 24h ferry sailings to Santander, and the last 700km from Santander–Barcelona–Mataró.

Leaving London...
The GPS tells us that after 140km we are nearby Portsmouth...
Waiting to check in with Brittany Ferries, to get our car ID and our cabin keys...

Cap Finistere ferry...
24h later...sunshine in Santander

making our way towards Bilbao...

Refueling...

Paying at the toll point...

Nearing Zaragoza...

700km later...nearing Barcelona (were Latitudes got dropped off).

All images: Latitudes | www.lttds.org




'Mataró Chauffeur Service' - Day 6 & 7 – Festival opened

More views of Latitudes' space at Tate Modern Turbine Hall bridge during the 3-day festival No Soul for Sale. The organisers estimated 50,000 visitors would come during that weekend, but in the end 93,000 people came through Tate.
 
Customised number plate: MCS 2010 (Mataró Chauffeur Service 2010)
below: Martí Anson - 'Mataró Chauffeur Service' - Latitudes - No Soul for Sale - Tate Modern - 14–16 May 2010


Installation view of Latitudes' space at Tate Modern Turbine Hall.

Screening space inside the car: showing films by artists Bik Van der Pol, Marjolijn Dijkman, Jan Dibbets and Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller, as well as a series of ‘making of’ featurettes produced as part of ‘Portscapes’ the Latitudes-curated commissions series commissioned by the Port of Rotterdam with support from SKOR throughout 2009.

Visitor looking at publications and the slideshow with images of the journey from
Barcelona to London (via ferry Santander-Portsmouth).


Martin Creed and his band playing in the Turbine Hall.

All photos: Latitudes | www.lttds.org




'Mataró Chauffeur Service' - Day 5 – Opening of 'No Soul for Sale-A Festival of Independents', 14–16 May, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern

Website 'No Soul for Sale' – www.nosoulforsale.com

NO SOUL FOR SALE’ is an initiative of the artist Maurizio Cattelan and curators Cecilia Alemani and Massimiliano Gioni. The first edition took place in New York [40° 30’N, 45° 1’N], between 24–28 June 2009 in the former Dia Center for the Arts. Then it gathered over 30 not-for-profit organisations, artists’ collectives and independent enterprises from Reykjavík, Berlin, Milan, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Trinidad amongst others.

Latitudes' space during the New York edition of 'No Soul for Sale', 24–28 June 2009

For the New York edition Latitudes invited the Brooklyn-based artist group The Bruce High Quality Foundation to conceive its office-scenario, which incorporated the ‘ruins’ of an abandoned 1983 Burger King facility on Governors Island. www.nosoulforsale.com

Map of the 70 participating organisations

View of the Turbine Hall, 14 May 2010

The London edition coincides with Tate Modern's 10th Anniversary celebrations. Latitudes, the only Spanish organisation, has invited Catalan artist Martí Anson (1967) to set up their temporary office. In response to the need to travel to London, Anson proposed to set up his own company, ‘Mataró Chauffeur Service’ (in honour of his home city) and drive the curatorial duo from Barcelona to London and back.

View of Latitudes' space in the 'bridge' area in Turbine Hall

Registering his employment as a driver, designing the livery of the single vehicle fleet and his uniform, and the journey to and from Tate Modern (including the ferry sailings from Santander to Portsmouth and back) all form a part of the project. The car is parked up for the weekend alongside a ‘typically Spanish’ picnic scenario of camping chairs, table and parasol.

View of Latitudes' space

Organisations taking part in No Soul For Sale include: Alternative Space LOOP (Seoul), Arrow Factory (Beijing), Arthub Asia (Shanghai/Bangkok/Beijing), Artis - Contemporary Israeli Art Fund (New York / Tel Aviv), Artspeak (Vancouver), Artists Space (New York), Auto Italia (London), Ballroom (Marfa), Black Dogs (Leeds), Barbur (Jerusalem), Capacete Entertainment (Rio de Janeiro), casa tres patios (Medellín), cneai= (Paris-Chatou), Collective Parasol (Kyoto), Dispatch (New York), e-flux (Berlin), 220 jours (Paris), Embassy (Edinburgh), Filipa Oliveira + Miguel Amado (Lisbon), FLUXspace (Philadelphia), FormContent (London), Galerie im Regierungsviertel/Forgotten Bar Project (Berlin), Green Papaya Art Projects (Manila), Hell Gallery (Melbourne), Hermes und der Pfau (Stuttgart), i-cabin (London), Intoart (London), K48 Kontinuum (New York), Kling & Bang (Reykjavík), L'appartement 22 (Rabat), Latitudes (Barcelona), Le Commissariat (Paris), Le Dictateur (Milan), Light Industry (New York), Lucie Fontaine (Milan), lugar a dudas (Cali), Mousse (Milan), Museum of Everything (London), Next Visit (Berlin), New Jerseyy (Basel), Not An Alternative (New York), no.w.here (London), Oregon Painting Society (Portland), Or Gallery (Vancouver), Post-Museum (Singapore), Para/Site Art Space (Hong Kong), Peep-Hole (Milan), PiST/// (Istanbul), PSL [Project Space Leeds] (Leeds), Rhizome (New York), Sala-Manca & Mamuta (Jerusalem), San Art (Ho Chi Minh City), Scrawl Collective (London), Studio 1.1 (London), Suburban (Chicago), Swiss Institute (New York), The Mountain School of Arts (Los Angeles), The Royal Standard (Liverpool), Thisisnotashop (Dublin), Torpedo - supported by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (Oslo), Tranzit (Prague), Viafarini DOCVA (Milan), Vox Populi (Philadelphia), Western Bridge (Seattle), Western Front Society (Vancouver), White Columns (New York), Y3K (Melbourne), 2nd Cannons Publications (Los Angeles), and 98 Weeks (Beirut).

'Mataró Chauffeur Service' has been generously supported by:

Sponsorship-in-kind by:
Tate Modern, Turbine Hall – Admission Free
14 and 15 May 2010, 10:00 – Midnight
16 May 2010 10:00 – 18:00
For information number please print +44 (0)20 7887 8888




'Mataró Chauffeur Service' – Day 4 – Installation at Tate Modern Turbine Hall





Installation of the BMW at Tate Modern Turbine Hall bridge by the great technical team that came to help + info...

Tomorrow Thursday 10am opening of 'No Soul for Sale'!




'Mataró Chauffeur Service' – Days 2 and 3









Journey in the Port Aven ferry from Santander to Portsmouth followed by drive from Portsmouth to London and car pick up by BMW technicians + info…


Tomorrow installation day at Tate Modern Turbine Hall…






'Mataró Chauffeur Service' – Day 1

Images of the journey from Barcelona to Santander (via Zaragoza, Logroño and Bilbao) to take the ferry to Portsmouth, UK. + info...




Artículo en abc.es sobre el 10º aniversario de Tate Modern y el proyecto 'Mataró Chauffeur Service' de Martí Anson en colaboración con Latitudes

Link al artículo aquí. Extracto del texto de Javier Díaz-Guardiola publicado en la web del ABC.es, 6 Mayo 2010:

"Un taxi de ida y vuelta"
El evento, de carácter gratuito y abierto a todo el mundo, iniciativa del artista Maurizio Cattelan y comisariado por Cecilia Alemani y Massimiliano Gioni, llevará por nombre «No Soul for Sale. A Festival of Independents», y entre los más de sesenta espacios de arte independientes convocados (de White Columns de Nueva York a e-flux de Berlín o la Mountain School of Arts de Los Ángeles) habrá participación española, y no nos referimos a su director, Vicente Todolí.


Así, la oficina curatorial Latitudes colaborará con el artista catalán Martí Anson, que, con el proyecto «Mataró Chauffeur Service», se convierte –convenientemente dado de alta y pertrechado como tal– en taxista, para trasladar su coche tuneado como un Spanish cab hasta Londres y empleando la Sala de Turbinas como aparcamiento del mismo. Durante los días que dure el festival, el vehículo se transformará en sala de proyecciones de los vídeos de creadores como Jan Dibbets, Roman Keller o Bik van der Pol, con los que ha trabajado Latitudes. La ruta del viaje y sus andanzas pueden seguirse en el blog http://lttds.blogspot.com Es su particular manera de celebrar estos últimos diez años que serán analizados este fin de semana en las páginas de ABCD."




Newsletter#23 – May 2010

Newsletter in English | Newsletter en Español

This month Latitudes and Martí Anson will participate in 'NO SOUL FOR SALE – A Festival of Independents' with the project 'Mataró Chauffeur Service' taking place at Tate Modern's Turbine Hall, 14–16 May, London, UK + info...

Between the 20–23 May Max Andrews's of Latitudes will participate in 'The Falmouth Convention', taking place at various venues around Cornwall, UK + info...

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'Mataró Chauffeur Service' – graphic identity of the project

Latitudes is soon participating in the London edition of 'No Soul for Sale – A Festival of Independents' which will take place in the Turbine Hall in Tate Modern, from 14–16 May, coinciding with the museum's 10th Anniversary celebrations.
In response to the need to travel to London, Mataró-based artist Martí Anson (1967) has proposed to set up the company “Mataró Chauffeur Service”, 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 driver, designing the livery of the single vehicle fleet and his uniform, and the journey to Tate Modern and back (including the ferry journey Santander–Portsmouth) all form a part of the project.
Here we present the graphic identity of Anson's chauffeur service, designed by the artist in collaboration with Barcelona-based graphic designer and publisher ferranElOtro.


We are very pleased to announce that the car has been kindly provided by BMW.
And here is our chauffeur...
And last, but certainly not least, we would like to thank the generous support of the Institut Ramon Llull, the SEACEX (Sociedad Estatal para la Acción Cultural Exterior), the Institut Municipal d'Acció Cultural of the Ajuntament de Mataró, Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona, as well as thanking the in-kind-sponsorship provided by Loreak Mendian.




Poster for 'No Soul for Sale: A Festival of Independents' Turbine Hall Tate Modern, London, 14-16 May and mention in 'The New York Times' (22 April)

Above Latitudes' poster for 'No Soul for Sale' (see posters by other participants here).

The project was briefly mentioned in Carol Vogel's article 'Inside Art' in The New York Times last Thursday (scroll down until you find the heading 'Tate Modern Free-for-All').

"...The Spanish artist Martí Anson will drive two curators, who make up the collective Latitudes, from their base in Barcelona to London by taxi and park inside Turbine Hall. “That will be their space,” Mr. Gioni said. Mr. Anson has designed the car and his chauffeur’s uniform."

Anson will be give a talk on Friday 14 May, 2.30–3pm

Related info:




Newsletter #22 – April 2010

 
Newsletter in English | Newsletter en Español

This month, Latitudes celebrates its 5 year anniversary! Together with Archive Books (Turin/Berlin) they are preparing a small publication gathering documentation from a selection of projects produced since 2005 (release date TBA).


CURRENT
 

Text 'Under Construction' on Lara Almarcegui's practice on the April–May issue of Milan-based magazine Mousse #23.

FORTHCOMING


Latitudes invited Martí Anson to create
Latitudes’ temporary office-encampment for their participation in 'NO SOUL FOR SALE – A Festival of Independents', taking place at Tate Modern's Turbine Hall, 14–16 May, London, UK + info...

Participation of Latitudes' Max Andrews in 'The Falmouth Convention', 20–23 May, Cornwall, UK + info...

Collaboration in the
exhibition 'The Last Newspaper' at the New Museum, New York, October 2010–January 2011 + info...
 

LAST CHANCE

Portscapes exhibition of the ten public commissions that took place throughout 2009 in the port of Rotterdam, on view until 25 April at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
+ info...






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Latitudes & Martí Anson, ‘NO SOUL FOR SALE – A Festival of Independents’, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London, 14–16 May

_ENG_

The Festival coincides with Tate Modern's 10th Anniversary celebrations.

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′29″N 0°7′29″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.

Press Coverage
Press Release, "Tate Modern stages free arts festival for tenth anniversary celebrations", 10 March 2010

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Latitudes y Martí Anson en 'NO SOUL FOR SALE – A festival of Independents', Sala de turbinas, Tate Modern, Londres, 14–16 Mayo 2010

El festival coincide con la celebración del 10º aniversario de Tate Modern.

Latitudes ha sido invitada de nuevo a participar en el festival 'NO SOUL FOR SALE – A Festival of Independents' tras su reciente participación en la primera edición en Junio 2009 en Nueva York [40°30′N, 45°1′N], cuando invitó al grupo de artistas neoyorquino The Bruce High Quality Foundation a concebir su oficina-escenario. Para esta ocasión Latitudes ha invitado al artista catalán Martí Anson (Mataró, 1967) a producir un nuevo escenario para su presentación en la Sala de turbinas.

En respuesta a la invitación y la necesidad de viajar a Londres, Anson ha propuesto darse de alta como chofer, diseñar una identidad para una empresa de taxis y conducir a Latitudes de Barcelona [41º23’N, 2º11’E] a Londres [51°30′N, 0°7′W], y de vuelta a Barcelona. El mismo coche será la base temporal de la oficina de Latitudes en la Sala de turbinas de Tate Modern, y permanecerá estacionado durante el festival junto a un escenario 'típicamente español' realizado con mobiliario de camping. En en este campamento temporal Latitudes presentará publicaciones, videos y efímera relacionados con sus proyectos recientes y organizará reuniones informales con artistas y curadores invitados.

Participan en esta edición de 'NO SOUL FOR SALE' (confirmados): ArtHub (Shanghai), Artists Space (Nueva York), e-flux (Berlin), PiST (Estambul), Latitudes (Barcelona), no.w.here (Londres), Loop (Seul), The Royal Standard (Liverpool), Tranzit (Praga), VIAFARINI (Milan), White Columns (Nueva York) y Y3K (Melbourne).

Acerca del artista

Entre los proyectos recientes de Martí Anson se incluyen: ‘El preu dels colors’, Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona (2009), ‘Martí et la chocolaterie’ para ‘Rendez-Vous 09’, 10a Biennale de Lyon, Lyon (2009), ‘Martí and the flour factory’ para ‘Lucky Number 7’, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Nuevo 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).

Nota para editores

'No Soul For Sale', es un proyecto del artista Maurizio Cattelan y de los comisarios Cecilia Alemani y Massimiliano Gioni. La primera edición tuvo lugar el Nueva York entre el 24–28 Junio 2009 en la antigua sede del Dia Center for the Arts y reunió a más de 30 organizaciones artísticas sin fines de lucro, instituciones alternativas de artistas y colectivos independientes procedentes de Berlin, Milan, Dublin, Barcelona, Paris, Reykjavík, Hong Kong, Rabat, Trinidad, New York y Los Angeles entre otros.

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Nota de prensa, "Tate Modern stages free arts festival for tenth anniversary celebrations", 10 Marzo 2010 (en Inglés)

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Exhibition 'Martí i la fàbrica de farina' (Martí and the flour factory), 24 April–31 May 2009, Can Palauet, Mataró (Barcelona)


'Martí i la fàbrica de farina' opens tomorrow 24 April at Can Palauet, Mataró [See installation photos at the end of this blog]. This solo exhibition by Martí Anson (Mataró, 1967) will present work related to his long-term project around the 'afectado' (meaning 'zoned') site of the flour factory Can Fàbregas i de Caralt in Mataró (recent image below), near Barcelona (campain to save the 1879 building here (in Catalan)).

Last year, Anson participated in Lucky #7, the SITE Santa Fe 7th International Biennial in New Mexico where he built a 1:25 scale copy of the factory (see first image). As is often characteristic of Anson's work, the important factor lies in the construction process, rather than in obtaining a pre-ordained final product. The mini building has in fact only two fully-rendered façades, as if a film set. He documented each day of the construction by setting up a video camera as well as through photo documentation, which was recently presented in ARCO'09 replicating the shape of the building (see image below).

 
Below an abstract of a text by curator Ferran Barenblit on Anson's work:
Martí Anson's work typically involves generating expectations in the viewer that are subsequently not fulfilled. (...) Time becomes an integral part of this process. For Anson, things do not change, but rather are constantly recomposed. Many of his works illustrate precisely this: a dislocation of time, of how events transpire – sometimes, to the point of ridicule. On other occasions, Anson demonstrates how, after patiently waiting and using that period of expectation for analysis, nothing happens. (...) A meticulous observer of reality, for him, the process is more important than the result, championing above all the value of work in art.


Installation photos of 'Martí i la fàbrica de farina' at Can Palauet and of the site where the flour factory stands (photos taken on the 24 April 2009):




'Martí and the flour factory' was commissioned by the SITE Santa Fe 7th International Biennial 'Lucky Number 7', more info here.


UPDATE: Below an article written by Oriol Fontdevila published in Culturas suplement of La Vanguardia from 23 May 2009 (in Catalan):


'Martí i la fàbrica de farina'
24 April–31 May 2009
Sales d'exposicions Can Palauet
c/ d'en Palau, 32 – Mataró (Barcelona)
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 6–9pm; Sat-Sun 11am–2pm and 6–9pm. Mondays closed.

[Images from top to bottom: Martí Anson, Installation view of 'Martí and the flour factory', 2008. Photo: BayAreaEventPhotography.com; Image of the Can Fàbregas i de Caralt factory in Mataró from the flickr album' Salvem Can Fàbregas' photostream, http://www.flickr.com/photos/salvem_can_fabregas; Photo installation at Galeria Toni Tàpies stand, ARCO 09, Photo: Latitudes]




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