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Cover Story – March 2017: Time travel with Jordan Wolfson


The March 2017 Monthly Cover Story "Time travel with Jordan Wolfson" is now up on www.lttds.org after March it will be archived here.  

"The film that lends its image to this month’s cover story – Jordan Wolfson’s Landscape for Fire, 2007 – was featured in the Latitudes-curated film programme A Stake in the Mud, A Hole in the Reel. Land Art’s Expanded Field 1968–2008, which premiered in April 2008 at the Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, before touring several venues in Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the U.K. 

Landscape for Fire responded to a 1972 film of the same name by Anthony McCall in which the British artist, best known for his “solid light” works, attempted to integrate performance, installation, sculpture and images in movement. Thirty-five years on, Jordan had re-staged this work of the past as though it were a ritual, the repetition of which invoked the almost mystical aura that often surrounds the art of the late 1960s and early 1970s." Continue reading by clicking the grey bar underneath the image

Cover Stories' are published on a monthly basis on Latitudes' homepage and feature past, present or forthcoming projects, research, writing, artworks, exhibitions, films, objects or field trips related to our curatorial activities, and are archived here.


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2009 Cartier Award winner: Jordan Wolfson


Frieze has announced the 2009 Cartier Award winner: New Yorker Jordan Wolfson (New York, 1980. Lives in New York and Berlin). The 2008 winner was Cuban artist Wilfredo Prieto, see Latitudes' post here and artist profile here).

In 2006 Latitudes collaborated with Wolfson in the production of the sound piece 'Day' (2006) for an exhibition in Barcelona. In 2008 his film 'Landscape for Fire' was exhibited in different venues as part of the touring film programme 'A Stake in the Mud, a Hole in the Reel. Land Art's Expanded Field 1968–2008' (Museo Tamayo, Mexico City and other venues, April–October 2008) and will soon present the film 'Untitled (the nothing)' (2005–9, 4mins) as part of the cinema, performance and lectures programme 'The Uncertainty Principle' at Capella MACBA.

R
ead more about Jordan Wolfson: download a 2006 interview in the writing archive and a May 2005 exhibition review in Frieze Magazine here.

[Image: Jordan Wolfson, still of 'Perfect Lover' (2007). Courtesy of the artist, Johann König, Berlin, and T293, Napoli]

ACCA premia el ciclo de exposiciones de arte contemporáneo del Nivell Zero-Fundació Suñol



 
Ayer noche tuvo lugar la 25a edición de los Premios ACCA de la Crítica de Arte otorgados por la Associació Catalana de Crítics d'Art (ACCA) a las exposiciones, iniciativas y publicaciones que marcaron la temporada artística 2008.

El Nivell Zero de la Fundació Suñol recibió el premio al ciclo de exposiciones de arte contemporáneo. Sergi Aguilar, el director de la fundación, recogió el premio y agradeció al Sr. Suñol la confianza depositada en él, así como a la Associació y al público por el apoyo ofrecido a una "iniciativa privada que trabaja con vocación de ofrecer una programación pública".



Durante la temporada 2008, el Nivell Zero acogió dos proyectos comisariados por Latitudes: la proyección del ciclo itinerante de video y film 'Una estaca en el lodo, un hoyo en la cinta. El campo expandido del Land Art, 1968-2008' (6 y 8 Julio) y la exposición y proyecto público 'Lawrence Weiner: La cresta de la ola' (Octubre–Noviembre) (véase foto abajo). ¡Contentos de aportar nuestro granito de arena!




FUNDACIÓ SUÑOL
Passeig de Gràcia, 98
08008 Barcelona
www.fundaciosunol.org

Text on the film programme 'Stake in the Mud, A Hole in the Reel: Land Art’s Expanded Field, 1968–2008', Art&Co #5 (Winter 2009)

Coinciding with the conclusion of the screenings of the film programme 'A Stake in the Mud, A Hole in the Reel: Land Art’s Expanded Field, 1968–2008' last October, Latitudes was asked to write a text on the films for Art&Co, which has just been published in their Winter 09 issue num. 5 – see pages above (click on the image to zoom in the text).




Following an excerpt of the original text (which totals over 2,000 words):

"(...) Latitudes developed the film programme 'A Stake in the Mud, A Hole in the Reel: Land Art’s Expanded Field, 1968–2008' at the invitation of the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City. Premiering there in April 2008 as part of the Tamayo’s 'Panorámica' series, 'A Stake in the Mud...' has since toured to several venues throughout Europe within an auditorium-based screening format, presenting historical works alongside those produced in the last six years.

What were the possibilities for augmenting preordained definitions of so-called Land Art through relation with contemporary practices, and social and environmental ecologies? Though the cycle had its germination in our work on a publication – 'Land, Art: A Cultural Ecology Handbook' (2006) – the dimension of film clearly proposed additional sets of concerns. The title of the programme was drawn from words of Robert Smithson in which he speculates on the site and film of perhaps the most renowned – and certainly most photogenic – of the works associated with Land Art, 'Spiral Jetty' (1970). It attempts to surmise the programme’s dual concern with sheer materiality and physical processes together with the lacunae of filmic representation. Where artists’ use of film or video might appear as a solution to the problem of how to represent something that would otherwise be inaccessible (an intervention in a remote area, for example) or otherwise ephemeral, it apparently creates another – what, or where, does the artwork consist of? Accordingly, what is the status of each film: informal artifact, ‘making of’ movie, documentary, autonomous fiction or something else?


(...)Accordingly, the programme enhanced several ‘Smithsonian’ dialogues across time, but rarely was the magnetism openly declared or intentional. Included in part two of the programme, 'Zênite invertido/Inverted Zenith' (2005) by Brazilian-artist Thiago Rocha Pitta portrayed a mesmerising vortex of water in a metal vessel which slowly diminishes in volume before a steady resurgence. The work supports a tacit mythical connection to Spiral Jetty and its own narratives of mirroring and reversal, but also to the cosmic whirlpools evoked in Edgar Allan Poe’s tale ‘A Descent into the Maelström’. A concern with remoteness, together with the powerful allure of specific sites, threaded throughout the cycle. The itinerary took in the sewers of New York City and Vienna (through works by Gordon Matta-Clark and Hans Schabus), the deserts of the US (Mario Garcia Torres or Walter De Maria), high mountain zones (Ibon Aranberri, Maria Thereza Alves), as well as the paradisiac beaches of Taveuni (Nikolaj Recke), for example. Territorial sculptural acts (Barry Flanagan or Walter de Maria, for example) were encountered, as well as displacements more legible as social or political actions (in the work by Francis Alÿs). Absurd gestures (Damián Ortega) met touristic views of natural phenomena (Nancy Holt & Smithson) while perspectival experiments (Jan Dibbets) greeted ecological remarks (Donna Conlon)."

'Mono Lake' (1968/2004) by Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt is one of the films included in the first part of the programme which we just learned was acquired in 2007 by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid. Here an acquisition entry on the piece (in Spanish). 

Full article available for download from Latitudes' writing archive here.

Further documentation such as hand programmes, press reviews, adverts, etc. here; Photodocumentation of the screenings here.


Art&Co is a bilingual Spanish/English quarterly magazine published by the Asociación Amigos de ARCO


Editorial Director: Ángela Molina
Contact: [email protected] or (+34) 917 225 102
More info
: http://www.arco.ifema.es (see 'Publications')

Looking back – 2008 "Annual Report"


Looking back at the past year is a infectious exercise at this point in the calendar. We would like to thank everyone that has visited or taken part in our projects, from the small ones to the 3 year-long collaborations, whether from nearby or far away.

Our 2008 began as intense preparations were well underway for the group exhibition 'Greenwashing. Environment: Perils, Promises and Perplexities' at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (29.02 –18.05.2008) co-curated with Ilaria Bonacossa. 'Greenwashing...' presented the work of 25 artists and artists groups (11 of those produced new work). A 192 page catalogue was published by The Bookmakers Ed., Turin – you can buy a copy here (English/Italian editions).

Following 'Greenwashing...' we presented 'A Stake in the Mud, A Hole in the Reel: Land Art's Expanded Field 1968–2008', a film and video programme curated at the invitation of the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City that later toured to 8 venues between April and October: MARCO, Vigo; Stadtkino (Kunsthalle Basel), Basel, Switzerland; CAAC, Sevilla; Fundació Suñol, Barcelona; Barn Hongersdijk Farmstead, Wilhelminapolder, The Netherlands; Spike Island, Bristol, United Kingdom; Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles. For further information you can read an essay in the Winter 2008-9 (upcoming) issue of Art & Co magazine or download press articles and programmes here.

Before the end of the summer we were part of the jury for the Premi Miquel Casablancas, an award for Spanish artists under 36. From around 200 portfolios and projects submitted Latitudes, together with Aimar Arriola, selected four artists to participate in the exhibition later in the year: ‘La, la, la, la: on winning and losing’ (29.11.2008 – 10.01.2009).

The summer was filled with more research and work to be done, which was carried out thanks to the support and hospitality of the Deutsche Börse Residency Programme, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany.

The 2008-9 season began with the exciting realisation of 'The Crest of a Wave’, a four-part project by Lawrence Weiner at Fundació Suñol, Barcelona (08.10 – 15.11.08) that had a great press, radio, specialised media and TV coverage (see post 12 November); followed by the conclusion of the 3 year-long public commission by Tue Greenfort which was presented in a discrete mode alongside his Frieze Art Fair project (16-19 October). This commission was an initiative of the RSA Arts & Ecology programme, London, which has recently become the Arts & Ecology center. Soon there will be a small publication gathering the history of the commission as well visual documentation of the project.

In November, as part of Artissima 15 Latitudes presented 'X, Y, etc!', a video programme comprised of around 40 works that was inspired by Charles Fort's research methodology, the paranormal and anomalous phenomena, the uncanny and the unexplained.

And now looking a little towards what's to come in 2009 ... since May 2008 (see previous posts here and here) we have been working on 'Portscapes', a series of artists’ projects that will take place throughout 2009 alongside the construction of ‘Maasvlakte 2’, a 1,000 hectare area of reclaimed land that will extend the Port of Rotterdam, Europe's largest seaport and industrial area. Mirroring a port's function of transit and exchange 'Portscapes' will involve Rotterdam-based artists and those from countries including China, Austria, Mexico, Scotland and the US, with the aim of considering the physical and conceptual implications of the new lands of Maasvlakte 2, as well as the city-port as a distributive network across artistic, marine and mercantile registers. 'Portscapes' will be introduced during Art Rotterdam (5–8 February 2009) by a small ‘prologue’ publication designed by Ben Laloua / Didier Pascal.

Throughout 2008 we have also contributed several catalogue essays, articles, exhibition reviews, artists profiles, etc. a selection of which can be downloaded from our writing archive.

Happy New Year!

Proyección final ciclo entorno al Land Art, Centro Dos de Mayo, Móstoles, 25.10.08, 12–14.30h


El próximo sábado 25 Octubre tendrá lugar en el Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (Móstoles) la proyección final del programa de video "Una estaca en el lodo, un hoyo en la cinta. El campo expandido del Land Art, 1968-2008" que hemos presentado anteriormente en México DF, Vigo, Sevilla, Basilea, Barcelona, Wilheminapolder (Holanda) y Bristol.
El ciclo se divide en dos partes: la primera parte (52m duración) muestra obras clásicas del Land Art realizadas en 1968 (algunas son post-producciones del 2004 y 2005) y la segunda parte (1h 15m duración) incluye obras contemporaneas producidas en los últimos 6 años.

Para más información sobre la programación, consultar programa completo en w3art.es, en EXITMAIL o descargar programa de mano en el archivo. En la galería podreis ver imágenes de proyecciones anteriores.

La proyección se presenta en contexto de la exposición 'Gustos, colecciones y cintas de vídeo', comisariada por Virginia Torrente.


 
Sábado 25 Octubre
De 12 a 14.30h


CENTRO DE ARTE DOS DE MAYO
Avda. de la Constitución, 23-25
28931 Móstoles
Tfno: 91 276 02 13 / 19[email protected]
Acceso gratuito al centro y a sus actividades

MAPA ubicación
Metro: Móstoles Central L 12
Renfe: Móstoles (línea C5 desde Atocha)
 


Imagen: Programa impreso por el Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo; y WALTER DE MARIA, 'Two Lines Three Circles on the Desert', 1969, 4’45”, en: GERRY SCHUM 'LAND ART', 1969. 16mm transferido a DVD. Cortesía Groninger Museum, Groningen.


Final dates 'Stake in the Mud...' film programme screenings

The tour of the film and video programme "A Stake in the Mud, A Hole in the Reel. Land Art's Expanded Field, 1968-2008" [Una estaca en el lodo, un hoyo en la cinta. El campo expandido del Land Art, 1968-2008] is coming to an end, the two final screenings will take place on the:

19 October 2008
, 3.30pm, Spike Island, Bristol, UK (in the context of the exhibition '
Richard Long and Simon Starling', 4 October - 23 November 2008)
25 October
 2008, 12-2.30pm, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles, Madrid (in the context of the exhibition 'Gustos, colecciones y cintas de vídeo')

Both of these screenings will present a selection of the material that conformed the programme, as follows:



Still from Richard Long's 'Walking a Straight 10 Miles Line Forward and Back Shooting Every Half Mile (Dartmoor England, January 1969)', 1969, in Gerry Schum's 'LAND ART', 1969. Courtesy Groninger Museum, Groningen.

Part 1 (duration 32' in Bristol and 52' in Móstoles)
 
· Gerry Schum (1938 Bergisch Gladbach, Germany-1973 Düsseldorf, Germany): Land Art, 1969. 32'. Includes films by Richard Long, Barry Flanagan, Dennis Oppenheim, Robert Smithson, Marinus Boezem, Jan Dibbets and Walter de Maria.· Nancy Holt (1938 Worcester, US. Lives in New Mexico, US) & Robert Smithson: Mono Lake, 1968/2004. 19'54" NOTE: Only screened at the Centro Dos de Mayo

 

Francis Alÿs (in collaboration with Rafael Ortega and Cuauhtémoc Medina) 'When Faith Moves Mountains (Making of)', 2002. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich.

Part 2 (duration 1h 15min)

·
Francis Alÿs (1959 Amberes, Belgium. Lives in Mexico City, Mexico): Cuando la fe mueve montañas (Making of), 2002. 15'.
·
Donna Conlon (1966 Atlanta, US. Lives in Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá): Country Road, 2002. 1'29".
·
Hans Schabus (1970 Watschig, Austria. Lives in Viena, Austria): Western, 2002. 11'.
·
Ibon Aranberri (1969 Itziar, Spain. Lives in Itziar, Spain): Zuloa (Ir.T. nº513), 2004. 8'.
·
Mario García Torres (1975 Monclova, Mexico. Lives in La Jolla, US): Abandoned and Forgotten Land Works That Are Not Necessarily Meant To Be Seen As Art, 2004. 7'.
·
Thiago Rocha Pitta (1980 Tiradentes, Brazil. Lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil): Zênite invertido, 2005. 11'54''.
·
Maria Thereza Alves (1961 São Paulo, Brazil. Lives in Rome, Italy): The Sun, 2006. 5'03".
·
Damián Ortega (1967 Mexico City, Mexico. Lives in Mexico City, Mexico and Berlin, Germany): Reticencia al trabajo, Segunda parte, 2006. 5'15".
·
Nikolaj Recke (1969 Copenhague, Denmark. Lives in Copenhague, Denmark): Tomorrow is today, 2006. 3'.
·
Jordan Wolfson (1980 New York, US. Lives in Nueva York and Berlin, Germany): Landscape for Fire, 2007. 7'.
·
Cyprien Gaillard (1980, Paris, France. Lives in Paris, France): Real Remnants of Fictive Wars VI, 2008. 1'40''


Read all press material that has appeared to date here 

Wiew a slideshow of some screenings here.


New and bigger photo galleries in Latitudes website


For those who visit our website (www.lttds.org) regularly, you would like to know that we have enhanced the photo galleries with a larger slideshow format: at the top a caption explaining what you see and at the bottom the usual back and forth arrow to navigate, as well as a thumbnail panel.

An example of this is this one: http://www.lttds.org/projects/current/stake/stakegallery/stakegallery.html, where we just uploaded photos from the recent film & video screenings at the Fundació Suñol, Barcelona and at the Wilheminapolder in Holland, when 130 people attended the screenings in this beautiful 18th Century barn.

We have also updated other gallery sections like that of Greenwashing, where you'll be able to see the exhibition catalogue designed by The Bookmakers Ed., Turin (slideshow of the works in the exhibition on the Greenwashing web). And of course, we keep feeding our various archives, such as this or this or this or this!

Ciclo film y video en el Nivell Zero, Fundació Suñol, 7-8 Julio 2008, 19.30h


Invitación a las proyecciones en la Fundació Suñol, Barcelona.

Después de las presentaciones en México, Vigo, Basilea y Sevilla continuamos con la itinerancia del ciclo de film y video 'Una estaca en el lodo, un hoyo en la cinta. El campo expandido del Land Art, 1968-2008'. La próxima proyección será en el Nivell Zero de la Fundació Suñol, Barcelona, el 7 y 8 Julio a las 19.30h.

El ciclo se divide en dos partes: la primera proyección (7 Julio, 1h 38m duración) muestra obras clásicas del Land Art realizadas en los sesenta y setenta (algunas son post-producciones del 2004 y 2005) y la segunda parte (8 Julio, 1h 15m duración) incluye obras contemporaneas producidas en los últimos 6 años. Para más información sobre los films que se proyectan, véase programa (castellano) o la invitación (catalán).

Aforo limitado | 2 € por sesión | Reserva previa: 93 496 10 32

Nivell Zero de la Fundació Suñol
c/ Rosselló 240
08008 – Barcelona
T 93 496 10 32
www.fundaciosunol.org

Programas anteriores y prensa, aquí.

El viernes 11 de Julio, a las 11.30am presentaremos el programa en una granja en la Wilheminapolder (véanse fotos), Holanda, como parte de una serie de encargos artísticos que está llevando a cabo SKOR (la Fundación de arte y espacio público de Amsterdam) en la zona. Para más información (en inglés).

SKOR organiza un autobús desde Amsterdam hacia la Wilheminapolder. El bus saldrá a las 9am desde sus oficinas en Ruysdaelkade 2. Coste transporte: € 10.00 (evento y comida = € 17.50). Para registrarse escribir a [email protected] o llamar al: +31 0118-611443.

Durante el trayecto se podrá escuchar la banda sonora realizada especialmente para la ocasión por Rutger Zuydervedt, conocido como Machinefabriek.


Franero Hongersdijk en la Wilheminapolder, Holanda.

Proyección 'Una Estaca en el lodo...' CAAC, Sevilla, 24–25 Junio, 20h


Los días 24 y 25 de Junio, a las 20h, se proyectará el ciclo 'Una estaca en el lodo, un hoyo en la cinta. El campo expandido del Land Art, 1968-2008' que Latitudes ha comisariado en el Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC, Sevilla). El programa revisa una selección de imágenes en movimiento que forman parte de la memoria histórica de Land Art (Parte 1, 1h38m), acompañadas de producciones de artistas contemporáneos (Parte 2, 1h15m).

Próximas proyecciones: 7–8 Julio, Fundació Suñol, Barcelona; y 11 Julio, antiguo granero Hongersdijk Farmstead, Wilheminapolder, Holanda (auspiciada por SKOR Foundation Art and Public Space, Amsterdam).

Más información http://www.lttds.org/projects/current/stake/stake.html
Descargar los programas de mano (inglés y español)

 

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www.caac.es



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