Tue, Mar 6 2012 2012, commissions, curators, editor, Fucking Good Art, New Museum, Portscapes, residency, Rotterdam, Sharjah Art Foundation, symposium
Latitudes' 3-month residency at the New Museum in 2010. Photo: Latitudes
FGA month residency at the Maasvlakte in 2009. Photo: FGA
will present two case studies of commissions and residencies
. Firstly, a Latitudes
commission in the context of 'Portscapes
' that was developed from their invitation to the Rotterdam-based artist and editorial duo Fucking Good Art
(FGA). Based from a shipping container the extremity of Rotterdam port for a month, FGA
initiated a temporary web radio and research station
. And secondly, a commission addressed to Latitudes
in the context of 'The Last Newspaper
' in which the curatorial duo worked in the New Museum
galleries for 3 months editing a weekly newspaper
which became an incremental catalogue
based on the micro-community of the exhibition. Both residencies explored editorial and curatorial approaches
as well as formats of publishing or broadcasting
and highlight how small organisation can operate flexibly and critically within a larger structure
– whether a huge industrial infrastructure project or a museum exhibition.
Speakers of the three-day symposium include: Abed Al Ju'beh, Director, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre (KSCC) (Palestine); H.E. Abdul Rahman Al Owais, UAE Minister of Culture; Noura Al-Sayeh, Architect & Curator (Bahrain); Palmina D'Ascoli, Manager of Department of Residencies, Institut Français (France); Shezad Dawood, Artist; Peter Eleey, Curator, MoMA/PS1 (USA); Amal Khalaf, Edgware Road Project: Assistant Curator of Serpentine Gallery (UK); Yuko Hasegawa, Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (MOT) (Japan); Louise Hui-Juan Hsu, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei (Taiwan); Danda J, Director, Kuona Trust Centre for Visual Arts (Kenya); Lu Jie, Founder & Director, Long March Space (China); Eungie Joo, Curator, New Museum (USA); Riyas Komu, Director of Programmes, Kochi-Muziris Biennale (India); James Lingwood, Co-Director, Artangel (UK); Salwa Mikdadi, Head of Arts & Cultural Program, Emirates Foundation (UAE); Ayeh Naraghi, Cultural Programmes Specialist, UNESCO Doha Office (Qatar); Susan Pfeffer, Curator, KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin); Andrea Rose, Head of Visual Arts, British Council (UK); Beatrix Ruf, Director/Curator, Kunsthalle Zürich (Switzerland); Anri Sala, Artist; Ramin Salsali, Founder, Salsali Private Museum (UAE).
The March Meeting and related events are free and open to the public. Registration is recommended at [email protected] Read more here.
March Meetings 2012
Dar Al Nadwa, Heritage Area
United Arab Emirates