Save the date: 19 September at 7pm, opening of the solo show by Joan Morey ‘COLLAPSE. Desiring machine, working machine’, Centre d'Art Contemporani Barcelona - Fabra i Coats
COLLAPSE encompasses three parts. The first, opening on September 19 at 7pm, will be presented over two floors of the Contemporary Art Centre of Barcelona - Fabra i Coats. ‘Desiring machine, working machine’ is a survey of ten major projects from the last fifteen years of the artist’s work and it will be on view until January 13, 2019.
The second part will open on November 22 at 7:30pm at the Centre d’Art Tecla Sala, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (also on view until January 13, 2019) and is the definitive version of the touring exhibition Social Body, the winning project of the third edition of the Video Production Prize launched by the Xarxa de Centres d’Arts Visuals de Catalunya, Arts Santa Mònica and LOOP Barcelona.
Titled Schizophrenic machine, the third comprises a major new performance event which will take place on January 10, 2019, at an especially resonant – yet, for the moment, deliberately undisclosed – location in Barcelona, where live action will be integrated within the longer narrative of the site’s physical and discursive past.
27 September 2018, 7pm
11 October 2018, 7pm
‘LLETANÍA APÒRIMA’ [APORIC LITANY], 2009
25 October 2018, 7pm
‘GRITOS Y SUSURROS. Conflicte dramàtic cinquè (amb l’obra d’art)’ [CRIES & WHISPERS. Fifth Dramatic Conflict (with the Work of Art)], 2009
15 November 2018, 7pm
‘BAREBACK. Fenomenología de la comunión’ [BAREBACK. Phenomenology of Communion], 2010
29 November 2018, 5pm
‘IL LINGUAGGIO DEL CORPO. Prólogo’ [IL LINGUAGGIO DEL CORPONGUAGE. Prologue], 2015–2016
13 December 2018, 7pm
‘TOUR DE FORCE. El cos utòpic’ [TOUR DE FORCE. The Utopian Body], 2017
Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona - Fabra i Coats
c/ Sant Adrià, 20
|Joan Morey, ‘COS SOCIAL. Lliçó d'anatomia’ (2017). Cortesía del artista. Foto documentación: Noemi Jariod.|
Desde finales de la década de 1990, Joan Morey (Mallorca, 1972) ha producido un amplio número de eventos en vivo, videos, instalaciones, sonido y obra gráfica, explorando la intersección del teatro, el cine, la filosofía, la sexualidad y la subjetividad. En 2017 Morey fue galardonado con el Premi Ciutat de Barcelona de Artes Visuales otorgado por el Ayuntamiento de Barcelona en reconocimiento a la excelencia en creatividad, investigación y producción artística.
COLAPSO consta de tres partes. La primera se presenta en dos plantas del Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona - Fabra i Coats: Máquina deseante, máquina de trabajo revisa diez proyectos del artista realizados en los últimos quince años.
La tercera parte, que lleva por título Máquina esquizofrénica, consiste en una performance inédita que tendrá lugar el 10 de enero de 2019 en una localización de Barcelona muy relevante pero que, por el momento, se mantiene deliberadamente en secreto. La acción en vivo se integrará en la narrativa, más extensa, del pasado físico y discursivo de dicho espacio.
‘POSTMORTEM. Pour en finir avec le jugement de Dieu’, 2006–2007
Intérprete: Sònia Gómez.
11 octubre 2018, 19 h
‘LLETANÍA APÒRIMA’, 2009
Intérprete: Jordi Vall-lamora.
25 octubre 2018, 19 h
‘GRITOS Y SUSURROS. Conflicte dramàtic cinquè (amb l’obra d’art)’, 2009
Intérpretes: Carme Callol y Tatin Revenga.
15 noviembre 2018, 19 h
‘BAREBACK. Fenomenología de la comunión’, 2010
Intérprete: Manuel Segade.
29 noviembre 2018, 17 h
‘IL LINGUAGGIO DEL CORPO. Prólogo’, 2015–2016
Intérpretes: Catalina Carrasco y Gaspar Morey.
13 diciembre 2018, 19 h
‘TOUR DE FORCE. El cos utòpic’, 2017
Intérprete: Eduard Escoffet.
c/ Sant Adrià, 20
September 11—October 6, 2017: Lead Faculty of the month-long "Geologic Time" residency at The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Alberta, Canada.
|Gilda Love and castanets master Juan de la Cruz "el Rosillo". Photos by Dani Cantó/MACBA.|
5 November 2017: The 1878 painting by Alfred Roll "The Old Quarryman" is exchanged with Alfred Smith's "The Grave Docks" (1884) in the Latitudes-curated exhibition "4.543 billion" at the CAPC musée. The show remains on view another two more months, until January 7, 2018.
15 November 2017: Study day at CAPC musée "The Return of the Earth. Ecologising Art History in the Anthropocene." With a keynote by science historian Jean-Baptiste Fressoz, and a conversation between artists Xavier Ribas and Ângela Ferreira—the latter both featured in the exhibition—the event convened by '4.543 billion'-curators Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna, saw art practice and historical research intertwining with environmental and geological narratives, and vice versa.
|(Top) Left to right: Max Andrews, Xavier Ribas, Jean-Baptiste Fressoz and Ângela Ferreira during the debate. (Below) Ângela discussing her work in the exhibition. Photos (Above and below): Latitudes.|
Video of the presentation (in Catalan).
A short video on the project was screened on betevé tv (in Catalan, starting 04:24min).
1 December 2017: Latitudes introduces the documentary "Harald Szeemann. The Life of a Dreamer" premiered at Cinemes Girona as part of the first edition of Dart Festival 2017, the Festival of Documentary Cinema on Contemporary Art.
9 December 2017: Mariana of Latitudes led the first "Parlem" [Let's talk] guided tour around the exhibition "Rosemarie Castoro. Focus at infinity", curated by Tanya Barson, MACBA's Chief Curator, a free event repeated on March 10 and March 31st.
|Latitudes' Wakelet profile.|
|2017 from Barcelona and beyond.|
23 January 2018: The online platform arteinformado.com publishes three artist recommendations by five Spanish-based curators. Mariana Cánepa of Latitudes selected Gerard Ortín, Martín Llavaneras and Anna Moreno.
2 February 2018: Roulette Russe publish an image of John Kørner's book hot off the press.
9–10 February 2018: Trip to Montpellier to attend the opening of "Crash Test" at La Panacée/Centre d'art Contemporain MoCo.
|Installation piece by Alice Channer.|
|Work by Agnieszka Kurant (foreground) and Aude Pariset (background).|
|Detail of a vitrine piece by Bianca Bondi.|
|Photo: Roberto Ruiz.|
Lola Lasurt presented ‘Donació’ (Donation) in the Galeria Joan Prats booth, a body of work produced for the ‘Composiciones’ commissioning series Latitudes curated for the Barcelona Gallery Weekend 2016. Lasurt was also exhibiting as part of La Casa Encendida's "Generación 2018".
|Review of Lúa Coderch's solo show "The girl with no door on her mouth" at àngels barcelona.|
26 February 2018: After nearly two years in development, the sixth ‘Incidents (of Travel)’ dispatch from Yerevan, Armenia, is finally live!
In her day-long tour Yerevan-born, San Diego-based curator and researcher Marianna Hovhannisyan extended the invitation to Vardan Kilichyan, Gohar Hosyan, and Anaida Verdyan, three students from the studio college at the National Center of Aesthetics. The purpose was to document transformed, disappeared, or permanently-closed art institutions in the city centre. The shared inquiry was based on how knowledge transmission and generational exchanges in the Armenian contemporary art field could be approached—particularly in terms of exploring the fragmented histories of its institutional work. As they were putting together the touches on this online version of the offline day, the studio-college itself closed down permanently at the end of 2017.
March 20, 2018: Mariana Cánepa Luna of Latitudes reviews ‘Allora & Calzadilla’ at the Fundació Tàpies, Barcelona, for art-agenda."A piercing whistle punctuates the blaring of a trumpet. But in the columned central space of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, the only visible instrument is a grand piano. For three days a week throughout the course of the exhibition, the instrument is played—and, one could say, worn—by a pianist who stands in a hole cut into its center."
|Mariana Cánepa Luna of Latitudes reviews ‘Allora & Calzadilla’ at the Fundació Tàpies, Barcelona, for art-agenda.|
The same day, we send the Spring newsletter to our contacts, in English and in Spanish.
12—14 April 2018: Three performances by Les Brontë, Quim Pujol and Eliana Beltrán over three consecutive evenings at La Capella, part of the BCN Producció 2017–18 programme of which Latitudes' is a jury member and mentor.
|(Above and below) "Fine Cherry" performance by Les Brontë. Photos: Latitudes.|
|"Verde Croma" by Quim Pujol. Photos: Latitudes.|
|"Reading Room #3" by Eliana Beltrán. Photos: Latitudes.|
28 June 2018: The seventh ‘Incidents (of Travel)’ dispatch from Hobart, Tasmania, goes live on http://incidents.kadist.org/ On this occasion, the offline conversation took place between curator Camila Marambio and artist Lucy Bleach. We're also working on the eighth destination: Buenos Aires.
Save the following dates:
13 September, 6–9pm: Opening of ‘Cream cheese and pretty ribbons!’ at Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna.
14 September, 6pm: Performance “One motif says to the other: I can’t take my eyes off you” by Adrian Schindler and Eulàlia Rovira. Followed by the artist lecture: “A Blow by Blow Account of Stonecarving in Oxford” by Sean Lynch. Part of the exhibition ‘Cream cheese and pretty ribbons!’ at Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna.
19 September, 19h: Opening of ‘Joan Morey. COLLAPSE’, Centre d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona - Fabra i Coats.
- Latitudes "out of office" 2016–17 season, 1 August 2017
- Latitudes' "out of office" 2015–16 season, 1 August 2016
- Latitudes' "out of office" 2014–15 season, 7 August 2015
- Latitudes' "out of office" 2013–14 season, 31 July 2014
- Latitudes' "out of office" 2012–13 season, 31 July 2013
- Latitudes' "out of office" 2011–12 season, 31 July 2012
- Latitudes' "out of office" 2010–11 season, 1 August 2011
- Latitudes' "out of office" 2009–10 season, 30 July 2010
- Latitudes' "out of office" 2008-9 season, 30 July 2009
The August 2018 Monthly Cover Story "Askeaton Joyride" is now up on Latitudes' homepage: www.lttds.org
"Strange and wonderful things happen in Askeaton—especially during each summer for the last thirteen years. Initiated by artists Michele Horrigan and Sean Lynch in 2006, the residency programme Welcome to the Neighbourhood hosts artists and curators in the midst of this small town community in County Limerick, Ireland, under the umbrella of Askeaton Contemporary Arts."
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Cover Stories' are published on a monthly basis on Latitudes' homepage featuring past, present or forthcoming projects, research, texts, artworks, exhibitions, films, objects or field trips related to our curatorial activities.
- Archive of Monthly Cover Stories
- Cover Story – July 2018: "No Burgers for Sale" 2 July 2018
- Cover Story—June 2018: Near-Future Artworlds Curatorial Disruption Foresight Group 4 June 2018
- Cover Story – May 2018: "Shadowing Roman Ondák" 7 May 2018
- Cover Story – April 2018: "Cover Story—April 2018: Dates, 700 BC to the present: Michael Rakowitz" 3 April 2018
- Cover Story – March 2018: "Armenia's ghost galleries" 6 March 2018
- Cover Story – February 2018: Paradise, promises and perplexities 5 February 2018
- Cover Story – January 2018: I'll be there for you, 2 January 2018
- Cover Story – December 2017: "Tabet's Tapline trajectory", 4 December 2017
- Cover Story – November 2017: "Mining negative monuments: Ângela Ferreira, Stone Free, and The Return of the Earth", 1 November 2017
- Cover Story – October 2017: Geologic Time at Stanley Glacier 11 October 2017
- Cover Story – September 2017: Dark Disruption. David Mutiloa's 'Synthesis' 1 September 2017
- Cover Story – August 2017: Walden 7; or, life in Sant Just Desvern 1 August 2017
- Cover Story – July 2017: 4.543 billion 3 July 2017
- Cover Story – June 2017: Month Light–Absent Forms 1 June 2017
- Cover Story – May 2017: S is for Shale, or Stuart; W is for Waterfall, or Whipps 1 May 2017
- Cover Story – April 2017: Banff Geologic Time 3 April 2017
- Cover Story – March 2017: Time travel with Jordan Wolfson 1 March 2017