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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Two 'Portscapes' films presented in 'Scenographies', an exhibition at SMBA in Amsterdam

Still from Marjolijn Dijkman's "Surviving New Land" (2009). 
Courtesy of the artist and SKOR | Foundation for Art in Public Space.
 
Two of the films produced for 'Portscapes', the year-long programme of public art projects in the Port of Rotterdam curated by Latitudes back in 2009, are currently screened as part of the exhibion 'Scenographies'. The show, curated by Clare Butcher for SMBA Amsterdam, is "a dynamic exhibition programme based around the archive of SKOR | Foundation for Art in Public Space." On view until 16 November 2013, artists and artists' collectives will approach the legacy of SKOR, the former institution that realized more than a thousand projects in public space in the Netherlands over the past three decades.

The selected films are those by Dutch artists Jan Dibbets ("6 Hours Tide Object with Correction of Perspective", watch the making of part 1 and part 2), and Marjolijn Dijkman's "Surviving New Land" (watch a low res view here), and are screened between 3-16 October as part of the larger film programme "Constructed Sceneries" curated by High&Low Bureau (Yael Messer and Gilad Reich).

On Saturday 3 October at 8pm, High&Low Bureau will talk about their practice in relation to the subjects in the film programme. They will be joint by 'Scenographies' curator, Clare Butcher.

+ info:
Photos of Jan Dibbets' film here
Photos of Marjolijn Dijkman film here.
Info on the exhibition 'Scenographies', here (as a pdf)
Portscapes website.

 Production of '6 Hours of Tide Object with Correction of Perspective' (2009) by Jan Dibbets. Photo: Paloma Polo / SKOR.

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Publication "A Chronology of Energy- and Art-Related Developments (2013, ongoing)" edited by Christina Hemauer and Roman Keller

Photo: Edizioni Periferia.

Last week we received a copy of the wonderful publication by Zürich-based artists Christina Hemauer and Roman Keller, with whom we have collaborated twice in the past, on the Portscapes commission series in 2009 (see photos of project here and a 'making of' video here) and on their solo exhibition 'United Alternative Energies' in 2011 in Kunsthal Århus, Denmark.  

Christina Hemauer and Roman Keller maintain the thesis that throughout history, culture and energy have been reciprocal entities: technological change determines cultural achievements and vice versa.

 Title page with contributors names. This and the following photos: Latitudes.

Their publication "A Chronology of Energy-Related Developments (2013, ongoing)" is based on the appendix of the six-volume "Encyclopedia of Energy" (2004). Its 64-page appendix sums up historical events of relevance to energy since the existence of Earth. In collaboration with 32 art historians (including Steven Jacobs, Andreas Vogel, Dorothee Messmer), curators (including Fiona Parry, Pedro de Llano and ourselves) and cultural theorists (including Yvonne Volkart, Anke Hoffmann, Rolf-Peter Sieferle) and concluding with an epilogue by Bice Curiger, former Kunsthaus Zürich's curator, the artists have supplemented the appendix (white pages) with «art-related» entries (yellow pages) in words and pictures.

Endpapers of the publication based on the appendix of the six-volume "Encyclopedia of Energy" (2004).

Latitudes contributed six entries, those of 1901 (Giacomo Balla's "Street Light"), 1956 (Atsuko Tanaka's "Electric Dress"), two entries for 1972 (Victor Grippo's "Energy of a Potato" and Gustav Metzger's "Project for Stockholm (phase 1)", ca. 1987 (Fischli & Weiss's "The Way Things Go") and 2003 (Simon Starling's "Tabernas Desert Run").


The book was made possible by a Dr. Georg und Josi Guggenheim-Stiftung 2012 grant.

Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller
182 pages, 20 x 27 cm, in two colours, linen binding
Edizioni Periferia
ISBN: 978-3-906016-24-5
CHF 38 / EUR 30

Purchase here.



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Conferencia "El contrato curatorial: analogías y casos de estudio". Jueves 14 Junio a las 20h, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela

 'The Last..." los diez números semanales que conforman el catálogo final de la exposición "The Last Newspaper" (New Museum, 2010). 
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"El contrato curatorial: analogías y casos de estudio" analiza modelos extraídos de personajes de la cultura popular así como la terminología legal que pueden ayudarnos a definir algunos de los códigos éticos y profesionales que se establecen entre artistas y comisarios. A través del proyecto editorial 'The Last Newspaper' realizado por Latitudes en el New Museum en el 2010, se especulará sobre dicha relación y sobre como ésta dialoga con el público como participante del proceso curatorial. 

Conferencia organizada en colaboración con el Máster en Arte, Museología y Crítica Contemporáneas, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, donde Latitudes será profesor invitado el viernes 15 Junio, y donde discutirá algunos de sus proyectos incluídos No Soul for Sale (en X Initiative y en Tate Modern), Portscapes, Campus y Amikejo

CGAC (Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea)
Rúa Valle Inclán s/n
15704 Santiago de Compostela
T: 981 546619 


Commissioner Gordon calls Batman: the institutional alliance with those operating outside the law.

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 The lecture "The curatorial contract: analogies and case studies" draws from popular culture and legal terminology to help define some of the ethical and professional codes at work between artists and curators. Through the editorial project 'The Last Newspaper' developed by Latitudes at the New Museum in 2010, the presentation will speculate on this relationship and how it dialogues with the public-as-participant.

Conference organised in collaboration with the Máster en Arte, Museología y Crítica Contemporáneas where on June 15, Latitudes will be visiting lecturers and discuss a range of their projects including No Soul for Sale (at X Initiative and at Tate Modern), Portscapes, Campus and Amikejo.

CGAC (Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea)
Rúa Valle Inclán s/n
15704 Santiago de Compostela
T: 981 546619 


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FAQ: Where can I find the publications edited by Latitudes?

We often receive enquiries from folks interested in purchasing our publications. As editors (or contributors) we only hold a few copies, which over the years have been mostly entirely gifted to colleagues and donated to expand institutional archives.

MACBA’s Centre d'Estudis i Documentació (MACBA Study Centre) and The Banff Centre Library (Banff, Canada) hold reference copies of all of our publications – including the 2006 publication 'Land, Art: A Cultural Ecology Handbook' (out of print); exhibition catalogues such as Amikejo (2011), 'Greenwashing. Environment: perils, promises and perplexities' (2008) and The Last Newspaper (2010), the monograph 'Lara Almarcegui, Projects 1995–2010’ (2010) publications accompanying projects such as Ignasi Aballí's Nothing or Something (2009), Simon Fujiwara's Museum of Incest (2009), Mataró Chauffeur Service (2010), Campus (2011) or Portscapes' (2010) limited edition which includes Jan Dibbets' DVD with his commissioned film '6 hours tide object with correction of perspective' (1969–2009); exhibition booklets of the exhibition 'Exposition International...' at Meessen de Clercq in Brussels, and that dedicated to Lawrence Weiner 2008 exhibition at Fundació Suñol.

MACBA's library also holds two further references: a recording of the conversation we organised as part of our #OpenCurating research with Dia Art Foundation Curator, Yasmil Raymond in 2013, later published as the #7 in the download-free edition; and Charley Independents, the issue that appeared coinciding with our participation in the second iteration of the festival 'No Soul for Sale' launched at TATE Modern in 2010. 

Below is a list of all our publications and links to the distributors from where you can purchase them:

'Amikejo' (Mousse Publishing, 2012)
+ info on the exhibition series.

'Lara Almarcegui, Projects 1995–2010' (Archive Books, 2011/12)
+ info on the publication
 
Roman Keller & Christina Hemauer, 'United Alternative Energies: Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller' (The Århus Art Building, 2011)
+ info on the exhibition

Martí Anson and Latitudes,'Mataró Chauffeur Service' (Save As...Publications, 2011)
Available via La Central (stores in Barcelona & Madrid)
+ photos 
+ info on the project

'The Last Newspaper' (Latitudes & The New Museum, 2010)
Available via Motto Distribution (Berlin) and La Central (stores in Barcelona & Madrid). Special edition (in the box) available via the New Museum store (New York)
+ photos
+ info on the exhibition

'Portscapes' (SKOR / The Port of Rotterdam, 2009)
Available via Motto Distribution (Berlin) and La Central (stores in Barcelona & Madrid)
+ photos 
+ info on the commissioning series

Simon Fujiwara, 'The Museum of Incest' (Archive Books, 2009)
Available via Archive Books (Berlin) and La Central (stores in Barcelona & Madrid)
+ photos
+ info on the exhibition


'Greenwashing. Environment: Perils, Promises and Perplexities' (The Bookmakers Ed. / Archive Books, 2008)
+ photos
+ info on the exhibition

Three of our earlier publications are out of print:
'Land, Art. A Cultural Ecology Handbook' (Arts Council England & Royal Society of Arts, 2006)
Out of print. Available for consultation at MACBA's library.
+ photos
+ info on the publication


UOVO #14 (The Bookmakers Ed., 2007)
Out of print. Available for consultation at MACBA's library.
+ photos
+ info on the publication

Ignasi Aballí, 'Nothing, or Something' (Today Art Museum, 2009)
+ photos
+ info on the exhibition

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(Part 1) In pictures: Fifth March Meeting, 17–19 March 2012, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Sign marking directions to the March Meeting venues.

Latitudes participated in the March Meeting (17–19 March 2012), a three-day symposium organised by the Sharjah Art Foundation which featured presentations by around 80 artists, art professionals and institutions working on the production and presentation of art. The programme of this fifth edition focused on Working With Artists and Audiences on Commissions and Residencies and comprised a series of lectures, debates and breakout sessions that took place in Dar Al Nadwa and other locations around Sharjah's Heritage Area.

More images of the fifth March Meeting and other related events on our Flickr.

 Arrival day – Tour to the Barjeel Art Foundation (collection of Sultan Bin Sooud Al-Qassemi) and the Maraya Art Centre, Al Qasba.

The opening of the exhibition "Ziad Antar: Portrait of a Territory" by Lebanese artist Ziad Antar, Collections Building, Heritage Area, Sharjah. Curated by Christine Macel, Chief Curator, Musée National D’Art Moderne Centre Pompidou Paris.
 
 Day 1 – Registration desk at Dar Al Nadwa in Sharjah's Calligraphy Square, the venue where most of the talks took place.

As announced in a previous post, Latitudes presented on the first day two case studies of commissions and residencies as participants in the panel "Minding the Gap: the Critical Role of Smaller Organisations" alongside Hu Fang (Vitamin Creative Space, China), Daniella Rose King (MASS Alexandria, Egypt) and moderated by Samar Martha (ArtSchool Palestine, Palestine). 

 Panel "Minding the Gap: the Critical Role of Smaller Organisations". Photo: Alfredo Rubio/Sharjah Art Foundation 

Latitudes during their presentation. Photo: Alfredo Rubio/Sharjah Art Foundation.

Firstly, Latitudes introduced the commission in the context of 'Portscapes' that was developed from its invitation to the Rotterdam-based artist and editorial duo Fucking Good Art (FGA) to live and work for a month in Rotterdam's Maasvlakte, and secondly, presented a commission addressed to Latitudes in the context of 'The Last Newspaper' in which we worked in the New Museum galleries for 3 months editing a weekly newspaper which became an incremental catalogue based on the micro-community of the exhibition.

 Lunch breaks took place at the beautiful Bait Al Naboodah, a two-storey house from 1845.

Plaque marking the entrance to the Bait Obaid Bin Eissa Al Naboodah house.

 Guests were treated to wonderful Emirati food.

At the end of the first day, the film "1395 Days without Red" by Anri Sala was premiered at Sharjah's Institute of Theatrical Arts. Šejla Kameric's film was screened on the 18 March at the courtyard of Bait Al Shamsi, Arts Area, Sharjah. Commissioned by UK's Artangel.

 Second day – Panellists getting ready for the discussion on "The Importance of Site". With Yusaku Imamura (Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan), Adam Sutherland (Grizedale Arts, UK), Khalil Abdulwahid (Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, UAE), Lu Jie (Long March Space, China) and moderated by Anne Barlow (Art in General, USA).

Day 2 – Panel "Artist as nomad" with Basma Alsharif, Ziad Antar, Šejla Kamerić, Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen and moderated by Sama Alshaibi (University of Arizona, USA).

Day 3 – Panel "The Biennial as Commissioning Agent" with Paul Domela (Liverpool Biennial, UK), Yuko Hasegawa (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan & curator of the forthcoming Sharjah Biennial 2013), Abdellah Karroum (independent art researcher, publisher and curator, Morocco), Riyas Komu (Kochi Biennale Foundation, India) and moderated by Marieke van Hal (Biennial Foundation, Greece).

Sheikha Hoor Al-Qasimi, President of the Sharjah Art Foundation, giving her closing remarks of the March Meeting 2012.

 Day 3 – Final drinks and snacks at Bait Al Naboodah before Tarek Atoui's performance at the Calligraphy Square. During the drinks, Sheikha Hoor Al-Qasimi announced the recipients of the 2012 Production Grants worth a total of 200,000 U$: Sean Gullette, Mario Rizzi and Lindsay Seers. The grants were judged by PS1 curator Peter Eleey, artist Isak Berbic, and Sharjah Art Foundation President Hoor Al Qasimi. More here.

Impressive setting for Tarek Atoui's performance "Revisiting Tarab" at the Calligraphy Square. Photo: Sharjah Art Foundation.

Tarek Atoui's (Lebanon 1980, lives in Paris) 5.5-hour-long incredible performance "Revisiting Tarab" involved the participation of 17 musicians and sound artists. Atoui writes: 

"Tarab" is used in Arab culture to describe the emotional effect of music, and refers to the older repertoire rooted in the pre-World War I musical practice of Egypt and the East Mediterranean Arab world. In the occasion of Performa 2011, Atoui invited musicians and sound artists to travel to Beirut to explore the world's most extensive collection of Classical Arab music owned by Lebanese collector Kamal Kassar, which comprises over 5,000 old 78rpm shellac discs and tapes dating from 1903 to 1950s. Participants selected excerpts from the collection and independently composed their own interpretations of both the content and its possibilities in relation to the history of "Tarab". 

(...) The structure and orchestration of the "Re-visiting Tarab" performance is inspired by the rules of the traditional wasla –literally meaning a connection or chaining together. In Egyptian music and Near East is a suite of several vocal and instrumental pieces composed and improvised anchored to the same maqam or harmonic mode– that compiles and shifts between musical forms such as the dulab – a short melodic and rhythmic introduction – the taqsim – an instrumental solo improvisation– and the muwashah – a song based on an Arab-Andalusian or Oriental poem. The performance was produced by Sharjah Art Foundation with the support of AMAR Foundation. More info: http://www.visitingtarab.com

20 March: Guests waiting to take the bus to Kalba opposite the Sharjah Art Museum.

On the last day a group of guests and journalists were taken 110km from Sharjah city to Kalba, the third most important city in the Emirate, on its east coast, whose road extends up to the border with Oman. Here the Sharjah Art Foundation is currently readapting a 200m2 concrete building by the creek to become the Kalba Art Centre, planned to open in a years time. (Ziad Antar’s ongoing exhibition "Portrait of a Territory" at Sharjah's Collection Building, includes photo documentation of this coastline taken between 2004 and 2011.)

 Judith Greer, Associate Director of International Programmes at the Sharjah Art Foundation,
holds a map of the area where Kalba's future art centre will be while Hisham Al Madhloum, director of the Sharjah Directorate of Art, points out the location and particularities of Kalba and its surroundings.
Bus nearby Kalba's creek, a mangrove swamp.

The future site of the Kalba Art Centre occupies a total area of 13,000 m2 and in the 1970s was originally intended to be used as a fish fertiliser factory but is now intermittently used as an ice factory and a boat repair shop. The former factory will have a space for exhibitions, a cafeteria, spaces for workshops and host artist residencies, and will be managed and programmed by the Sharjah Art Foundation.

  
 Façade of the future Kalba Art Centre. This triple height pitched space overlooks the protected mangroves and heritage area across the creek.

 Interior space of the future Kalba Art Centre.

Back in Sharjah, we did a final tour to see the show "What should I do to live in your life?" at Bait Al Serkal, opposite the Sharjah Art Museum, which presented film works by Lee Kit, Minouk Lim, João Vasco Paiva, Part-time Suite and Yuk King Tan.

Entrance to Bait Al Serkal exhibition space.


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Latitudes participates in the fifth annual March Meeting organised by Sharjah Art Foundation, 17–19 March 2012, Dar Al Nadwa, Heritage Area, Sharjah


Latitudes' 3-month residency at the New Museum in 2010. Photo: Latitudes

 FGA month residency at the Maasvlakte in 2009. Photo: FGA

March Meeting, a three-day symposium featuring presentations by artists, art professionals and institutions on the production and dissemination of art. March Meeting 2012: Working With Artists and Audiences on Commissions and Residencies will take place March 17–19, in Sharjah's scenic Heritage Area.

Latitudes will present two case studies of commissions and residencies. Firstly, a Latitudes commission in the context of 'Portscapes' that was developed from their invitation to the Rotterdam-based artist and editorial duo Fucking Good Art (FGA). Based from a shipping container the extremity of Rotterdam port for a month, FGA initiated a temporary web radio and research station. And secondly, a commission addressed to Latitudes in the context of 'The Last Newspaper' in which the curatorial duo worked in the New Museum galleries for 3 months editing a weekly newspaper which became an incremental catalogue based on the micro-community of the exhibition. Both residencies explored editorial and curatorial approaches as well as formats of publishing or broadcasting and highlight how small organisation can operate flexibly and critically within a larger structure – whether a huge industrial infrastructure project or a museum exhibition.

Speakers of the three-day symposium include: Abed Al Ju'beh, Director, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre (KSCC) (Palestine); H.E. Abdul Rahman Al Owais, UAE Minister of Culture; Noura Al-Sayeh, Architect & Curator (Bahrain); Palmina D'Ascoli, Manager of Department of Residencies, Institut Français (France); Shezad Dawood, Artist; Peter Eleey, Curator, MoMA/PS1 (USA); Amal Khalaf, Edgware Road Project: Assistant Curator of Serpentine Gallery (UK); Yuko Hasegawa, Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (MOT) (Japan); Louise Hui-Juan Hsu, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei (Taiwan); Danda J, Director, Kuona Trust Centre for Visual Arts (Kenya); Lu Jie, Founder & Director, Long March Space (China); Eungie Joo, Curator, New Museum (USA); Riyas Komu, Director of Programmes, Kochi-Muziris Biennale (India); James Lingwood, Co-Director, Artangel (UK); Salwa Mikdadi, Head of Arts & Cultural Program, Emirates Foundation (UAE); Ayeh Naraghi, Cultural Programmes Specialist, UNESCO Doha Office (Qatar); Susan Pfeffer, Curator, KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin); Andrea Rose, Head of Visual Arts, British Council (UK); Beatrix Ruf, Director/Curator, Kunsthalle Zürich (Switzerland); Anri Sala, Artist; Ramin Salsali, Founder, Salsali Private Museum (UAE).

The March Meeting and related events are free and open to the public. Registration is recommended at [email protected] Read more here

March Meetings 2012
Dar Al Nadwa, Heritage Area
Sharjah
United Arab Emirates




Newsletter #37 - October/octubre 2011


Newsletter en Español | Newsletter in English

THIS MONTH...

Participation in the symposia 'Antimonuments: Critique of Public Space', Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castelló, Saturday 22 October 2011. Coordinated by Ángela Molina and with the participation of Iria Candela (Assistant Curator, Tate Modern, London), Patricia Esquivias (artist, Madrid), Latitudes (independent curators, Barcelona) and Racons Públics (curator/architect, Barcelona).


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

Read article by Bea Espejo (El Cultural, 2 August 2011) related to the artists' work and their collaborative working process (in Spanish).

Follow #amikejo

FROM THE ARCHIVE...

Coinciding with the first anniversary of the beginning of 'The Last Newspaper' exhibition at the New Museum (6 October 2010–9 January 2011), readers are now be able to flick through the pages of the exhibition catalogue via Issuu: #0 Contents + Index; #1 The Last Post; #2 The Last Gazette; #3 The Last Register; #4 The Last Star-Ledger; #5 The Last Monitor; #6 The Last Observer; #7 The Last Evening Sun; #8 The Last Journal; #9 The Last Times; #10 The Last Express.

Read the first issue 'The Last Post':


...The rest (#2 to 10 plus #0 with Contents+Index) now available on Issuu!






Participación en el simposio 'Antimonumentos: Crítica en el Espacio Público', Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castelló, Sábado 22 Octubre 2011

Programa simposio

10.30 h: Ángela Molina Climent, Organizadora del simposio: 'ANTIMONUMENTOS: CRÍTICA EN EL ESPACIO PÚBLICO'

Más allá de su papel como sitey depósito de obras de arte, el museo como instrumento cultural –que se ha ido desarrollando paralelamente a la museización de la propia cultura– es una institución normalizadora y disciplinaria. Como repositorios de objetos del pasado, los museos dan sentido a la historia, pero también construyen activamente las relaciones entre la producción de la subjetividad y la producción de objetos materiales. Durante los últimos años, con la tendencia a fusionar los lugares de producción y exhibición (lugares discursivos), todo el aparato institucional que rodea a la obra participa en la creación de nuevos valores y significados estéticos. El activismo y el arte han transformado sus estrategias para producirgrupos de artivistas favorables a una concepción educativa y participativa de la institución. En este simposio, artistas, comisarios, historiadores y urbanistas hablarán de la necesidad de una crítica independiente desde el espacio público, con el fin de perturbar una cultura dominante que depende de un sistema de valores y líneas de autoridad aparentemente incólumes.

Ángela Molina Climent es Licenciada en Filología Española y doctora en Teoría de la Literatura y Literatura Comparada por la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), ejerció la crítica de arte en el suplemento de cultura del diario ABChasta 2000. Desde 2001 colabora en las secciones de arte y literatura de los suplementos culturales Babeliay Quadern (El País), y en publicaciones especializadas (LARS, Revista de Libros). Ha dirigido la revista de arte y pensamiento Art&Co, y es especialista en teoría feminista y estudios de género. Editora del libro Los Lugares de la Crítica(Ed. Universidad Pública de Navarra, 2011) y autora de La máquina de las solterasde próxima publicación (Ed. Periférica). 

11 h: Iria Candela: 'LATINOAMÉRICA: LA CALLE COMO EXPERIMENTO' 

El arte en Latinoamérica de las dos últimas dos décadas viene ensayando formas de intervención poético-políticas en la ciudad que difieren de las prácticas subversivas y anti-institucionales de las dos décadas anteriores, caracterizadas por el represivo contexto de las dictaduras. Estas nuevas formas se insertan en los diversos procesos de democratización y desdemocratización que experimenta el continente, cuestionando ciertos modelos culturales de la globalización y apuntando nuevos desafíos en el interfaz entre estética y política. Se discutirán algunos ejemplos destacados, como las intervenciones recientes de Héctor Zamora en Bogotá o Regina José Galindo en Guatemala.  

Iria Candela es curadora adjunta en la Tate Modern de Londres desde 2009, donde ha trabajado en exposiciones de artistas como Theo van Doesburg, Gabriel Orozco, Alejandro Cesarco y, actualmente, Tacita Dean y Roy Lichtenstein, entre otros. Es doctora en Historia del Arte por la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid y máster en Arte Moderno por Columbia University de Nueva York.Autora de los libros Sombras de Ciudad. Arte y transformación urbana en Nueva York 1970-1990 (Alianza, 2007) y Joan Miró(Tate, 2011), ha realizado la edición crítica del catálogo Francesc Torres. Da Capo(Macba, 2009). Ha escrito sobre arte para publicaciones como The Burlington Magazine, Lápiz,Tate EtcyEl País, y ha impartido ponencias en las universidades de Harvard, Oxford y Sorbonne. Miembro del Comité de Adquisiciones Latinoamericanas de la colección de la Tate, actualmente ultima la publicación de un libro sobre arte contemporáneo en América Latina.

12.30 h: Patricia Esquivias: 'LIEBE FRAU'  
Patricia Esquivias observa Castellón a la distancia y reflexionará en torno a su identidad geográfica. Compuesto de pequeños monólogos dirigidos a una señora alemana, que ocupa en la obra el papel de censora, Liebe Frauexpone los problemas que supone hablar de realidades estrambóticas. Al igual que en otros trabajos de la serie Folklore(videos seudoeducativos sobre España), la artista elaborará exquisitas asociaciones entrelazando referencias personales, cotidianas e históricas. En Liebe Frau, Esquivias llevará un paso más allá la naturaleza subjetiva de su trabajo, y pondrá en evidencia la limitación del lenguaje para explicar ciertas idiosincracias.

Patricia Esquivias nació en Caracas y creció en Madrid. Estudió arte en Londres y San Francisco.  En Madrid trabajó junto con Manuela Moscoso en la programación de los29enchufes.  Desde el 2005 trabaja en video y ha expuesto sus trabajos entre otros en Madrid (Museo Nacional Reina Sofía, Galería Maisterravalbuena, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo), Alemania (Frankfurter Kunstverein, 5th Berlin Biennale), Nueva York (White Columns, Murray Guy, New Museum), Italia (Arcos Museum, Artissima) y en Inglaterra (East International, Royal College of Art). Actualmente disfruta de una beca en la Akademie Schloss Solitude en Stuttgart.

[Pausa almuerzo]

16h: Latitudes (Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna): 'PORTSCAPES: ITINERARIOS Y DESTINACIONES EN EL PUERTO DE RÓTERDAM' 
'Making of' de Jan Dibbets '6 hours tide object with correction of perspective' (2009).

Con la participación de diez artistas de diversos países (Lara Almarcegui, Bik van der Pol, Jan Dibbets, Marjolijn Dijkman, Fucking Good Art, Ilana Halperin, Roman Keller and Christina Hemauer, Paulien Oltheten, Jorge Satorre y Hans Schabus (web: Maria Barnas (poesía) y Markus Miessen (entrevistas)), el proyecto Portscapesexaminó las implicaciones físicas y conceptuales de los nuevos horizontes del Maasvlakte 2, la extensión de la zona portuaria e industrial de Róterdam, la más extensa de Europa, que entre el 2008 y 2013 robará 2.000 hectáreas de terreno al mar. Portscapes giró entorno al leitmotifitinerarios y destinaciones, creando proyectos de escala y temporalidad variable (performances, excursiones, esculturas efímeras y proyecciones), con la intención de desarrollarse como una guía de la zona portuaria que se extiende a lo largo 40 kilómetros. En el simposio se analizarán cuatro proyectos de Portscapes, los realizados por Jan Dibbets, Jorge Satorre, Lara Almarcegui y Cyprien Gaillard (no realizado), y se pondrá en cuestión la noción de anti-monumento y específicamente las negociaciones y retos que se plantearon a nivel artístico y curatorial. 

Latitudeses una oficina curatorial independiente dirigida por Max Andrews y Mariana Cánepa Luna, fundada en el 2005 y con sede en Barcelona. En el 2009 comisariaron Portscapes, una serie de diez proyectos públicos en el Puerto de Róterdam producidos en el contexto de la expansión del puerto, la zona portuaria e industrial más extensa de Europa. Latitudes ha participado en el festival de organizaciones independientes NO SOUL FOR SALE(X Initiative, Nueva York, 2009 y Tate Modern, Londres, 2010); fue organización asociada en la exposición The Last Newspaper, New Museum, Nueva York (2010–11) para la que publicó un periódico semanal durante la exposición. Durante la temporada 2011 ha comisariado el ciclo Amikejoen el Laboratorio 987, MUSAC, León.

17.15h: Racons Públics (Sara Dauge y Alejandro Giménez): "ARTE Y MICROCIRUGÍA URBANA"
La constante transformación de nuestras ciudades deja atrás espacios residuales, huecos y rincones. En el paisaje urbano actual, esos rincones ponen de manifiesto la falta de atención al detalle en el acelerado proceso de desarrollo que transforma nuestras ciudades. Son problemas de pequeña escala que quedan enquistados en los intersticios de la gran metrópoli: roces entre tejidos, en los perímetros y en el contacto con las infraestructuras, las dificultades de adaptación al relieve, las discontinuidades en las tramas, la desertización de la ciudad abierta, los monocultivos funcionales, las medianeras desnudas como evidencia de los conflictos internos de los crecimientos compactos, los cambios normativos, las imprecisiones del planeamiento, la desafección del promotor privado y la falta de recursos materiales o técnicos. El concurso de participación ciudadana en el diseño de la ciudad Racons Públicses una iniciativa que plantea la recuperación y dinamización de lugares degradados, olvidados o desaprovechados, para su uso público. Sus objetivos son abrir la disciplina urbanística a otras áreas del conocimiento, de las ciencias y de las artes al tiempo que se recuperan ocho enclaves significativos de la ciudad de Castellón.

Sara Dauge es historiadora urbana. Estudió en la Universidad de París Panthéon Sorbonne. En su doctorado investigó las formas de sociabilidad en Barcelona desde 1833 hasta 1844. Se dedicó a la investigación histórica y urbana dentro del despacho de arquitectura, urbanismo y paisaje de Beth Gali, Barcelona. Fue comisaria de la exposición Urbanismo y ocio en la Barcelona de 1850, casa Elizalde, Barcelona 1999. Desde 1998 en colaboración con Alejandro Giménez se dedica al comisariado y coordinación del concursode participación ciudadana Racons Públics, organizado en Barcelona en 2004 y 2010 porel FAD (Foment de les arts i del disseny) y con el apoyo del Ayuntamiento de Barcelona. Desde 2006 es secretaria ponente de la comisión de esculturas del Ayuntamiento de Barcelona, encargada de establecer un diálogo entre el arte contemporáneo y el espacio público.
Alejandro Giménez es arquitecto por la Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona, donde es profesor en el Departamento de Urbanística y Ordenación del Territorio desde 1998. Es profesor en la Universidad de Salamanca, máster de Diseño de Interiores, desde 2004y profesor en la Universidad Pompeu Fabra, máster de Nuevos Formatos Expositivos. Ha colaborado con arquitectos de Barcelona: Beth Galí, Enric Miralles, Oriol Bohigas, y otros. Desde 1998 forma estudio propio, con proyectos de espacio público para el centro de Dublín, edificación y rehabilitación en Barcelona y otras poblaciones catalanas. Es comisario y coordinador del concurso Racons Públicsde participación ciudadana en el diseño urbano. 

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    Robert Smithson's 'Broken Circle/Spiral Hill Revisited' (1971–2011) and The Land Art Contemporary programme

     
    Land Art Contemporary year-long initiative showcases works of art located in the countryside of Drenthe, a province in the northeastern Netherlands, which will be complemented with an international events programme dealing with the contemporary aspects of Land art. Starting on 17 September 2011, the programme is linked to the 40th anniversary of the creation of Robert Smithson's film Broken Circle/Spiral Hill in Emmen for the exhibition Sonsbeek 1971.  

    Coinciding with the anniversary, Land Art Contemporary kicks off with the exhibition 'Robert Smithson – Broken Circle/Spiral Hill Revisited', at the Centre for Visual Arts (CBK) in Emmen. The exhibition's star piece will be the recently completed film 'Breaking Ground: Broken Circle/Spiral Hill' (1971–2011), uncompleted due to Smithson's untimely death in 1973, which is now finally produced, following his instructions for direction and editing, by his widow Nancy Holt in collaboration with SKOR. The film will also be screened once on 22 September at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Holt will introduce the video.

    Parallel to this major exhibition, SKOR is also organising The Ultraperiferic (17 September – 27 November 2011), an exhibition that will feature the work of Lara Almarcegui (ES/NL), Jorge Satorre (MX/NL) and Cyprien Gaillard (FR/DE), three artists with whom Latitudes has worked in the recent past and whose work will also be featured in Max Andrews' essay "'A Dark Spot of Exasperation: From Smithson to the Spime'" in the forthcoming publication 'Robert Smithson: Art in Continual Movement' (ISBN 9789081531481) to be published by Alauda Publications in early 2012. The essay and The Ultraperiferic both feature Jorge Satorre's 'The erratic. Measuring compensation' (2009) which was produced in the context of 'Portscapes' and recently featured in his exhibition at Labor, Mexico City.


    The project will continue in 2012–13, with a series of 'assignments' to contemporary artists "a number of artists will be set the assignment of creating a work in the spirit of Smithson, whereby the landscape is viewed as a continual process that is constantly in a state of transformation due to the interaction between man and nature", to be curated by SKOR's curators Nils van Beek and Theo Tegelaers. + info...


    Land Art Contemporary is an initiative of STICHTING LACDA, Drenthe, a foundation established in 2011 by the Sanders-Ten Holte family. The program has been made possible thanks to (content and financial) support from SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain, Province of Drenthe, European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe Investing in Rural Areas (LEADER), Municipality of Coevorden, Municipality of Emmen, Cultuurfonds BNG and the Sanders-Ten Holte family.




    DVD/Book of 'A Road Not Taken', a film by Christina Hemauer and Roman Keller


    We received the beautiful DVD/Book of 'A Road not Taken', the film by Swiss artists Christina Hemauer and Roman Keller – see trailer here – narrating the story of President Jimmy Carter's solar panels installed on the roof of the the White House in 1979. Latitudes collaborated with the duo during Portscapes, Rotterdam (2009) and most recently in February this year, curated their solo exhibition 'United Alternative Energies' in Arhus, Denmark – see images.

    "This symbolic installation was taken down in 1986 during the Reagan presidency. In 1991, Unity College, an environmentally-minded centre of learning in Maine acquired the panels and later installed them on their cafeteria roof. In 'A Road not Taken', the artists travel back in time and, following the route the solar panels took, interview those involved in the decisions regarding these panels as well as those involved in the oil crisis of the time. They also look closely at the way this initial installation presaged our own era." (from the website http://www.roadnottaken.info)

    The documentary just won the Golden Sun Award Best Documentary at The International Environmental Film Festival (FICMA), Barcelona. Congratulations Roman and Christina!

    The DVD/Book is now available worldwide through their web and other bookstores. Some data:

    UPC: 6 34479 99963 5
    ISBN: 978-3-033-02868-5
    Genre: Documentary
    DVD Region Code: No Zone
    Running Time: 66 min.
    Rating: no rating
    Package Type: Hardcover book in slim DVD case size (192 x 135 x 10 mm, 7.4 x 5.3 x 0.4 “), cellophane wrapped
    Pages: 64
    Number of discs: 1 DVD-5
    Directors: Christina Hemauer | Roman Keller
    Original Language: English
    Closed Captioned: yes
    Subtitles: German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese and English
    Aspect Ratio: 16:9
    Audio Format: Dolby stereo
    Bonus: 24 min.

    All photos of the pages: Latitudes | www.lttds.org





    Proyecto producido por Jorge Satorre para 'Portscapes' (2009) expuesto en la exposición colectiva 'Fat Chance to Dream', Maisterravalbuena, Madrid

    Jorge Satorre, 'The Erratic. Measuring Compensation’ (2009–10).
    Cortesía del artista y Labor, México DF.

    El próximo 2 abril,
    la galería Maisterravalbuena inaugura la exposición 'Fat Chance to Dream', comisariada por Tania Pardo con motivo de la iniciativa Jugada a 3 bandas. La exposición incluye dos guaches (véase arriba) de Jorge Satorre, producidos en el contexto de 'Portscapes', la serie de proyectos producidos con motivo de la ampliación del puerto de Rotterdam, Holanda, encargados por la autoridad portuaria en el 2009 y comisariados por Latitudes.


    A continuación una sección del texto de Mariana Cánepa Luna de Latitudes sobre el proyecto, recientemente publicado en el catálogo de la exposición 'Antes que todo':

    "...Éste es el caso del proyecto ‘The Erratic. Measuring Compensation’ (2009–10) realizado en el contexto de una serie de proyectos iniciados con motivo de la ampliación del puerto de Róterdam, Holanda. En una granja en Erica, al norte del país, Satorre encontró un bloque errático [1] de 3 toneladas que se desplazó hasta allí durante la última glaciación. Después de un largo y complejo proceso de trámites y análisis geológicos, Satorre lo devolvió al sur de Suecia, de donde vino originalmente según el estudio científico. Este ‘gesto geológico al inverso’ se convierte en un acto de restitución simbólica dadas las complejas medidas de compensación medioambiental que se están implementando en la ampliación de puerto, así como el uso de cinco millones de toneladas de bloques escandinavos que se están utilizando para la construcción de nuevos diques. En la exposición del proyecto Satorre presentó dos dibujos a modo de storyboards del viaje de la piedra a su nuevo emplazamiento y un dibujo a modo de guión con ‘gestos compensatorios’ que han tenido lugar en la historia."

    El proyecto se presentó recientemente en Labor, México DF, aunque es la primera vez que se presenta en España.

    Entrada blog del proyecto | Galería de fotos | Cronología 'Portscapes'
    'Making of' del proyecto (video de Het Kader):



    [1] “En geología, un bloque errático es cualquier material movido por fuerzas geológicas de un lugar a otro, generalmente por un glaciar. Los «erráticos» toman su nombre de la palabra latina errare, y fueron transportados por el hielo de los glaciares, a menudo a distancias de cientos de kilómetros, quedando depositados cuando se fundió el hielo.” www.wikipedia.es




    Two Latitudes' publications at The New York Art Book Fair, 5–7 November, MoMA PS1

    Two of Latitudes' publications are currently available at The New York Art Book Fair taking place this weekend (5–7 November) at MoMA PS1.

    Simon Fujiwara's 'The Incest Museum: A Guide' is available from Archive Books/Archive Journal. The publication is related to his 'The Incest Museum' project and performance lecture. Fujiwara is presenting the performance in New York with Public Art Fund on 10 November, 6.30pm (John Tishman Auditoriu, 66 West 12th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues).

    'Portscapes' (see inside the publication box) is also available from SKOR's stand, placed in the 'Dutch Pavilion' section. 'Portscapes' was an evolving series of newly commissioned projects produced and presented throughout 2009 alongside the construction of Rotterdam's [51° 55' N 4° 29' E] Maasvlakte 2 – the extension to Europe's largest seaport and industrial area.

    Participating artists & writers: Lara Almarcegui, Bik van der Pol, Jan Dibbets, Marjolijn Dijkman, Fucking Good Art, Ilana Halperin, Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller, Paulien Oltheten, Jorge Satorre, Hans Schabus (website: Maria Barnas (poetry) and Markus Miessen (interviews)).


    The New York Art Book Fair
    5–7 November 2010
    MoMA PS1
    http://nyartbookfair.com/




    Latitudes 'out of office' photo album 2009–10 season

    Following a tradition started last year with an 'out of office' summer post, below is a selection of the 2009-10 season's unseen and 'behind the scenes' moments.
    Happy holidays/felices vacaciones!


    – Latitudes | www.lttds.org

    'Closed for holidays' sign, Passatge Mercader, Barcelona

    Performance 'The Museum of Incest' by Simon Fujiwara, 19 September 2009, Hangar, Barcelona, programmed as part of Vena (por la).

    Conference 'Producir, Exponer, Interpretar (Estrategias y conflictos en la práctica curatorial hoy)', Matadero Madrid, 25–27 September: Conference break with some of the speakers: in the back (left to right) Tania Pardo, Sergio Rubira, Iván López Munuera.

    October 2009: Site visit to Meessen de Clercq gallery, Brussels, a forthcoming Latitudes-curated exhibition will open there in February 2011

    Frieze At Fair, London, October 2009: T293 stand by artists Pennacchio/Argentato, about who you'll hear more from us soon...

    On 18th October 2009 and as part of Frieze Projects, Max Andrews of Latitudes participated in Fia Backström's project 'Studies in Leadership - The Review' at invitation of Filipa Oliveira and Miguel Amado. Four art critics and writers – Amado, Michele Robecchi, J. J. Charlesworth (not in this image) and Andrews – worked with a professional voice coach to publicly read one of their recent exhibition reviews, and together consider the implications of performance and the author's 'voice'.


    Seminar on Art & Ecology, The Wanås Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden, 21 October 2009: Coffee break + socialising in the Swedish sunshine
    Seminar on Art & Ecology, The Wanås Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden, 21 October 2009: Going around the Wanås state and recognising some (perhaps edible?) fungi with artist Tue Greenfort
    Opening of Lawrence Weiner's Under the Sun at Espai d'Art Contemporani Castelló
    , 23 October 2009
    'Portscapes' series, Port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, throughout 2009: Lara Almarcegui being interviewed for the 'Behind the scenes' video produced for Portscapes. The interview took place after touring 4 wasteland sites included in Almarcegui's guide 'Wastelands of the Port of Rotterdam', 9 November 2009

    'Portscapes' series, Port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, throughout 2009: Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller filming the performing choir under the heavy rain nearby the Maritime Museum, Rotterdam, 8 November 2009
    'Portscapes' exhibition, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 30 January–25 April 2010: Hans Schabus and Roman Keller on Hemauer/Keller's stage (which travelled from Basel to Rotterdam by boat).
    'Portscapes' exhibition, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 30 January–25 April 2010: Opening party with Lara Almarcegui, Ilana Halperin and Hans Schabus, 5 February 2010
    'Portscapes' exhibition, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 30 January – 25 April 2010: Private view dinner at the museum's cafe to celebrate the openings of 'Portscapes' and Carsten Höller, 5 February 2010.

    ARCO, Madrid, 17 February 2010: With artist Fermín Jiménez Landa (left) and curator David Armengol (right)
    ARCO, Madrid, 17 February 2010: Artists Marc Vives & David Bestué posing with their piece shown at the stand of Estrany de la Mota, Barcelona.
    2010 curatorial award Premi GAC: A colleague took a picture on the TV monitor while Latitudes received the award, 25 February 2010.
    Easter visit to the old-time classic Barcelona's Wax Museum: grateful smiles by gallerists, curators and artists posing next to writer and philosopher Ramon Llull, whose Institut Ramon Llull has partly supported some of our projects.

    Flyby visit by The Bruce High Quality Foundation on their way to Murcia to open the third installment of 'Dominó Caníbal', May 2010


    'No Soul for Sale', Turbine Hall Tate Modern, London, 14-16 May 2010: Customising the BMW car with designer ferranElOtro at Can Xalant, 8 May 2010
    'No Soul for Sale', Turbine Hall Tate Modern, London, 14-16 May 2010: A tired chauffeur...

    'No Soul for Sale', Turbine Hall Tate Modern, London, 14-16 May 2010: Lunch break with the artist-chauffeur on the way to Santander, 10 May
    'No Soul for Sale', Turbine Hall Tate Modern, London, 14-16 May 2010: Deciding which petrol to put in the car...10 May
    'No Soul for Sale', Turbine Hall Tate Modern, London, 14-16 May 2010: Installation finished ('chiringuito' settled). Checking Google maps for route of how to see as many galleries as possible in one afternoon, 13 May.

    'No Soul for Sale', Turbine Hall Tate Modern, London, 14-16 May 2010: Cleaner brooming the feathers thrown by a group of protesters against BP's Tate sponsorship, 15 May

    'No Soul for Sale', Turbine Hall Tate Modern, London, 14-16 May 2010: 'A Mariana summit': with Mariana Castillo Deball.
    'No Soul for Sale', Turbine Hall Tate Modern, London, 14-16 May 2010: 'No Soul for Sale' curator Cecilia Alemani being interviewed by Tate watched by 'No Soul for Sale' creator & artist Maurizio Cattelan.
    'No Soul for Sale', Turbine Hall Tate Modern, London, 14-16 May 2010: Danish artist John Kørner discussing with Martí Anson about Anson's factory project in New Mexico.


    'No Soul for Sale', Turbine Hall Tate Modern, London, 14-16 May 2010: Waiting to board at Portsmouth to sail back to Santander.

    Falmouth Convention (
    20–23 May, Cornwall, UK) – Waiting for the train back to London after the convention with curators Michaela Crimmin (former director of the Arts & Ecology programme at the RSA) and curator Emma Ridgway.
    Visiting designer and publisher Chiara Figone from Archive Kabinett during the Berlin Biennial, June 2010
    Visiting Maribel López Gallery (with Maribel López) during the Berlin Biennial, June 2010

    Devouring 'The Exhibitionist' journal while drinking a cold German beer on the Berlin-Basel train, 13 June 2010


    Browsing through pictures on Art Basel's website we found us portrayed while visiting Simon Fujiwara's space, Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt am Main, Art Statements – Art Basel 2010. Photo: Art Basel
    Checking the designs for the forthcoming 'Mataró Chauffeur Service' publication with Martí Anson at the ferranElOtro Studio, July 2010. Photo: Latitudes




    'Portscapes' publication now available at Motto and Pro qm (Berlin) and La Central (Barcelona and Madrid)

    'Portscapes' standard edition (green) and limited edition (white). Photo: Latitudes | www.lttds.org

    We are happy to announce that the 'Portscapes' multi-part publication is now available at Motto in Berlin (location map), Pro qm (also in Berlin, see map) and in La Central (several locations in Barcelona and Madrid).


    It is also available at the Museum Boijmans shop (in Rotterdam) and at SKOR, by emailing [email protected] or calling +31 (0)20 672 25 25.

    Inside of 'Portscapes' box. On view production stills of Jan Dibbets' film. Photo: Latitudes | www.lttds.org

    The bilingual English/Dutch publication was designed by Ben Laloua/Didier Pascal contains a miscellany of contributions by the artists, a cahier with texts on the projects, the prologue publication presented with the launch of the project in February 2009 and a DVD with 'behind the scenes' footage with interviews with 'Portscapes' artists. Please note there are two editions: Green box=standard and white box=special edition (includes Jan Dibbets' film '6 Hours Tide Object with Correction of Perspective').

    Inside of 'Portscapes' box. On view CD with 'making of' videos of each project. Photo: Latitudes | www.lttds.org

    Publisher: Port of Rotterdam Authority and SKOR (Foundation Art and Public Space, Amsterdam)

    Publication date: 5 February 2010
    Graphic design Portscapes: Ben Laloua/Didier Pascal with Marius Hofstede, Rotterdam.
    Design various artists contributions: Edauw Design, Koudekerk aan den Rijn
    Format: 33 x 27cm, box (green= standard edition, white = limited-edition)
    Weight: c.900g
    Print run: 800 copies of which 100 are limited editions
    Project texts: Latitudes and Theo Tegelaers

    The art section at La Central bookstore in c/Elisabets 6, Barcelona. Photo: La Central
    La Central, several locations in Barcelona and Madrid, check www.lacentral.com

    View of Motto in Berlin. Photo: Motto
    Motto, Skalitzer Str. 68, im Hinterhof, 10997 Berlin, Germany
    Mon-Sat: 12–20h
    [email protected]

    Displaying 'Portscapes' at Pro qm, Berlin. Photo: Latitudes | www.lttds.org

    Pro qm, Almstadtstraße 48-50, 10119 Berlin, Germany
    Mon-Sat: 11-20h
    [email protected]




    The Falmouth Convention, 20–23 May, Cornwall, UK

    The Falmouth Convention took place last weekend (20–23 May) in and around Cornwall, UK. This three-day conference put "an emphasis on artists as participants and on exchange of views and experiences. Conceived as an international meeting of artists, curators and writers to explore the significance of time and place in relation to contemporary art and exhibition making, it will begin by examining its own locale, with field trips led by artists, curators and local experts, looking at particular geographies, histories and narratives in Cornwall." + info...

    The programme opened with a keynote by renowned curator and writer Lucy Lippard titled 'Imagine Being Here Now: Towards a Multicentered Exhibition Process' and included field trips to the Gwennap Mining District
    , walks along St Just, boat trips, visits to the St Ives artist colony legacy, screenings of experimental cinema, interviews, etc. + info...

    On Saturday 22nd Max Andrews' of Latitudes, gave a presentation on the Rotterdam commission series 'Portscapes' to the Curatorial Practice MA students at the University College Falmouth (where he did art foundation studies in 1995).

    Participating curators, writers and artists included:
    Lucy R. Lippard; Max Andrews (
    Latitudes); Bassam el Baroni (Alexandria Contemporary Art Forum and Manifesta 8); Xavier Douroux (Le Consortium and Nouveaux Commanditaires); Tom van Gestel (Foundation for Art and Public Space, SKOR); Hans Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Gallery); Solveig Øvstebø (Bergen Kunsthall); Andrzej Przwyara (Foksal Gallery Foundation); Kitty Scott (Banff Centre for the Arts), Kader Attia, Adam Chodzko, Steven Claydon, Tacita Dean, Geoffrey Farmer, Simon Fujiwara, Lucy Gunning, Jeremy Millar, Paulina Olowska, Steven Rowell.

    The Convention has been developed in response to a series of forums and conversations held in 2009 between artists, curators and writers based in Cornwall to consider a bid to host the international exhibition Manifesta in Cornwall in 2014. The Convention was convened by the independent curator Teresa Gleadowe, coordinated by ProjectBase, hosted by University College Falmouth and supported by Arts Council England, South West.

    Photos: Latitudes | www.lttds.org




    LAST CHANCE! Until Sunday 25th April, exhibition 'Portscapes', Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Free entrance to exhibition

    Project website: www.portscapes.nl
    Projects chronology
    : http://www.dipity.com/latitudes/PORTSCAPES
    Photos projects
    : http://www.flickr.com/photos/lttds/sets

    Where: Serra Hall, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen | Museumpark 20 | 3015 CX Rotterdam, Netherlands | Opening hours: Tue–Sun 11–17h | Free entrance to the exhibition

    With works by Lara Almarcegui, Bik van der Pol, Jan Dibbets, Marjolijn Dijkman, Fucking Good Art, Ilana Halperin, Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller, Paulien Oltheten, Jorge Satorre, Hans Schabus, as well as work by the website collaborators Maria Barnas (poetry) and Markus Miessen (interviews). + info...




    'Portscapes' reviewed on Artforum Critics' Picks, 8 April 2010

    http://www.artforum.com/picks
    8 April 2010

    (Click on the image to enlarge / Clicar la imagen para ampliar)




    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...






    Check Latitudes' web www.lttds.org for further info and project updates
    Facebook fan page here.
    Flickr photosets here

    Newsletters archive here




    Latitudes at Collective Intelligence by Polyplicity, Barcelona

    Photo: Polyplicity.com

    On Monday 22 March Latitudes gave a talk about the practice of Lara Almarcegui and the project Portscapes to undergraduate students from CUArch (The Catholic University of America School of Architecture and Planning) and UTSA CoA (The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Architecture) who are spending a semester in Barcelona hosted by Collective Intelligence by Polyplicity. Collective Intelligence is "a platform that promotes collective creative thinking within a social environment that encourages dialogues, discussions, exchanges and collaborations on a local and international level within the field of architecture, design, urban studies and beyond. CI's objective is to create a learning hub in the city of Barcelona to serve as a fluid campus for foreign universities simultaneously encouraging the involvements of local students and professionals."




    Photographic documentation of 'Portscapes' projects on flickr and youtube

    You can see photographic documentation of 'Portscapes', the ten newly produced commissions that were produced and presented throughout 2009 alongside the Port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in the photo collection in flickr.

    From there you can select individual albums for each artist project (Lara Almarcegui, Bik van der Pol, Jan Dibbets, Marjolijn Dijkman, Fucking Good Art, Ilana Halperin, Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller, Paulien Oltheten, Jorge Satorre and Hans Schabus), see installation shots of the exhibition at the Museum Boijmans (opened until 25 April) as well as the multi-part publication and a few images of Latitudes' site visits to the port area in May and July 2008.

    You can also watch the 'behind the scenes' videos produced of each project on Latitudes YouTube Channel.




    Inside the pages of the 'Portscapes' cahier



    This cahier is part of the
    multi-part publication box which includes a miscellany of contributions by the artists, the prologue publication presented with the launch of the project in February 2009, a DVD with 'behind the scenes' footage with interviews with 'Portscapes' artists. This cahier
    includes a curatorial essay, texts on each artist commission and interviews by Markus Miessen.

    The publication is available at the Museum Boijmans’s
    shop, or can be ordered from SKOR by emailing[email protected] or calling +31(0)20 672 25 25. The standard edition costs €12.50 and the special edition €50. + info...

    Publisher: Port of Rotterdam Authority and SKOR (Foundation Art and Public Space, Amsterdam)
    Publication date: 5 February 2010
    Graphic design Portscapes: Ben Laloua/Didier Pascal with Marius Hofstede, Rotterdam.
    Design various artists contributions: Edauw Design, Koudekerk aan den Rijn
    Format: 33x27cm, box (green for the standard edition, white for the limited-edition)
    Weight: c.900g
    Print run: 800 copies of which 100 are limited editions
    Project texts: Latitudes and Theo Tegelaers




    Newsletter #21 - March 2010


    Newsletter in English | Newsletter en Español

    Latitudes awarded the GAC 2010 curatorial prize. News in the press: ADN.es (25.02.2010); El Periodico, (26.02.2010); El Punt, (26.02.2010), Cultura21.cat (in catalan, 26.02.2010), El País (26.02.2010).
     

    Portscapes exhibition continues until 25 April at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam.
     

    New Latitudes' YouTube Channel with 'Portscapes' videos.

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    Inside 'Portscapes' publication box (green=standard and white=limited edition)


    Designed by Rotterdam-based design studio Ben Laloua/Didier Pascal, the multi-part publication box includes a miscellany of contributions by the artists, a cahier with texts on the projects (it can be downloaded from here), the prologue publication presented with the launch of the project in February 2009 and a DVD with 'behind the scenes' footage with interviews with 'Portscapes' artists Lara Almarcegui, Bik van der Pol, Jan Dibbets, Marjolijn Dijkman, Fucking Good Art, Ilana Halperin, Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller, Paulien Oltheten, Jorge Satorre and Hans Schabus.



    DVD with 'behind the scenes' footage and interviews with 'Portscapes' artists – these can also be seen online on Latitudes' YouTube Channel.

    The limited edition contains the film '6 Hours Tide Object with Correction of Perspective' (2009) produced by Jan Dibbets for 'Portscapes'.


    The publications can be purchased at the Museum Boijmans’s shop, or can be ordered from SKOR by emailing [email protected] or calling +31(0)20 672 25 25. The standard edition costs €12.50 and the limited edition €50.

    Publisher: Port of Rotterdam Authority and SKOR (Foundation Art and Public Space, Amsterdam)
    Publication date: 5 February 2010
    Graphic design Portscapes: Ben Laloua/Didier Pascal with Marius Hofstede, Rotterdam.
    Design various artists contributions: Edauw Design, Koudekerk aan den Rijn
    Format: 33x27cm, box (green for the standard edition, white for the limited-edition)
    Weight: c.900g
    Print run: 800 copies of which 100 are limited editions
    Project texts: Latitudes and Theo Tegelaers
    'Portscapes' was an accumulative series of newly commissioned projects taking place throughout 2009 alongside the construction of Rotterdam's [51°55' N 4°29' E] Maasvlakte 2 – the extension to Europe's largest seaport and industrial area by 20%. + info




    Installation views of the 'Portscapes' exhibition, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, on view until 25 April. Free entrance.

    View of the outside of the Richard Serra Hall / Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

    (Above and below) Ilana Halperin, "A Brief History of Mobile Landmass", 2009–2010.


    Christina Hemauer and Roman Keller, "The Postpetrolistic Internationale", 2009–2010
    Video and audio installation with wooden stage.
     General view of the exhibition.
    Bik Van der Pol, "Facts on the Ground", 2010. Video. Duration: 23 min.

    Exhibition of the documentation material produced during the year-long commissioning series of works in and around Rotterdam's port extension project Maasvlakte 2, with works by Lara Almarcegui, Bik van der Pol, Jan Dibbets,Marjolijn Dijkman, Fucking Good Art, Ilana Halperin, Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller,Paulien Oltheten, Jorge Satorre, and Hans Schabus (website collaborators: Maria Barnas (poetry) and Markus Miessen (interviews)).


    On view at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen until 25 April. Entrance free.

    More images of the exhibition here.
    More images of each commission here.
    'Making of' videos here.

    Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Museumpark 18-20, 3015 CX Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Opening hours: Tue–Sun 11.00 to 17.00

    All images: Latitudes | www.lttds.org




    'Portscapes' "making of" videos on Latitudes' YouTube Channel




    We just opened a Latitudes' YouTube Channel with ten 'behind the scenes' videos from 'Portscapes', the evolving series of art projects presented and produced throughout 2009 in and around the port of Rotterdam. The videos present short interviews with the artists (Lara Almarcegui, Jan Dibbets (part 1 and part 2), Marjolijn Dijkman, Fucking Good Art, Ilana Halperin, Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller, Paulien Oltheten, Jorge Satorre, Hans Schabus) and an introduction to the project by SKOR curator Theo Tegelaers and Ria Haagsma, Senior Communications advisor of the Port of Rotterdam Authority.

    Latitudes' YouTube Channel also includes documentation of an action with Lawrence Weiner in the context of his 2008 Fundació Suñol exhibition 'THE CREST OF A WAVE' as well as Ignasi Aballí whitewashing a window for his exhibition 'Something, or nothing' in the Suitcase Art Projects, Beijing.




    ...a year ago on the Maasvlakte beach, Rotterdam

    Production stills while filming the 1969 '12 Hours Tide Object with Correction of Perspective', in the Dutch coast near Zandvoort. The film was consequently included in Gerry Schum's Land Art TV.

    Production stills, '6 Hours Tide Object with Correction of Perspective' in Maasvlakte beach, 8 February 2009. Photos: Latitudes, Paloma Polo/SKOR and Freek van Arkel.
     
    The inaugural Portscapes project took place a year ago on Sunday 8 February with the filming of a new version of Jan Dibbets' 12 Hours Tide Object with Correction of Perspective, newly titled 6 Hours Tide Object with Correction of Perspective.

    Dibbets realised the original version of this classic work on the Dutch coast near Zandvoort in February 1969 and this 'second attempt' (the artist rejects the notion of a ‘remake’) was shot forty years later to the month, in February 2009 on a beach that will disappear with the construction of Maasvlakte 2. The eight minute film was premiered in the FutureLand visitor centre every Sunday during June 2009 and was screened on loop in New York, during Latitudes' participation in the non-profit festival 'No Soul for Sale' (24–28 June).

    6 Hours Tide Object
    ... records the drawing of a trapezoid shape in the sand during low tide using a bulldozer which drives back and forth along the beach. The shape consequently appears as a rectangular ‘frame’ in the resultant film due to the angle of perspective distortion in being shot from an elevated platform. Subsequently, the incoming tide washes it away. A formalistic reflection on geometry, representational illusion and the camera-’eye’, Dibbets reasserts the freshness of this fleeting filmed action with no hint of nostalgia. Within the context of the development of Maasvlakte 2 the work allows our fresh interpretations: concerning the physical modification of Dutch coastline, or new perspectives of construction, destruction and change, for example.

    Watch the 'making of' by Olaf Schuur.
    6 Hours Tide Object... was produced in the context of 'Portscapes', an accumulative series of ten new commissions by initiated by the Port of Rotterdam Authority with advice and financial support from SKOR (Foundation Art and Public Space, Amsterdam) curated by Latitudes, Barcelona.

    An exhibition is currently on view at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen with the resulting works realised throughout 2009. On view until 25 April 2010 - free entrance.




    'Portscapes' exhibition, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 30 January–25 April 2010. Reception: 5 February, 8pm

    Lara Almarcegui 'A Guide to the Wastelands of the Port of Rotterdam' (2009). Photo: Latitudes


    Bik van der Pol, still of the film 'Facts on the Ground' (2009–10). Photo: Bik van der Pol

    Jan Dibbets, Production stills while filming '6 Hours Tide Object With Correction of Perspective' (2009). Photos: Latitudes, Paloma Polo/SKOR and Freek van Aarkel.
    Marjolijn Dijkman, 'Here be dragons' (2009), image presented on a billboard. The second part of her project, the film 'Surviving New Island' (2009–10) will be premiered during the exhibition.


    Fucking Good Art / Rob Hamelijnck & Nienke Terpsma 'Portscapes_ON AIR / Station Maasvlakte' (2009). 


    Ilana Halperin, 'A Brief History of Mobile Landmass' (2009–10), audioguide. Photo: Chantal Karnaat.
    Paulien Oltheten, Great if two pairs of legs are synchronized for a moment, (2009). Photo: Ben Wind.


    Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller, 'The Postpetrolistic Internationale' (2009–10). Photo: Paloma Polo / SKOR.


    Jorge Satorre in collaboration with Jorge Aviña, 'The Erratic. Measuring Compensation' (2010). Courtesy of the artist.



    Hans Schabus, 'Europahaven, Rotterdam, 17 juni 2009' (2009) (c) the artist

    'Portscapes'
    Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    30 January–25 April 2010. Reception: Friday 5 February, 8pm.
    Free entrance

    Project website: www.portscapes.nl
    Projects chronology: http://www.dipity.com/latitudes/PORTSCAPES

     
    Works by Lara Almarcegui (Spain/Netherlands), Bik van der Pol (Netherlands), Jan Dibbets (Netherlands), Marjolijn Dijkman (Netherlands), Fucking Good Art (Netherlands), Ilana Halperin (US/Scotland), Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller (Switzerland), Paulien Oltheten (Netherlands), Jorge Satorre (Mexico), Hans Schabus (Austria), as well as work by the website collaborators Maria Barnas (poetry) and Markus Miessen (interviews).

    'Portscapes' will present the results of works commissioned by the Port of Rotterdam realised throughout 2009 by 10 (inter)national artists on the occasion of the beginning of the construction of Maasvlakte 2 – the 2,000-hectare land supplementation project to extend Rotterdam's port, Europe's largest seaport and industrial area. 'Portscapes' has encompassed new projects of various scales under the leitmotif itineraries and destinationsartist-led tours, film screenings, billboards and the production of film and photographic works, audio-guides, radio broadcast and field guides. + info...

    The films by Rotterdam-based artists Bik van der Pol and Marjolijn Dijkman, 'Facts on the Ground' (2009–10) and 'Surviving New Land' (2009–10) respectively, will be presented for the first time coinciding with the exhibition.

    Overtreders W, the designers of the exhibition, have created semi-transparent display structures for the museum’s Richard Serra Hall, using industrial materials based on the format of cargo containers.

    A catalogue (€12,50) and a special-edition catalogue (€50) designed by Ben Laloua/Didier Pascal is co-published by SKOR and the Port of Rotterdam Authority on the occasion of the exhibition. The special-edition includes filmed interviews with the artists as well as the DVD of '6 Hours Tide Object with Correction of Perspective' (2009), the film produced by Jan Dibbets for 'Portscapes'. Publication available at the Museum Boijmans's shop or can be ordered via SKOR by writing to [email protected] or calling +31(0)20 672 25 25


    Portscapes was commissioned by the Port of Rotterdam Authority with advice and support from SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Space, Amsterdam) and was curated by Latitudes, Barcelona.

    Serra Hall, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
    Museumpark 20 | 3015 CX Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Opening hours: Tue–Sun 11–17h
    Free entrance to the exhibition
    Press enquiries: Nienke van Beers, Tel: +31(0)20- 672 25 25, [email protected]




    Portscapes: Jorge Satorre returns an ice-age boulder back to Sweden


    Jorge Satorre's project for Portscapes had its beginnings in the eastern part of the Netherlands with a 3-tonne gneissic granite rock from the Svecofennian age, approximately 1.9 billion years ago. Following the artist’s fascination with the environmental compensation practices being instigated alongside the construction of Maasvlakte 2, his project consisted of returning the rock to where it once came from in Sweden – an act of synthetic restitution and transnational sculptural offsetting. 

    The boulder has now found a permanent home at the Wanås Foundation, near Knislinge in southern Sweden [1]. The boulder was transported from Erica, in the north east of The Netherlands, to Knislinge at the beginning of January (see report on the Swedish newspaper Kristianstadsbladet).


     
    Not insignificantly, the celebrated Land art work 'Broken Circle' (1971) by Robert Smithson, sited in a working quarry near Emmen, incorporates such a seemingly immovable boulder at its centre. Satorre’s reverse geological gesture is also reflected in the fact that much of the existing and future sea defence in the port area will be made from rock brought from Scandinavia. The artists offers an account of the process through drawings, which incorporates both actual and imagined details. One such detail depicts an imagined protest at the beginning of the boulder’s homeward journey – see post 2 October 2009.


    Jorge Satorre's project was produced in the context of 'Portscapes', an accumulative series of newly commissioned projects produced in the context of the 2,000 hectare extension to the Port of Rotterdam, the project Maasvlakte 2.

    An exhibition with 'Portscapes' projects will be on view at the
    Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam between 30 January and 25 April 2010 (Reception: Friday 5 February, 20h).

    Portscapes was commissioned by the Port of Rotterdam Authority with advice and support from SKOR (Foundation Art and Public Space, Amsterdam) and was curated by Latitudes.


    [FOOTNOTE 1] The foundation estate encompasses a medieval castle, an organic farm, and a sculpture park which since 1987 has hosted a number of permanent works by international artists.

    Images: Journey and placement of the boulder from the newspaper Kristianstadsbladet; Drawings of 'The Erratic. Measuring Compensation' (2009), courtesy of the artist.




    Newsletter #19 – January 2010


    Newsletter #19 – January 2010
    English | Español


    Portscapes exhibition reception 5th February, 8pm, at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. Exhibition runs between 30 January – 25 April 2010.
    Latitudes in the press: article by Teresa Sesé, 'De profesión, comisario, 'La Vanguardia', 2 January 2010, pp. 38-39. Read full article here (in Spanish).
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    HAPPY FESTIVE SEASON 2009–10 | FELICES FIESTAS 2009–10

    MERRY CHRISTMAS 2009–10
    Happy holidays to you all!

    FELIZ NAVIDAD 2009–10
    Felices fiestas a todos!


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    Latitudes' current project: http://portscapes.nl




    Hinterland Symposium: 'The evolving relationships between artists, the changing climate and new responsibilities', 26 November, Nottingham, UK

    Hinterland Symposium: 
    The evolving relationships between artists, the changing climate and new responsibilities

    Hinterland are inviting specialists in the field of commissioning temporary site-specific art to present their practice. Alongside informal discussions with artists currently engaged in commissions for Hinterland, this one day event will question the responsibilities of artists when creating work in the public realm. Biographies of the speakers here.

    Conference programme

    [Registration starts at 9.30am promptly so talks can begin at 10am in Screen 2.]

    10.30am Joy Sleeman
    11.10am Latitudes (Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna)
    12.20pm Lunch
    1.20pm Wallace Heim in conversation with Rebecca Beinart
    2.05pm Richard Grayson in conversation with John Newling
    3.30pm Neil Cummings in conversation with Annexinema (Emily Wilczek and Ian Nesbitt)
    4.15pm Jonathan Griffin in conversation with S Mark Gubb

    Film Screening 6pm onwards
    Mark Harasimowicz and Tristan Hessing invite symposium delegates from Broadway to One Thoresby Street studios in Sneinton for the preview of a new film installation.

    Harasimowicz and Hessing spent time cycling around Europe exploring contemporary and abandoned industrial space. Hinterland has commissioned a new work, which marks a new artistic partnership between the two artists.

    Bookings: Contact Broadway Box Office, Tel. 0115 952 6611 or book online www.broadway.org.uk



    Hinterland is a project led by independent curator, Jennie Syson. Working together with artists, Hinterland closely examines the areas that surround the River Trent in Nottingham which make up a ten mile car free cycle route around the city known as the Big Track. As we head towards economic depression and society becomes increasingly aware of issues surrounding global warming and the natural environment, Hinterland pays tribute to the geographical locations and the industrial halo that surrounds Nottingham’s city centre.




    Portscapes bus tour: Lara Almarcegui wasteland tour and Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller's 'Postpetrolistic Internationale' choir performance


    On Sunday 8 November, SKOR and the Port of Rotterdam Authority organised a bus tour around the Port of Rotterdam coinciding with the 4th International Architecture Biennial Rotterdam and the culmination of 'Portscapes' projects, a year-long series of commissions in and around Maasvlakte 2, the 2,000 hectare ongoing extension of the port.

     


    Over 80 visitors enjoyed the 'The Postpetrolistic Internationale' choir performance, a project by the Zurich-based artists Roman Keller & Christina Hemauer as well as the tour around four wasteland sites included in the research publication of the guide 'Wastelands of the Port of Rotterdam' by Rotterdam-based artist Lara Almarcegui.

    During the tour, visitors were also able to see and listen to other 'Portscapes' projects by Marjolijn Dijkman, Fucking Good Art, Ilana Halperin (audio here), Jorge Satorre, Hans Schabus and Paulien Oltheten.


    A exhibition of the projects will take place at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen from 5 February, coinciding with Art Rotterdam. Exhibition on view until end of March 2010.

    Portscapes is a series of newly commissioned art projects initiated by the Port of Rotterdam Authority on occasion of the construction of Maasvlakte 2, with advice and support from SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Space, Amsterdam) and is curated by Latitudes (Barcelona).

    Roman Keller and Christina Hemauer
    's participation has been made possible thanks to the support of Pro Helvetia.




    'Portscapes' page updated with new flickr slideshows and announcement of a forthcoming exhibition at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, February 2010


    Latitudes' 'Portscapes' page has been updated with new flickr slideshows for each project (see under each artist name) and incorporating a new page for the 'Portscapes' exhibition which will be on view at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, from the 5 February until the end of March 2010 (date TBC).

    The opening will coincide with the art fair Art Rotterdam (4–7 February) and 'Divided Divided', a solo exhibition by the Stockholm-based artist Carsten Höller also opening at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen on February 5th.




    The Museum Boijmans exhibition will present the year-long commissioning series with works that have been produced in and around Maasvlakte 2, the ongoing extension to the Port of Rotterdam, with works by 10 artists: Lara Almarcegui, Bik van der Pol, Jan Dibbets, Marjolijn Dijkman, Fucking Good Art, Ilana Halperin, Roman Keller & Christina Hemauer, Paulien Oltheten, Jorge Satorre and Hans Schabus. 'Portscapes' also involved artist Maria Barnas and the London and Zurich based architect, researcher, educator and writer Markus Miessen as website collaborators.

    The films commissions by Rotterdam-based artists
    Bik van der Pol and Marjolijn Dijkman will be premiered coincinding with the exhibition.

    Project website: www.portscapes.nl (Dutch/English)

    Other Latitudes' flickr photo sets here.


    We have also updated the 'Portscapes' projects timeline:




    Portscapes is a series of art projects commissioned by the Port of Rotterdam Authority with advice and support from SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Space, Amsterdam) and is curated by Latitudes.




    Hemauer & Keller's 'Portscapes' project begins: transportation of a wooden stage along the Rhine from Basel to Rotterdam

      Taken by the artists on the 30th October 2009.

    'Postpetrolistic Internationale', the project by Zurich-based artists Christina Hemauer (1973) & Roman Keller (1969), started today with the transportation of a wooden stage along the Rhine from Basel (the most upriver navigable point of the Rhine), near the artists’ home, to Rotterdam (where the Rhine joins the sea).

    Keller & Hemauer
    's project emerges from the medium of the collective human voice, the tradition of the aspirational social anthem alongside the artists’ long standing interest in energy use. Upon arrival of the stage, a Rotterdam-based choir will perform the 'Postpetrolistic Internationale', an anthem of hope-in-action on the stage, against a backdrop of local industry, to mark man’s changing relationship with fossil fuels and energy use.


    Programmed performances:Saturday 7 November, time TBC, Maritime Museum, Rotterdam – MAP
    Sunday 8 November, 13.30h, Futureland, the Maasvlakte 2 visitor center – MAP
    The 'Postpetrolism' project (2006-ongoing) was launched with a performance in Zürich in April 2006 in which a new manifesto of hope for the future reality of energy was declared and a plaque erected to mark the end of one energy era (‘peak oil’ was passed in 2005, according to Kenneth S. Deffeyes) and the beginning of another beyond oil.


    Images of the journey and arrival of the stage to Rotterdam's port on 2nd November:



     Taken by the artists en route and upon arrival to Rotterdam's port.

    Keller & Hemauer's project is part of 'Portscapes', a series of art projects commissioned by the Port of Rotterdam Authority with advice and financial support from SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Space, Amterdam) and curated by Latitudes.

    Portscapes' timeline: http://www.dipity.com/latitudes/PORTSCAPES
    Keller and Hemauer's participation has been made possible thanks to the support of Pro Helvetia.




    'Portscapes' news: Bus Tour around the Port of Rotterdam, Sunday 8 November 2009, 10–15h


    –ENG–

    Bus Tour – Portscapes public art projects on the Maasvlakte, Rotterdam.

    On Sunday 8 November SKOR and the Port of Rotterdam Authority are organising a tour coinciding with the 4th International Architecture Biennial Rotterdam. The tour is programmed in the context of Portscapes, a series of art projects related to the construction of the Maasvlakte 2 commissioned by the Port of Rotterdam Authority. The Maasvlakte 2 project is the ongoing extension of the port by 2,000 hectares, which will be constructed in the North Sea in the next five years.

    SKOR invited the duo Latitudes from Barcelona, who has curated a series of projects reflecting on the architectural, political, social and ecological aspects of the past, present and future of the Rotterdam port with a focus on the new Maasvlakte 2. Portscapes consists of ten new commissions in and about the Maasvlakte by Dutch and international artists, including interventions, films, performances and mobile seminars.

    Bus tour bookings: write to ad [at] skor.nl by 2 November 2009
    Free tour. English spoken


    An exhibition of the Portscapes projects will be on show at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam from 5 February, until late March 2010.

    Programme on 8 November
    (Programme subject to changes)


    9.45 am – 
Leave from NAI Rotterdam, Museumpark 25 3015 CB, Rotterdam
    
On the way to the port you can listen to interviews by Fucking Good Art on mp3 players in the bus. Amongst others, Hans Aarsman, an industrial ecologist, a botanist and an archaeologist, will describe his vision of the Maasvlakte on the basis of his field of expertise. The artistic duo FGA broadcast this and other conversations from a temporary web radio station in a container united placed on the Maasvlakte between 21 August and 21 September.


    10.45 am – Visit to wastelands by artist Lara Almarcegui and botanist Remko Andeweg
    The Spanish-born Rotterdam-based artist Lara Almarcegui has published a free newspaper research project concerning the ‘wasteland’ areas which can be encountered throughout the Port of Rotterdam. Almarcegui and botanist Remko Andeweg will describe these areas characterised by an apparent lack of human intervention.

    12.00 am – Arrival at Futureland, the Maasvlakte information centre
    On the way we pass the billboards by the artists Marjolijn Dijkman, Jorge Satorre, Paulien Oltheten and Hans Schabus.

    Lunch in Futureland, provided by the Rotterdam Port Authority.
    Introduction by Latitudes, curators of 'Portscapes'

    1.00 pm – 
Tour of the artworks in and around Futureland
    You can view work by Paulien Oltheten and Hans Schabus and explore the nearby area picking up Ilana Halperin’s audio tour. Halperin created a compelling narrative of fragments which draws on fact, fiction and personal fieldwork – as well as site surveys by volcanologists, geologists and the experts involved in the construction of Maasvlakte 2.

    1.30 pm – Performance 'Postpetrolistic Internationale'
    The project by Swiss artists Roman Keller & Christina Hemauer
 emerges from the medium of the collective human voice, the tradition of the aspirational social anthem alongside the artists’ long standing interest in energy use. The project starts with the transportation of a
    wooden stage along the Rhine from Basel (where the Rhine begins), near the artists’ home, to Rotterdam (where the Rhine joins the sea) – see post 30.10.09. Upon arrival a local choir will perform this anthem of hope-in-action (composed by the artists in collaboration with musician Mathias Vette) on the stage, against a backdrop of local industry, to mark man’s changing relationship with fossil fuels and energy use.

    2 pm – Return to NAI Rotterdam with a number of stops at various art projects along
    the way: wastelands by Lara Almarcegui and works by Paulien Oltheten

    3 pm – 
Arrival in NAI Rotterdam. End of the journey
    .
    Portscapes is commissioned by the Port of Rotterdam Authority with advice from SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Space, Amterdam) and is curated by Latitudes.


    –CAST–
    Bus tour dirección al puerto de Rotterdam,
    Domingo 8 Noviembre 2009, 10–15h, organizado por SKOR y la Autoridad Portuaria de Rotterdam coincidiendo con la 4th International Architecture Biennial Rotterdam. Tour organizado en ocasión de Portscapes, la serie acumulativa de proyectos públicos que en el Puerto de Rotterdam
    Presentación de dos nuevos proyectos: performance de los suizos Roman Keller y Christina Hemauer (7–8 Noviembre) y publicación de la guía 'Wastelands of the Port of Rotterdam' realizada por Lara Almarcegui. Durante el tour se podrán ver y escuchar los proyectos realizados por Marjolijn Dijkman, Fucking Good Art, Ilana Halperin, Jorge Satorre, Hans Schabus y Paulien Oltheten.
    Para reservar tu plaza, escribe a [email protected] antes del 2 November 2009.
    Accesso gratuito, tour será en inglés.

    Exposición de los proyectos de Portscapes tendrá lugar en el Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, a partir del 5 de Febrero y hasta finales de Marzo 2010.



    PROGRAMA 8 NOVIEMBRE
    9.45-15hs 
    (Programa sujeto a cambios de última hora)
     
    09.45 am – Salida desde NAI Rotterdam, Museumpark 25 3015 CB, Rotterdam
    Durante el recorrido se podrá escuchar mediante auriculares una entrevista al ecologista, botanista, y arqueólogo Hans Aarsman realizada por el duo FGA durante su residencia en un container emplazado en el Maasvlakte, desde donde recogieron conversaciones temáticas y exploraciones de campo. + info...
     

    10.45 am – 
Visita de terrenos baldíos por Lara Almarcegui y el botanista Remko Andeweg.
    La artista española afincada en Rotterdam Lara Almarcegui ha publicado una guía en formato periódico en la que se recoge su investigación entorno a los actuales terrenos baldíos que pueden encontrarse a lo largo de puerto de Rotterdam. En contraste con la gran planificación que circunda el futuro Maasvlakte 2, Almarcegui se interesa por los espacios definidos por la aparente falta de diseño y desarrollo. El público navegará el puerto como un territorio interconectado con la ayuda de esta guía que, como ha manifestado la artista, "actuará como una herramienta para conocerlo mejor (...) para ver cómo el territorio está cambiando. En el futuro, cuando la mayoría de estos terrenos se vean modificados, la guía actuará como un documento histórico que describirá cómo fue el puerto en el 2009".

    12.00 am – Visita del centro de visitantes Futureland y almuerzo
    Durante el viaje se podrán ver las vallas publicitarias de los artistas Marjolijn Dijkman, Jorge Satorre, Paulien Oltheten y Hans Schabus. A la llegada Latitudes, comisarios de 'Portscapes', introducirán los proyectos.
     
    1.00 pm – Visita de las obras presentadas en Futureland y alrededores
    Visita de las obras de Paulien Oltheten y Hans Schabus así como la audioguía 'A Brief History of Mobile Landmass' realizada por Ilana Halperin. La audioguía narra fragmentos reales y ficticios recogidos a partir de la investigación de la artista y expertos entorno a volcanes y estudios de campo relacionados con la presente construcción del Maasvlakte 2 – escuchar capítulos o descargar archivos aquí

    13.30h – '
Postpetrolistic Internationale', performance de Roman Keller & Christina Hemauer

     
    El proyecto de los suizos Roman Keller & Christina Hemauer
 comienza con el transporte de un escenario a lo largo del Rin, desde Basilea (donde el Rin abandona Suiza) y cerca de donde viven los artistas, hasta Rotterdam (donde el Rin desemboca en el mar) - léase post 30.10.09. A su llegada un coro cantará la 'The Postpetrolistic Internationale', un himno social compuesto por los artistas en colaboración con el músico y compositor Mathias Vetter, que proclama el comienzo de una nueva era donde el petróleo pertenece al pasado. Los días 7 y 8 de noviembre un coro local interpretará este himno de esperanza sobre el escenario en pleno paisaje industrial, para poner en perspectiva la historia evolución de hombre y su relación con los combustibles fósiles y el uso de la energía. Ésta será la primera vez que se cantará en inglés.
     
    2 pm – Regreso al NAI Rotterdam con varias paradas durante el recorrido a los terrenos valdíos seleccionados por Lara Almarcegui y obras de Paulien Oltheten

    3 pm – Llegada a 
NAI Rotterdam. Fin de trayecto.
    Portscapes es un encargo de la Autoridad Portuaria de Rotterdam con el consejo de SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Space, Amsterdam) y comisariado por Latitudes.




    Newsletter #16, October 2009

    We have just circulated the October 2009 Newsletter #16, you may read the English version or the versión española.

    Update on the Portscapes commission series: exhibition of Paulien Oltheten at Futureland and vicinity (until 30 October) and billboard-prologue to Jorge Satorre's project (see images on the 02.10.09 post) + info...

    On the 21 October Latitudes will be participating in the International seminar on Art and Ecology, organised by The Wanås Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden. + info...


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    Portscapes news: Jorge Satorre's billboard on the A15 and Paulien Oltheten small exhibition at the visitor centre Futureland and surroundings


    Placed along the A15 highway on the Maasvlakte, Jorge Satorre's billboard is the third installed as part of 'Portscapes' – joining those by Hans Schabus and Paulien Oltheten.

    During the summer of 2009, Jorge Satorre was searching for, and eventually located, a large boulder – specifically one of the giant rocks carried by glaciers into The Netherlands from Scandinavia during the last Ice Age. Following the artist’s fascination with the environmental compensation projects being instigated alongside the construction of Maasvlakte 2, his project seeks to identify this rock’s precise place of origin and then return it to where it came from – an act of synthetic restitution and transnational sculptural offsetting. Satorre’s reverse geological gesture furthermore mirrors the monumental construction of the Maasvlakte 2 as a sculpting of land-form which, like the action of ice but in a far shorter time, is fundamentally altering the morphology of The Netherlands. The action is also reflected in the fact that much of the existing and future sea defense in the port area will be made from rock brought from Scandinavia. The artist’s accompanying pencil drawings offer an account of the process which incorporate both actual and imagined details, like a storyboard. A single drawing which depicts an imagined protest at the beginning of the boulder’s journey is realised as a billboard near the Futureland visitor’s centre.


    A second part of his research will be presented at the Portscapes exhibition at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen from 5 February 2010.

    Paulien Oltheten's videos and photographs can also be seen until mid-November 2009 in and around Futureland, the Maasvlakte visitors’ centre [MAP HERE]. From there, visitors can set off with a route description to the locations on the Maasvlakte where other work can be seen.

    Locations and some images of Oltheten's mini-billboards:


    The public domain and human behaviour is the starting point for the work of Paulien Oltheten (1982), though she has described her approach as closer to that of an anthropologist rather than artist. With her still and video cameras, she generally searches with apparent casualness for moments when there is contact between people, objects and public space. On the Maasvlakte, Oltheten was faced with the fact that the familiar frame of reference of natural elements, such as trees, bushes and people, was almost completely lacking. Oltheten decided to make use of this alienation by arranging meetings with people. This resulted in a series of photographs and two short video pieces. These stagings mostly take place in locations on the Maasvlakte that will disappear or be displaced during the coming years. The photographs and videos are sometimes variations on the theme of ‘one becomes two’, referring to the Maasvlakte, of which there will later be two.

    Futureland is on Europaweg 909, 3199 LC Maasvlakte, Rotterdam (Havennummer 8213). It is across the road from the E.ON power plant. Open Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm and on Sunday 11am-5pm. Entry is free. Map here.


    Portscapes is a series of public art commissions initiated by the Port of Rotterdam Authority with advice and support from SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Space, Amterdam) and curated by Latitudes. www.portscapes.nl

    [Photos of Jorge Satorre's board by Ben Wind; Photos of Paulien Oltheten's by the artist and Ben Wind.]




    Portscapes News: Launch of Ilana Halperin's 45 min-long audio field guide ‘A Brief History of Mobile Landmass’


    As her contribution to ‘Portscapes’, New York-born Glasgow-based artist Ilana Halperin has created a spoken-word narrative in Dutch and English for visitors to the port. Available at the visitor center Futureland (map here) and online (www.portscapes.nl) from September 18 until 2013, ‘A Brief History of Mobile Landmass’ is an audio field guide inspired by a perception of Maasvlakte 2 in terms of formidable geophysical phenomena and a geological sense of time.



    The artist has assembled a compelling narrative of fragments which draws on fact, fiction and personal fieldwork – as well as site surveys by volcanologists, geologists and the experts involved in the construction of Maasvlakte 2. It offers echoes, speculations and interpretations surrounding both the artificial and natural processess whereby new land is created. Recalling Jules Verne’s ‘Voyages Extraordinaires’, this 'book on tape' couples a wealth of scientific information with wonder and vivid description.


    Halperin is your guide through a landscape with tales of newborn islands, otherworldly Hawaiian magma and the fire deity Pele, a Rotterdam ‘lava flow’ or the ‘industrial volcanoes’ of its port. To paraphrase Mark Twain’s astonished account of the eruption of Kilauea in 1866: “Here is room for the imagination to work!”.


    'Portscapes' is an accumulative series of newly commissioned projects taking place throughout 2009 alongside the construction of Rotterdam's [51° 55' N 4° 29' E] Maasvlakte 2 (MV2) – an extension to Europe's largest seaport and industrial area which will be realised between 2008 and 2013 by reclaiming 2,000 hectare area of reclaimed land (see images here) that will extend the Port of Rotterdam, Europe's largest seaport and industrial area by 20%.

    Portscapes is commissioned by the Port of Rotterdam Authority with advice and support from SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Space, Amterdam) and is curated by the Barcelona-based curatorial office Latitudes.

    [Two first images courtesy of Ben Wind, rest of images courtesy of the artist]




    Three new 'Portscapes' projects: Fucking Good Art, Paulien Oltheten and Ilana Halperin


    Three new 'Portscapes' projects: Fucking Good Art's broadcasting from their 'base camp' in Maasvlakte until 21 September; Paulien Oltheten billboard and forthcoming exhibition at Futureland and Ilana Halperin's scripted audio field guide available in English and Dutch from 18 September 2009

    Project website: www.portscapes.nl

    More info on this projects here

    Rotterdam-based artists Rob Hamelijnck and Nienke Terpsma, editors of the printed and online magazine FUCKING GOOD ART, have been living and working in a ‘base camp’ on the Maasvlakte from 20th August and will be there until end of September producing Portscapes ON AIR – Station Maasvlakte. (+ info...)

    On 14 August 2009 a billboard by Amsterdam-based artist PAULIEN OLTHETEN was placed along the A15 on the Maasvlakte. Oltheten made use of the lack of reference of natural elements, such as trees, bushes and people by arranging meetings. These stagings mostly take place in locations on the Maasvlakte that will soon disappear or be displaced and often involve variations of the theme ‘one becomes two’, referring to the Maasvlakte, of which there will later be two. (+ info...)

    As her contribution to Portscapes, New York-born Glasgow-based artist ILANA HALPERIN has created an audio field guide available online and on MP3 players which visitors will be able to pick up at Futureland (map here) and experience through wandering the nearby area of the port edge. ‘A Brief History of Mobile Landmass’ is inspired by a perception of Maasvlakte 2 in terms of formidable geophysical phenomena and a geological sense of time. (+ info...)

    Audioguide available online and at Futureland (map here) from 18 September 2009 until 2013. Narrated in English and Dutch. Duration: 45 min.



    'Portscapes' is an accumulative series of art commissions taking place throughout 2009 alongside the construction of ‘Maasvlakte 2’, a 2,000 hectare area of reclaimed land that will extend the Port of Rotterdam, Europe's largest seaport and industrial area by 20%. Projects varied in size and scale will be produced under the leitmotif itineraries and destinations comprising tours, audioguides, performances, radio programmes, interventions, for example. (+ info...)

    Artists involved in Portscapes: Lara Almarcegui, Bik van der Pol, Jan Dibbets, Marjolijn Dijkman, Fucking Good Art, Cyprien Gaillard, Ilana Halperin, Roman Keller & Christina Hemauer, Paulien Oltheten, Michael Rakowitz, Jorge Satorre, Hans Schabus and Jun Yang. Website collaborators: Maria Barnas (poetry) and Markus Miessen (interviews).

    Read more on completed projects and on projects in production.

    'Portscapes' press coverage here. To receive Portscapes news sign up here.

    'Portscapes' is commissioned by the Port of Rotterdam Authority with advice and support from SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Space) and is curated by Latitudes.




    Fucking Good Art 'base camp' in Maasvlakte, Rotterdam, until 21 September


    Images of the 'base camp' and surroundings where the editors of Rotterdam-based printed and online art magazine Fucking Good Art will be until 21 September. All images courtesy FGA.

    Initiated and edited by artists Rob Hamelijnck and Nienke Terpsma in 2003, Fucking Good Art is a Rotterdam-based printed and online art magazine which publishes reports, interviews, critical writing and observations with a non-academic, freestyle and do-it-yourself attitude. The editors of FGA explores creative communities by residing in particular local contexts for extended periods, and specific magazine issues have grown out of residencies in cities including Munich, Berlin, Copenhagen, Riga, Zurich and São Paulo.

    Adapting their embedded approach for Portscapes, the editors of FGA are living and working in a ‘base camp’ on the Maasvlakte for 5 weeks, starting 20 August while producing Portscapes_ON AIR. Comprising a series of audio walks, field recordings and conversations with guests from different disciplines Portscapes_ON AIR will be broadcast on the internet (www.portscapes.nl).

    Inspired by their camp’s proximity to the pipeline which carries sand from the Yangtzehaven to the future Maasvlakte 2, the editors of FGA approach their endeavour both as inhabitants of an industrial and man-made territory and in relation to the redistribution and displacement of knowledge. Alongside other grand movements of transportation and trade taking place in the port, FGA’s broadcasts take shape through encounters with others and consider the role that art and artists have in other registers of exchange. Starting from the principal that in order to really understand a place one needs to really inhabit it, and the question of how to represent a place like as Maasvlakte 2 which does not yet fully exist, the editors of FGA also aim to stimulate discussion about the representation of Dutch landscape. They hope that their project could be pilot for a further research residencies.

    Guests / participants contributing to Fucking Good Art's research on Maasvlakte and webradio:

    Frank Bruggeman: Designer, artist and one of the editors of 'Club Donny', a strictly unedited journal on the personal experience of nature in the urban enviroment.

    Hans Aarsman: Former photo journalist, and currently columnist for the Dutch newspaper "De Volkskrant" and playwriter. In 1988 he travelled for one year in Holland in his camper van - a Citroën HY - to produced the book 'Hollandse Taferelen'. He has published several publications: the photo book 'Aarsmans Amsterdam' (1993), his first novel 'Twee hoofden, een kussen' (1995) and in 2003 the autobiographical book 'Vrrooom! Vrrooomm!'. Some of his photos are free for download at the Nederlands Fotomuseum.

    Remko Andeweg: Botanical analyst, City biologist of Rotterdam and author of the book 'Vreemde Planten in Rotterdam' [Exotic plants in Rotterdam, 2002], about the migration of plants that are considered foreign and endanger domestic vegetation.

    Lino Hellings: Errorist! Recently founded the press agency P.A.P.A, an international network of artists and correspondents that creates news by taking action. Co-author of the publication "An Architecture of Interaction", and one of the founders of Dogtroep (1975), a self-styled form of visual theatre.

    Gijsbert Korevaar: Industrial Ecologist.

    Aurélie Barbier: A French urban planner specialised in emerging cities. Currently working for Urbaplan, an urban planning firm based in Switzerland. She has worked on various projects in Southern Europe and sub-Saharan African countries (Cameroon, Niger, Ghana). Over the past five years, she has focused on the definition of master plan, regulatory plan and slum upgrading projects through a comprehensive approach that includes both social and technical dimensions of urban development.

    Martin Blum: Swiss artist and farmer. Works together with Haimo Ganz under the name GANZBLUM. In their art projects they focus on (life)cycles. Martin recently started public art projects on his farm "Frohe Aussicht" outside Zurich.

    Marjolijn de Kok: Theoretical archeologist specialised on settlements and the wetlands of Holland. Also co-publisher of LIMA.

    John Lonsdale: Architect. In the last years he has begun mapping the ‘Mudscapes of the Netherlands’ whereby he strives for the reconciliation of architecture with landscape.

    Achilleka Komguem: Artist from Duala. Editor of journal 'Diartgonale' and worked on a radio show in Bessengue. He is in visiting Holland for 'Talking about!' a project by curators Zoë Gray and Lucia Babina that brings six artists and cultural producers from Cameroon to the Netherlands. FGA are hosting Achilleka during his visit.

    CLUI: The Centre for Land Use Interpretation is a research organisation based in Culver City, Los Angeles, involved in exploring, examining, and understanding land and landscape issues. The Center employs a variety of methods to pursue its mission - engaging in research, classification, extrapolation, and exhibition. http://www.clui.org