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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!


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'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
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PAC Murcia 2010: 'Dominó Caníbal', a year-long 'cannibalistic' exhibition project

The year-long exhibition project DOMINÓ CANÍBAL will use a single venue, the 18th century convent church Sala Verónicas, over a period of twelve months. Starting with the sculptor, essayist and poet Jimmie Durham, each successive artist [Cristina Lucas (March 26th), The Bruce High Quality Foundation (May 21st – see images of their 'temporary office' for Latitudes' participation in 'No Soul for Sale'), Kendell Geers (July 9th), Tania Bruguera (September 24th), Rivane Neuenschwander (November 12th) and Francis Alÿs (December 17th)] will create his/her work based on what was created by the preceding artist, either destroying it, appropriating or reinterpreting it.

Jimmie Durham's exhibition will open on Monday 25th January, and will be preceded by a conversation between him and Cuauhtémoc Medina, curator of 'Dominó Caníbal', on Friday 22 January, 6pm at CENDEAC.
Below images of the artist during his recent site visits to Murcia and surroundings. 


 As PAC 2010 curator Cuauhtémoc Medina has stated “my starting point is the operation of the game of dominoes, which is a very widespread transcultural point of production. (...) From the ideological use of the so-called “domino effect” brings to mind the terrors of the Cold War and beyond”. Here "the creative process depends on observation and interaction with the previous moves, instead of viewing itself as the production of some unique and conclusive image." (1)


The ongoing creative process taking place in Sala Verónicas will be filmed in real time and on view at the PAC MURCIA website (www.pacmurcia.es).

As with the previous PAC in 2008 (see Latitudes' posts here and here) a series of activities are running parallel to PAC 2010: a seminar organised in collaboration with CENDEAC (Centro de Documentación y Estudios Avanzados de Arte Contemporáneo), a programme of exhibitions in art galleries in the region and series residences for artists from Murcia in Europe and America.

Coinciding with this edition of PAC, the
European Biennial for Contemporary Art Manifesta 8 will also take place in Murcia and open on October 1st . The event is curated by three collectives Alexandria Contemporary Art Forum (Egypt), Chamber of Public Secrets (Denmark, Italy, Lebanon) and Tranzit (Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia) (see Latitudes post here and here) with the "aim to engage with Europe’s present-day boundaries with Northern Africa and its interrelations with the Maghreb region." (2)

'Dominó Caníbal'
, January–December 2010, Sala Verónicas, Murcia
Artists: Jimmie Durham (January 22nd) Cristina Lucas (March 26th), Bruce High Quality

Foundation (May 21st), Kendell Geers (July 9th) Tania Bruguera (September 24th),
Rivane Neuenschwander (November 12th) and Francis Alÿs (December 17th).
Curator: Cuauhtémoc Medina
Project Management: Carlos Urroz
Production: PAC Murcia is an initiative of the Department of Education and Culture of the Región de Murcia through its Directorate General of Fine Art and Cultural Goods.
Organiser: Department of Culture & Tourism, Region of Murcia
Press & Communication: Urroz Proyectos, T + 34 915 648 856, [email protected], www.urrozproyectos.com
Project website: www.pacmurcia.es

UPDATE - images of Jimmie Durham's installation. Photos: La Lobera
(1) Curatorial text, available on http://www.pacmurcia.es
(2) Manifesta website
Images: Graphic identity of 'Dominó Caníbal', portraits of Jimmie Durham during his site visits to Murcia and surroundings and interior of Sala Verónicas (Photos: La Lobera). Courtesy PAC Murcia 2010.
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Newsletter #14, July 2009


We have just circulated our newsletter #14 (read English version or Versión española).

In July we are presenting Hans Schabus' 'Europahaven, Rotterdam, 17 Juni 2009' (see above) at the visitor centre Futureland (until 15 August) and concluded the screenings of Jan Dibbets' film '6 Hours Tide Object with Correction of Perspective', which will soon be available on Portscapes' website (www.portscapes.com).

We are also curating the group exhibition 'Sequelism. Part 3: Possible, Probable, or Preferable Futures', Arnolfini, Bristol, UK, opening 17 July (remains on view until 20 September). Part 3 includes works by Mariana Castillo Deball (1975, Mexico City. Lives in Berlin/Amsterdam), Heman Chong (1977, Malaysia. Lives in Berlin/Singapore), Graham Gussin (1960, London. Lives in London), Victor Man (1974, Cluj–Napoca. Lives in Cluj–Napoca), Francesc Ruiz (in residency) (1971 Barcelona. Lives in Barcelona/Berlin), Jordan Wolfson (1980, New York. Lives New York/Berlin) and Haegue Yang (1971 Seoul. Lives in Berlin/Seoul). Read more about the events programme here.


We also published installation images and press links related to Latitudes' recent participation in the festival of independent and non-profit art organisations 'NO SOUL FOR SALE – A Festival of Independents' organised by X initiative in New York (24–28 June 2009) where we had an office ‘scenario’ conceived by the artist group The Bruce High Quality Foundation, incorporating dining furniture from the abandoned 1983 Burger King from Governors Island.


This month is the last chance to visit the exhibitions 'The Garden of Forking Paths' (Maisterravalbuena, Madrid, until 18th July, images here) and 'Nothing, or Something' (a new project by Ignasi Aballí for Suitcase Art Projects, Beijing, China, until 22nd July, images here).
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