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Conversación en línea con Jorge Satorre, 22 de septiembre a las 19h UTC

Jorge Satorre, “The Erratic. Measuring Compensation” (2009). Cortesía del artista.


El 22 de septiembre 2021 a las 19h (UTC -5) se transmitirá a través de Facebook Live del Museo Amparo una conversación que mantuvimos con el artista Jorge Satorre (Ciudad de México, 1979). 

Programada dentro del ciclo ‘‘Diálogos con artistas de la Colección de Arte Contemporáneo”, la conversación se enmarca dentro de la programación de la exposición “El tiempo en las cosas” curada por Tatiana Cuevas en las Salas de Arte Contemporáneo del Museo Amparo en Puebla, México.

La conversación giró entorno al proceso de producción de “The Erratic. Measuring Compensation” (2010), actualmente incluída en la exposición “El tiempo en las cosas”, realizada por Satorre y comisionada por Latitudes como uno de los diez proyectos producidos a lo largo del 2009 en el espacio público del Puerto de Rotterdam, en los Países Bajos.

Durante el verano de 2009, Satorre buscó y localizó una de las gigantescas rocas que los glaciares llevaron a los Países Bajos desde Escandinavia durante la última Edad de Hielo. A raíz de la fascinación del artista por los proyectos de compensación medioambiental que se llevaron a cabo durante el proyecto de ampliación portuaria Maasvlakte 2 (2008–13), Satorre con la ayuda de un equipo de científicos identificó el lugar de origen de un bloque errático y lo devolvió a su lugar de origen, un acto de restitución sintética y compensación escultórica transnacional. 

El gesto geológico inverso de Satorre además de reflejar la construcción monumental de Maasvlakte 2 como una escultura de la forma de la tierra que, como la acción del deshielo pero en un tiempo mucho más corto, está alterando para siempre la morfología de los Países Bajos. La acción también se refleja en el hecho de que gran parte de la defensa marítima existente y futura en la zona portuaria se hará con roca traída de Escandinavia. Satorre ofrece un relato del proceso de devolución a través de dibujos que incorporan detalles reales e imaginarios. Uno de estos detalles representa una protesta imaginada al comienzo del viaje de vuelta a casa de la roca y fue presentado a modo de prólogo del proyecto en una valla publicitaria en el Puerto de Rotterdam, el puerto más grande de Europa.

Portscapes fue un encargo de la Autoridad Portuaria de Rotterdam con el asesoramiento y apoyo de la desaparecida organización SKOR (Fundación Arte y Espacio Público, Ámsterdam), y fue curado por Latitudes. En este contexto se encargaron proyectos a Lara Almarcegui, Bik van der Pol, Jan Dibbets, Marjolijn Dijkman, Fucking Good Art, Ilana Halperin, Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller, Paulien Oltheten, Hans Schabus y a Jorge Satorre, quien realizó “The Erratic. Measuring Compensation” (2010).

Jorge Satorre, “The Erratic. Measuring Compensation” (2009). Cortesía del artista. Foto: B. Wind.



CONTENIDO RELACIONADO

  • Cover Story, September 2021: Erratic behaviour—Latitudes in conversation with Jorge Satorre, 31 August 2021
  • Portscapes project page
  • Portscapes photo documentation
  • Web of the artist about ‘The Erratic. Measuring Compensation
  • Review of the exhibition "What cannot be used is forgotten" in the May issue of frieze 29 April 2015
  • Publication "Robert Smithson: Art in Continual Movement" (Alauda Publications, 2012) includes essay by Max Andrews, 28 Mar 2012
  • Lecture by Max Andrews "From Spiral to Spime: Robert Smithson, the ecological and the curatorial", 13 March, 2pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Royal College of Art, London, 12 March 2012
  • Interview with Erick Beltrán & Jorge Satorre publ 'Atlántica' magazine #52, 13 Feb 2012
  • Proyecto producido por Jorge Satorre para 'Portscapes' (2009) expuesto en la exposición colectiva 'Fat Chance to Dream', Maisterravalbuena, Madrid, 29 Mar 2011
  • 2009 Video of the making of Jorge Satorre's project
  • Portscapes news: Jorge Satorre's billboard on the A15 and Paulien Oltheten small exhibition at the visitor centre Futureland and surroundings, 2 October 2009

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Cover Story July–August 2021: a wide view from a fixed point

July–August 2021 cover story on www.lttds.org


The July–August 2021 monthly Cover Story “A wide view from a fixed point” is now up on our homepage: www.lttds.org

Panorama is a new series of exhibitions at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) dedicated to contemporary art practices in, around, and from Barcelona. Curated by Hiuwai Chu and Latitudes, the first edition will open its doors on 22 October 2021 under the title Apunts per a un incendi dels ulls (Notes for an Eye Fire) after the recent poetry collection by Gabriel Ventura.”

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Participants announced of MACBA's “Panorama 21. Notes for an Eye Fire”


Panorama 21: Notes for an Eye Fire
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
Exhibition: 22 October 2021–27 February 2022
Private view: 21 October 2021


With the participation of Ana Domínguez, El Palomar (Mariokissme & R. Marcos Mota), Laia Estruch, Arash Fayez, Antoni Hervàs, Rasmus Nilausen, nyamnyam (Ariadna Rodríguez & Iñaki Álvarez) with Pedro Pineda, Claudia Pagès, Aleix Plademunt, Marria Pratts, Stella Rahola Matutes, Eulàlia Rovira, Ruta de autor (Aymara Arreaza R. & Lorena Bou Linhares), Adrian Schindler, Rosa Tharrats, Gabriel Ventura, and Marc Vives.

MACBA is launching a new series of exhibitions entitled Panorama, with a focus on contemporary art practices in and around Barcelona. With an emphasis on collaborative practices and presenting diverse perspectives, each edition of Panorama will be led by a different curatorial team, composed of a member of the MACBA team together with an independent curator or collective.

Occupying the entire top floor of the Meier Building, the first edition of Panorama, will open with the group exhibition Notes for an Eye Fire, curated by Hiuwai Chu (MACBA) and LatitudesAs the “notes” of the title suggests, this exhibition attempts to jot down, to lay out and to connect without seeking to be in any way definitive.

The group show is not driven by one overarching subject, yet the works on display weave together diverse and interconnected themes that have emerged from the curators’ studio visits and conversations with the artistic community, whether addressing the self-image of the city, notions of reparation and belonging, gender dissidence, or our relationship with non-human life.

Notes for an Eye Fire brings together works that have been specially commissioned for the occasion, along with recent productions—all being shown in Barcelona for the first time. It comprises a wide range of disciplines, including painting, sculpture, works on paper, video installation, performance, photography, and textiles, and is driven by a desire to defend and verify the making of on-site exhibitions as experiences that envelop us as whole sensing bodies in space.

The title, borrowed from a 2020 book of poetry by Gabriel Ventura, conjures up a powerful metaphor that provokes a questioning of the dominance of vision, urging us to explore an expanded definition of seeing that engages our other senses and entails new ways of navigating the world, of remembering and of producing knowledge.

This broader consideration of the sensorial in the exhibition has developed in parallel to an exploration of the conceptual and historical underpinning of the panorama itself. The word panorama was coined in the 18th century to describe vast 360-degree paintings housed in purpose-built cylindrical buildings. Looking out from a raised platform, the public enjoyed a commanding view that was nevertheless a disorientating visual experience. Long before the invention of cinema and the proliferation of screens that now characterises contemporary life for many of us, the panorama was the virtual reality headset of its time and became mass entertainment in Europe at a time when travel had not been possible due to the Napoleonic wars. Barcelona hosted three such panoramas during the Universal Exposition of 1888.

The circular form of the eye takes on a life of its own in the exhibition’s imagination, whether through projects that address theatre or performance, the spatial relationship between stage and auditorium, or the loop as narrative. Such perspectives and scales also encircle how the museum establishes a connection with its neighbourhood, and vice versa, in a time in which we are perhaps all questioning and seeing again what our own place in the world might be. 


PUBLIC PROGRAMMES, WEB and PUBLICATION

The public programming around Notes for an Eye Fire will be a mix of in-person and online activities, from workshops, performances and events in the exhibition galleries to in-person and online conversations between participating artists.

The exhibition will also have an expanded presence on the museum’s website, which will feature a webpage dedicated to each artist with complementary material of varied formats related to their artistic practice and production. The website will be updated with new content throughout the exhibition period.

A publication, designed by Ana Domínguez, will be released in Spring 2022 and will include a conversation between the curators, a text by Gabriel Ventura, and texts about the participating artists, accompanied by reproductions of their work.

Panorama is an exhibition organised and produced by MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona. Its inaugural edition, “Notes for an Eye Fireis curated by Hiuwai Chu (Head of Exhibitions, MACBA) and Latitudes (Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna), and coordinated by Berta Cervantes.

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Press Release: Co-curators of the exhibition “Panorama 21: Notes For An Eye Fire”, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, 22 October 2021–27 February 2022

↑ Robert Mitchell, “Plans, and Views in Perspective, with Descriptions of Buildings Erected in England and Scotland; and ... an Essay to Elucidate the Grecian, Roman and Gothic Architecture. (Plans, Descriptions Et Vues En Perspective, Etc.)”, 1801, London. Held at the British Library


PRESS RELEASE

Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
Plaça dels Àngels 1
08001 Barcelona
www.macba.cat

“Panorama 21: Notes For An Eye Fire”
22 October 2021–27 February 2022
Opening: 21 October 2021

Panorama 21: Notes For An Eye Fire” is a project that aims to reaffirm the commitment of the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) to the vitality of local production, by supporting site-specific creation and reconsidering what it can offer – and how it can be best used – through a new generation of artists and audiences. Conceived as a long-term commitment by the museum to support local practices, this is an initiative that aspires to make an enduring contribution to the resilience of Barcelona’s cultural ecosystem.

Panorama 21: Notes For An Eye Fire”, which takes its title from the third book of poems by Gabriel Ventura (“Apunts per a un incendi dels ulls”, Documents Documenta, 2020), will be co-curated by Hiuwai Chu (Curator, MACBA) together with Latitudes, the curatorial duo formed in 2005 by Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna. This type of collaborative work aims to widen institutional practices and bring independent perspectives, through a scheme that it is hoped will be maintained in the future. 

Occupying the entire second floor of MACBA’s Meier Building, it will consist of a group exhibition featuring a number of newly realised projects alongside recently produced works. Moreover, Hiuwai Chu and Latitudes conceive this inaugural edition as a curatorial, editorial and communication channel where in-venue displays encompass a wider spectrum of online programming, publishing, streaming and engagement with MACBA’s users beyond the Museum walls. 

Borrowing from the practices of an increasingly socially engaged generation of artists, “Panorama 21: Notes For An Eye Fire” is not guided by a top-down thematic focus. Instead, it is growing in a cumulative and responsive way from a ground-up perspective on Barcelona, the region and its imaginary. It aspires to amplify the voices of artists and cultural producers that are working in unprecedentedly challenging times.

The project will draw from the panoramic notion of a wide view seen from a fixed point, as well as the innovation that was the origin of the word itself – a neologism coined by the Irish artist Robert Barker from the Greek pan (all), and horama (view) to describe his paintings of Edinburgh, Scotland, at the end of the eighteenth century. Long before the invention of cinema and the proliferation of screens that now characterise contemporary life for many of us, panoramas offered one of the most surprising and popular visual spectacles. 

A panorama was an immersive combination of painting, theatre and architecture. A vast 360° depiction of a city, landscape or battle scene that was presented in a purpose-built circular building. Viewers entered through a tunnel and emerged onto a platform at the centre of the structure and into a startling wrap-around experience. Panoramas could offer a vicarious form of travel. The first such presentation opened to the public in London in 1791, yet the invention really took off in Europe during the following two decades when international travel was severely restricted due to the Napoleonic Wars. Barcelona’s 1888 Universal Exposition presented no less than three panoramas in the city, representing views of the fabled peaks of Montserrat, the Siege of Plevna and the Battle of Waterloo. 

Resonating with the trans-disciplinarity of these display devices, and their desire to inform and captivate, “Panorama 21: Notes For An Eye Fire” nevertheless turns the page on their seamless vista of past conflicts and decisive victories, to imagine instead a structure for supporting a fertile and diverse landscape of many complex artistic positions of the present. 

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Reseñas: Exposición ‘Cosas que las cosas dicen’ en Fabra i Coats: Centre d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona

Anuncio en e-flux de la nueva temporada de exposiciones en Fabra i Coats: Centre d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, 17 octubre 2020.
Clàudia Rius, “4 novetats de la Fabra i Coats”, Núvol.com, 19 octubre 2020.
Teresa Sesé, ‘Los objetos hablan: ¡escúchalos!’, La Vanguardia, 20 octubre 2020.


Montse Frisach, “Coses que les coses diuen”, catorze.cat, 21 octubre 2020.

Roberta Bosco, ‘La voz de los humanos y de las cosas’, Mirador de les Arts, 21 octubre 2020.
Ramon Casalé Soler, El Temps de les Arts, 27 octubre 2020. 

Cabe aclarar que, tal y como publicamos en Twitter el pasado 27 de octubre, ‘Cosas que las cosas dicen no se presentó anteriormente en el CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux como menciona el articulista, sino que la exposición ha sido un encargo y una producción de Fabra i Coats: Centre d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona


Eduardo de Vicente, ‘Historias explicadas por objetos’, el periódico, 16 diciembre 2020.


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Cover Story–January 2021: ‘Things Things Say’: ‘VIP's Union’

 Latitudes' homepage www.lttds.org

The January 2021 monthly Cover Story ‘Things Things Say’: ‘VIP's Union’ is now up on our homepage: www.lttds.org

“People and things write mutual biographies. A folding chair from the studio of artist Ignasi Aballí and a wooden chair from the kitchen of PAAC President Montserrat Moliner sit around a table designed by teacher Lluís Vallvé Cordomí. How are things with you?” 

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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 projects and activities.


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Cover Story—December 2020: ‘Things Things Say’: ‘This Action Lies’

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The December 2020 monthly Cover Story ‘Things Things Say’: ‘This Action Lies’ is now up on our homepage: www.lttds.org 

One Taste and You’ll Understand. That was Dunkin’ Donuts slogan in 2001. A year earlier: Loosen Up a Little. Then a bit later: Just the Thing. 2002–2004. Bring Yourself Back. 2004–2006. Now it’s America Runs on Dunkin’, but you get the point.

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Cover Story—November 2020: ‘Things Things Say’: Stuart Whipps’

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“Another car strike. Marvellous, isn’t it? The taxpayers pay ’em millions each year, they get the money, go on strike. It’s called socialism. If they don’t like making cars, why don’t they get themselves another bloody job—designing cathedrals or composing violin concertos. The British Leyland Concerto—in four movements, all of them slow, with a four-hour tea-break in between...”

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6 de noviembre, 17:45h: Proyección ‘Popcorn’ [Palomita] (90', 2012) de Adrià Julià en el Zumzeig Cinema

Adrià Julià, ‘Popcorn’ [Palomita], (2012). Vídeo HD, color, sonido. 90 min. Cortesía del artista.


Actividad cancelada debido a las restricciones para frenar el incremento de casos de COVID-19 en Catalunya. Nueva fecha: 8 de enero 2021, a las 18h


6 de noviembre 2020, a las 17:45h
Proyección ‘Popcorn’ [Palomita] (90', 2012) de Adrià Julià
Entrada gratuita por orden de llegada. Sesión única. 
Sin inscripción previa. Aforo limitado.

El largometraje ‘Popcorn’ de Adrià Julià fue realizado en el 2012 a partir de una grabación pre-existente realizada para demostrar la capacidad de una cámara ultrarápida. El estallido a velocidad reducida de un grano de maíz ha sido prolongado extendiendo la película original de doce segundos hasta una duración de noventa minutos. ‘Popcorn’ es también una película de terror en que la violencia industrial y la supremacía cultural asoman más allá de un gesto aparentemente tan trivial como tomarse un aperitivo relajante y poco calórico.

La proyección en el Zumzeig forma parte de la exposición ‘Cosas que las cosas dicen’ comisariada por Latitudes en Fabra i Coats: Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona y que, además de la obra de Julià incluye escultura, fotografía, film y voz de Annette Kelm, James N. Kienitz Wilkins, Sarah Ortmeyer, Eulàlia Rovira, Francesc Serra i Dimas, Stuart Whipps, Haegue Yang, además de cosas significativas procedentes del fondo de los Amigos de la Fabra i Coats. Se puede visitar hasta el 17 de enero 2021.

Adrià Julià (Barcelona, 1974) vive y trabaja en Los Angeles y Bergen, donde es profesor en la facultad de KMD de la Universidad de Bergen. A través de instalaciones, cine, vídeo, fotografía, performance y publicaciones Julià examina los medios de representación y recepción de eventos con una dimensión personal y colectiva, y los modos en los que estos negocian la memoria, la resistencia, el desplazamiento y la supervivencia. Sus exposiciones individuales más recientes han tenido lugar en Pinacoteca de São Paulo (2019); Tabakalera, San Sebastián (2017–18); Fundació Miró de Barcelona (2017); Project Art Center, Dublín (2011) y ha participado en exposiciones colectivas en el Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2016–17); The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nueva York (2015–16); Witte de With, Rotterdam (2011); Seoul Museum of Art, Seúl, Corea (2010); 7th Mercusur Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brasil (2009); Lyon Bennial, Lyon (2007). Ha presentado performances en Current LA (2019) y la 29º Bienal de São Paulo (2010); y recibido becas de la Fundación Botín (2015), de la American Academy de Berlín (2015), de California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists (2010), de American Center Foundation (2007) y en 2002 recibió el Premio Altadis.

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Exhibition ‘Things Things Say’, Fabra i Coats: Contemporary Art Center of Barcelona, 17 October 2020–17 January 2021



The group show ‘Things Things Say’ (Coses que les coses diuen) and the solo exhibition ‘Tone Tongue Mouth’ (‘to llengua boca’) by Dutch artist Wendelien van Oldenborgh open concurrently at Fabra i Coats: Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona on Saturday 17 October 2020 from 12 pm.

Things Things Say
Fabra i Coats: Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona
17 October 2020 – 17 January 2021
Curated by Latitudes


An exhibition with works by Adrià Julià (1974, lives in Barcelona and Bergen), Annette Kelm (1975, lives in Berlin), James N. Kienitz Wilkins (1983, lives in New York), Sarah Ortmeyer (1980, lives in Vienna), Eulàlia Rovira (1985, lives in Barcelona), Francesc Serra i Dimas (1877–1967, Barcelona), Stuart Whipps (1979, lives in Birmingham), Haegue Yang (1971, lives in Berlin and Seoul), as well as meaningful things from the Friends of Fabra i Coats archive.

Do you trust things to write human history? Do things’ lives matter? Can a pebble destroy an empire if the emperor chokes at dinner? Would the pebble stand accused? Do you really think that if you stare at something long enough, it will reveal its secrets? Have you ever wondered why there is a hole in a donut? Did you ever own a pair of dungarees? Does a desire to write about a small car indicate some fear of its inadequacy? Does popcorn hold firm opinions? Is the key key? Are you familiar with the Luddites? Have you heard the expressions “how long is a piece of string?”, or “exceptional typical”?

The exhibition ‘Things Things Say’ springs from the past of Fabra i Coats as an industrial complex once dedicated to the manufacturing of cotton thread. The factory represented the first merger between a Catalan company and a foreign multinational and the first in Spain to offer its workers paid holidays. The exhibition evokes this novel and curious kind of place, a place comprised of many places and people, vastly different scales, temporalities, and values. Things, and spectres of things, that might at first seem exceptionally normal, apparently obsolete, or inert, each bring often-extraordinary stories or offer telling evidence, temporarily becoming new protagonists in the art centre community.

In the setting of the bygone factory, the works in the exhibition introduce a perspective on how the modern world has been shaped through complex and contentious relationships between humans and the web of life. Taking on the popular XVIII century genre of the ‘it-narrative’ in English literature and the approach of ‘object journalism’ against a background of world history and ecology, ‘Things Things Say’ and the exhibition ‘4.543 billion. The Matter of Matter’ (CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, 2017–18) are imagined as a diptych: two folds with the same hinge that tacks back-and-forth between deep time and microhistory, natural history and the history of capitalism.

Fabra i Coats: Contemporary Art Center of Barcelona
c. Sant Adrià 20
08030 Barcelona
(+34) 932 566 155
[email protected]
https://www.barcelona.cat/fabraicoats/centredart

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Saturdays, 12 to 8 pm
Sunday and Holidays, 11 to 3 pm
Free guided tours every Saturday at 18 pm and Sundays at 12:30 pm
Limited capacity. Pre-registration at [email protected]


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  • Latitudes in conversation with Haegue Yang, Fundació Tàpies, Barcelona, 3 May 2017.
  • Tote by Haegue Yang for Latitudes' 10º anniversary, 2015.
  • Work by Sarah Ortmeyer in the exhibition 'Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes & des arts et techniques dans la vie moderne', Meessen de Clercq, Brussels, 2011.
  • Work by Haegue Yang in the exhibition ‘Sequelism Part 3: Possible, Probable, or Preferable Futures’, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2009.

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