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(Part 3) Latitudes interviewed for "Radio For Example, part 2: R22-Dubai", a project by the Curatorial Delegation for Art Dubai 2012 and The Pavilion Downtown Dubai

Car where the interviews led by the Curatorial Delegation took place.
 
Latitudes was interviewed for Radio For Example by curator and writer Juan A. Gaitán, member of the Curatorial Delegation together with Rabat’s L’Appartement 22founder Abdellah Karroum, organisers of "Radio For Example, part 2: R22-Dubai" one of the projects of this year's Art Dubai (see more on the fair in this previous post). Radio For Example consists on a temporary nomadic recording studio in a car that will be circulating throughout Dubai, taking people between different art spaces, public transportation stations and homes, while conducting a series of dialogues and interviews with artists, curators and practitioners aimed at exploring the ways in which individuals engage with notions of the collectiveand operate within institutional frameworks.

 Juan A. Gaitán holding the mic and conducting the interview.

Privileging the active role of the listener in the construction of knowledge, Radio 22 documents a series of discussions carried out in different places (Morocco, Medellín and now in Dubai) through live engagement with these specific social, geographic and political environments.

The interview-on-wheels took place on March 21, between Art Dubai and The Pavilion Downtown, where Gaitán also curated the yearly 40-metre banner commission by Lebanese–Egyptian artist Lara Baladi.

  Banner commission at The Pavilion Downtown Dubai by artist Lara Baladi.

 Juan A. Gaitán and Mariana Cánepa Luna of Latitudes arrive at the final destination: The Pavilion Downtown, in the background Burj Khalifa, (so far) the tallest building in the world.  

 Curatorial Delegation tote bag.

The Pavilion Downtown, a non-profit contemporary art space in downtown Dubai, also hosted the exhibition 'Living with video' curated by Paris-based gallerist Chantal Crousel, which featured 15 video works of artists Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Melik Ohanian, Hassan Khan, Fikret Atay, Wang Bing, Gabriel Orozco, Mona Hatoum, Anri Sala, Wolfgang Tillmans, all represented by the French gallery.

 Terrace of The Pavilion Downtown
 
Open cafeteria/restaurant and library space

  Library space. On the shelf a TV screens Gabriel Orozco's animation "Samurai Tree Animation" (2007)

Wi-fi lovers in the library

Open lounge/cafeteria
 Chantal Crousel gives an introduction to the 'Living with video' show (17 March – 30 June 2012)

Cinema space screening  the 16/9 Wang Bing's film "Man with no name", 2009.

 Gallery 2 with works by Fikret Atay, Anri Sala, Melik Ohanian and a plasma screen with a looped selection of the films.
 
A project by the Curatorial Delegatation (Juan A. Gaitán & Abdellah Karroum)
Streamed on Radio Apartement 22 and presented at Art Dubai and The Pavilion Downtown.



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Founded in 2005 by Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna, Latitudes is a curatorial office based in Barcelona, Spain, that works internationally across contemporary art practices.

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