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Lara Almarcegui's Wastelands

Last weekend we visited 2 of Lara Almárcegui's wastelands. One in the Rotterdam harbour (www.braakliggendterrein.nl) and the other one in Genk, Belgium. The Rotterdam wasteland (first 4 pictures) has remained untouched since 2003 and will be kept until 2018. The Genk wasteland's dates are 2004-2014 (following 12 images).



"Lara Almárcegui's work often explores neglected or overlooked sites, carefully cataloguing and highlighting each location's tendency towards entropy. Her projects have ranged from a guide to the wastelands of Amsterdam to the display, in their raw form, of the materials used to construct the galleries in which she shows. Her works are simple actions that belie the vast research process which she undertakes to achieve them." (Frieze Projects, 2006)

Paul McCarthy at SMAK, Ghent



'HEAD SHOP/SHOP HEAD. Works 1966-2006'
13 October 2007–17 February 2008

More information and images: http://www.smak.be/tentoonstelling.php?la=en&y=2007&tid=0&t=archief&id=376

All images: Latitudes | www.lttds.org

Latitudes contributes in the Walker Art Center's 'Brave New Worlds' exhibition catalogue


'Brave New Worlds', Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 4 October 07–17 February 08

Accompanying the 'Brave New Worlds' exhibition is a 300-page illustrated catalogue containing essays by Walker Art Center Curatorial Assistants and exhibition curators Doryun Chong and Yasmil Raymond.

The catalogue also includes "correspondent" essays inspired by newspaper reports and penned by art historians, critics, and curators from around the world, including Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna (Spain), Cecilia Brunson (Chile), Hu Fang (China), Tone Hansen (Norway), Mihnea Mircan (Romania), and José Roca (Colombia). Recent texts by philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah, celebrated author and activist Arundhati Roy, and award-winning foreign correspondent Janine di Giovanni provide additional perspectives on global affairs of the past decade...



















Addressing contemporary international art beyond glib expressions of globalism, the exhibition 'Brave New Worlds' assesses the current state of political consciousness and its multiple artistic manifestations in an era characterized by the unraveling of a unified world order. Guided by the questions “How do we know?,” How do we experience?,” and “How do we dream about the world?,” twenty four artists from more than a dozen countries in Southeastern Europe, South America, the Middle East, East Asia, North America, and North Africa propose their own answers in paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, and videos.

Participating artists: Armando Andrade Tudela, Yto Barrada, Yael Bartana, Mark Bradford, Fernando Bryce, Mircea Cantor, Cao Fei, Banu Cennetoglu, GimHongSok, Runa Islam, Gabriel Kuri, Jorge Macchi, Josephine Meckseper, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Rika Noguchi, Dan Perjovschi, Lia Perjovschi, Walid Raad, Tomás Saraceno, Sean Snyder, Erik van Lieshout, Haegue Yang, Zheng Guogu, and Artur Zmijewski.

More on the exhibition on the Walker web and on the Visual Arts Blog


Comment on the future of Generali Foundation and Bawag Foundation

"On September 12, 2007, the public was informed by a press release that two Vienna art institutions, the GENERALI Foundation, and BAWAG Foundation, will merge and be located in the same place. The undersigned wish to register their apprehensions regarding this consolidation largely made with respect to economic considerations. We are concerned that... "

DADDY No.3 Fleur du Mal: Kirstine Roepstorff

Daddy #3 cover

Max Andrews contributes with an essay called "Hold the front page gizmo: Kirstine Roepstorff’s Where the world wander – the Road to Excelsior" to the inaugural issue of Fleur du Mal, produced under the auspices of DADDY magazine.

Kirstine Roepstorff's work integrates a variety of content ranging from daily newspapers, scientific journals, political weeklys and other found imagery.
Fleur du Mal is a reference book for her source material co-opting the specific experience of reading a luxury women's magazine.

DADDY is available at Printed Matter, Inc. (New York), Art Metropole (Toronto), ICA Bookshop (London), Artwords Bookshop (London), a+m bookstore (Milan), The MOCA Store (Los Angeles), PRO QM (Berlin), and at Peres Projects, Los Angeles Berlin.

more...

9 June Update: Here is an-Issuu hosted version of the article




José Antonio Hernández-Díez at Galería Estrany de la Mota, Barcelona, Spain

José Antonio Hernández-Díez


"... Hernández-Díez seems to have hastily assembled all the elements for a dizzy new religion ... "

Max Andrews's review at Frieze.com


Review of the publication 'With/Without: Spatial Products, Practices and Politics in the Middle East'

Max Andrews's Frieze (Issue 110, October 2007) review of: 'With/Without: Spatial Products, Practices and Politics in the Middle East' edited by Shumon Basar, Antonia Carver and Markus Miessen and published by Bidoun and Moutamarat, Dubai, 2007.

Bidoun sub-site here.





Latitudes in the 'Out of Studio!' symposium

The Out of the Studio! symposium is organised by Jan Debbaut and the Province of Limburg, in collaboration with Z33 Center for Contemporary Art, Hasselt, Belgium.

More than twenty leading international artists, curators and scholars will present a variety of projects ranging from the Snow Show in Lapland to the Echigo Tsumari Triennial in Japan, from the make-over of Barcelona to the complexity of commissioning art in public space in New York City and addressing actual concerns and strategies.

When: Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October 2007
Where: Hasselt, Belgium

The number of participants is limited. Booking in advance is necessary by returning a.s.a.p. the registration form.
The registration fee of €200 includes documentation, receptions, lunches, dinner and transfer to Alden Biesen. For further information and assistance with travel arrangements please contact Monique Verhulst at [email protected]

Presentations and discussions will be in English. Proceedings will be published afterwards.

For a printable version of the programme and registration form, please go to: http://www.z33.be/outofthestudio

Tue Greenfort & Piotr Uklanski, Secession, Vienna



Piotr Uklanski 'A Retrospective' (main space) and Tue Greenfort's 'Medusa' (upper and lower galleries) at the Secession, Vienna, 20 September – 18 November 2007.

All images: Latitudes | www.lttds.org

Pyramid Power: Issue 3




Issue 3 of the sharp-suited Vancouver-based Art/Design/Literature Pyramid Power has just come out with an extended version of Max Andrews's interview with Revolver founder Christoph Keller, originally published in the Latitudes-edited UOVO issue 14. Here it is titled "Still Not a Hippie: Interview with Christoph Keller on the Future of the Book & Life on a Farm"

http://www.pyramidpower.ca/

Unfortunately the mind-blowing products from Herr Keller's
Stählemühle distillery can only be ordered within Germany.

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