Wed, May 10 2023 2023, climate emergency, decarbonising the artworld, environmental responsability, Gallery Climate Coalition, GCC, GCC Spain, latitudes, press release
We are pleased to announce that Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna of Latitudes have successfully qualified to be in the first cohort of Active Members of the Gallery Climate Coalition (GCC). To achieve this status we had to demonstrate that our organisation had implemented environmental sustainability best practices in line with GCC’s guidelines.
This initiative marks an evolution in GCC’s strategy from awareness raising and community building to one focusing on the near-term tangible progress of members following three key actions:
As part of the initiative, GCC provides qualifying members with a badge (see below) to recognise and celebrate the actions taken. These badges are year-stamped and members have to re-submit annually to retain the latest Active designation.
Active Membership is neither a certification of sustainability nor a claim that we are doing things perfectly and have all the answers — none of us are at this point. Yet it does entail transparency in the assessment, reporting, and reduction of climate impact, the setting of targets in line with science, and the search for working solutions.
We encourage all of our peers and colleagues to visit the Gallery Climate Coalition website to learn more about the initiative and how to get involved.
Moreover, Latitudes is part of the founding committee of the recently formed volunteer team, GCC Spain. To get involved, please contact: [email protected]
Active Membership Press Release, 10 May 2023.
- Latitudes’ Environmental Policy Statement – Extended version here.
- Cover Story, March 2023: Art, Climate, and New Coalitions, 1 Mar 2023
- Gallery Climate Coalition (GCC) en el Estado español, 25 January 2023
- Latitudes’ essay “Un suelo para las historias del arte del futuro” [Soil for Future Art Histories] in TBA21’s catalogue “Futuros Abundantes / Abundant Futures”, 22 Jan 2023
- “‘Minor’ Ornithologies” podcast conducted by Max Andrews of Latitudes for TBA21 on st_age, 27 Sep 2022
- 18 marzo 2021, 18:30h: Mesa redonda “Transformación geológica y construcción artificial” con Lara Almarcegui y Juan Guardiola, 8 Mar 2021
- Lead Faculty, Geologic Time, Banff International Curatorial Institute, Visual + Digital Arts Department, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Canada, 11 September–6 October 2017
- Group exhibition, “4.543 billion. The matter of matter”, CAPC musée d’art contemporain Bordeaux, France, 29 June 2017–7 January 2018
- Editors, “Lara Almarcegui. Projects 1995–2010”, Archive Books, 2011
- Solo exhibition, “Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller: United Alternative Energies”, Kunsthal Aarhus, Århus, Denmark, 22 January–3 April 2011
- Public realm commissions, Portscapes, Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, throughout 2009
- Custodians, Reduce Art Flights (RAF) website (2008–ongoing)
- 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
- Group exhibition “Greenwashing. Perils, Promises and Perplexities”, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, February–May 2008
- Convenors, “Art, Ecology and the Politics of Change”, 3-day symposium during the Sharjah Biennial 8, 5–7 April 2007
- Editors, “UOVO #14: Ecology, Luxury and Degradation”, 2007
- Editor, “LAND, ART: A Cultural Ecology Handbook” (2006)
- Curator, Tue Greenfort, Arts & Ecology public realm commission in London, 2005–2008.