Documentation of Latitudes' talks at the Athens Biennale summit and Tabakalera, Donostia-San Sebastián, November 2015
Documentation of two recent presentations by Latitudes in Athens and Donostia–San Sebastián is now online.
Entitled Omonoia (‘concord’ in Greek), the Athens Biennale 2015–17 is directed by Massimiliano Mollona and will grow over the next two years with the help of anthropologists, researchers, activists, academics, artists and civic organisations. In November 2016, Omonoia launched with the summit Synapse 1: Introducing a laboratory for production post-2011. Latitudes participated in the “Rethinking Institutions” session alongside Maria Hlavajova (founder and artistic director of BAK, Utrecht); political economist Leo Panitch; Emily Pethick, director of The Showroom, London; Documenta 14 Artistic Director Adam Szymczyk; public services expert Hilary Wainwright, and Amalia Zepou, Athens Vice Mayor for Civil Society and Municipality Decentralization.
By way of introduced we discussed the “Near-Future Artworlds Curatorial Disruption Foresight Group”, the forum for megatrends and the future of institutions of contemporary art that has taken place in May 2015 at the Vessel / MADA (Monash Art Design and Architecture) 2015 International Curatorial Retreat in Bari, Italy; in August at Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, and in November at Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK. We followed this with some geological speculation that in “digging deeper” both literally and figuratively, we perhaps find new institutional models. How do we think about artworks and institutions in terms of tens of thousands of years, for example.
See the video here (in English).
|Public lecture organised by consonni as part of LaPublika. Tabakalera, Donostia–San Sebastián. Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Photo: Consonni.|
Hear the audio here (in Spanish).
- More about Consonni, more about LaPublika
- Flickr album with images of the talk.
- Cover Story on Latitudes' home page, December 2015: 'Learning from OMONOIA' – Archive of Cover Stories
- More from OMONOIA – Athens Biennale 2015–2017 on our December Cover Story, 1 December 2015.
- Latitudes in the 'OMONOIA' Summit of the Athens Biennale 2015–2017, 16 November 2015.
- Report from Athens: "AGORA", 4th Athens Biennale 2013, 4 November 2013.