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Artículo en abc.es sobre el 10º aniversario de Tate Modern y el proyecto 'Mataró Chauffeur Service' de Martí Anson en colaboración con Latitudes

Link al artículo aquí. Extracto del texto de Javier Díaz-Guardiola publicado en la web del ABC.es, 6 Mayo 2010:

"Un taxi de ida y vuelta"
El evento, de carácter gratuito y abierto a todo el mundo, iniciativa del artista Maurizio Cattelan y comisariado por Cecilia Alemani y Massimiliano Gioni, llevará por nombre «No Soul for Sale. A Festival of Independents», y entre los más de sesenta espacios de arte independientes convocados (de White Columns de Nueva York a e-flux de Berlín o la Mountain School of Arts de Los Ángeles) habrá participación española, y no nos referimos a su director, Vicente Todolí.


Así, la oficina curatorial Latitudes colaborará con el artista catalán Martí Anson, que, con el proyecto «Mataró Chauffeur Service», se convierte –convenientemente dado de alta y pertrechado como tal– en taxista, para trasladar su coche tuneado como un Spanish cab hasta Londres y empleando la Sala de Turbinas como aparcamiento del mismo. Durante los días que dure el festival, el vehículo se transformará en sala de proyecciones de los vídeos de creadores como Jan Dibbets, Roman Keller o Bik van der Pol, con los que ha trabajado Latitudes. La ruta del viaje y sus andanzas pueden seguirse en el blog http://lttds.blogspot.com Es su particular manera de celebrar estos últimos diez años que serán analizados este fin de semana en las páginas de ABCD."

Newsletter#23 – May 2010

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This month Latitudes and Martí Anson will participate in 'NO SOUL FOR SALE – A Festival of Independents' with the project 'Mataró Chauffeur Service' taking place at Tate Modern's Turbine Hall, 14–16 May, London, UK + info...

Between the 20–23 May Max Andrews's of Latitudes will participate in 'The Falmouth Convention', taking place at various venues around Cornwall, UK + info...

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'Mataró Chauffeur Service' – graphic identity of the project

Latitudes is soon participating in the London edition of 'No Soul for Sale – A Festival of Independents' which will take place in the Turbine Hall in Tate Modern, from 14–16 May, coinciding with the museum's 10th Anniversary celebrations.
In response to the need to travel to London, Mataró-based artist Martí Anson (1967) has proposed to set up the company “Mataró Chauffeur Service”, and drive Latitudes from Barcelona [41º 23’N, 2º 11’E] to London [51°30′N 0°7′W] and back. Legally registering his employment as a driver, designing the livery of the single vehicle fleet and his uniform, and the journey to Tate Modern and back (including the ferry journey Santander–Portsmouth) all form a part of the project.
Here we present the graphic identity of Anson's chauffeur service, designed by the artist in collaboration with Barcelona-based graphic designer and publisher ferranElOtro.


We are very pleased to announce that the car has been kindly provided by BMW.
And here is our chauffeur...
And last, but certainly not least, we would like to thank the generous support of the Institut Ramon Llull, the SEACEX (Sociedad Estatal para la Acción Cultural Exterior), the Institut Municipal d'Acció Cultural of the Ajuntament de Mataró, Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona, as well as thanking the in-kind-sponsorship provided by Loreak Mendian.

Poster for 'No Soul for Sale: A Festival of Independents' Turbine Hall Tate Modern, London, 14-16 May and mention in 'The New York Times' (22 April)

Above Latitudes' poster for 'No Soul for Sale' (see posters by other participants here).

The project was briefly mentioned in Carol Vogel's article 'Inside Art' in The New York Times last Thursday (scroll down until you find the heading 'Tate Modern Free-for-All').

"...The Spanish artist Martí Anson will drive two curators, who make up the collective Latitudes, from their base in Barcelona to London by taxi and park inside Turbine Hall. “That will be their space,” Mr. Gioni said. Mr. Anson has designed the car and his chauffeur’s uniform."

Anson will be give a talk on Friday 14 May, 2.30–3pm

Related info:

LAST CHANCE! Until Sunday 25th April, exhibition 'Portscapes', Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Free entrance to exhibition

Project website: www.portscapes.nl
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: http://www.dipity.com/latitudes/PORTSCAPES
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: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lttds/sets

Where: Serra Hall, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen | Museumpark 20 | 3015 CX Rotterdam, Netherlands | Opening hours: Tue–Sun 11–17h | Free entrance to the exhibition

With works by Lara Almarcegui, Bik van der Pol, Jan Dibbets, Marjolijn Dijkman, Fucking Good Art, Ilana Halperin, Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller, Paulien Oltheten, Jorge Satorre, Hans Schabus, as well as work by the website collaborators Maria Barnas (poetry) and Markus Miessen (interviews). + info...

'Portscapes' reviewed on Artforum Critics' Picks, 8 April 2010

http://www.artforum.com/picks
8 April 2010

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Newsletter #22 – April 2010

 
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This month, Latitudes celebrates its 5 year anniversary! Together with Archive Books (Turin/Berlin) they are preparing a small publication gathering documentation from a selection of projects produced since 2005 (release date TBA).


CURRENT
 

Text 'Under Construction' on Lara Almarcegui's practice on the April–May issue of Milan-based magazine Mousse #23.

FORTHCOMING


Latitudes invited Martí Anson to create
Latitudes’ temporary office-encampment for their participation in 'NO SOUL FOR SALE – A Festival of Independents', taking place at Tate Modern's Turbine Hall, 14–16 May, London, UK + info...

Participation of Latitudes' Max Andrews in 'The Falmouth Convention', 20–23 May, Cornwall, UK + info...

Collaboration in the
exhibition 'The Last Newspaper' at the New Museum, New York, October 2010–January 2011 + info...
 

LAST CHANCE

Portscapes exhibition of the ten public commissions that took place throughout 2009 in the port of Rotterdam, on view until 25 April at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
+ info...






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Latitudes at Collective Intelligence by Polyplicity, Barcelona

Photo: Polyplicity.com

On Monday 22 March Latitudes gave a talk about the practice of Lara Almarcegui and the project Portscapes to undergraduate students from CUArch (The Catholic University of America School of Architecture and Planning) and UTSA CoA (The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Architecture) who are spending a semester in Barcelona hosted by Collective Intelligence by Polyplicity. Collective Intelligence is "a platform that promotes collective creative thinking within a social environment that encourages dialogues, discussions, exchanges and collaborations on a local and international level within the field of architecture, design, urban studies and beyond. CI's objective is to create a learning hub in the city of Barcelona to serve as a fluid campus for foreign universities simultaneously encouraging the involvements of local students and professionals."

Photographic documentation of 'Portscapes' projects on flickr and youtube

You can see photographic documentation of 'Portscapes', the ten newly produced commissions that were produced and presented throughout 2009 alongside the Port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in the photo collection in flickr.

From there you can select individual albums for each artist project (Lara Almarcegui, Bik van der Pol, Jan Dibbets, Marjolijn Dijkman, Fucking Good Art, Ilana Halperin, Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller, Paulien Oltheten, Jorge Satorre and Hans Schabus), see installation shots of the exhibition at the Museum Boijmans (opened until 25 April) as well as the multi-part publication and a few images of Latitudes' site visits to the port area in May and July 2008.

You can also watch the 'behind the scenes' videos produced of each project on Latitudes YouTube Channel.

Latitudes & Martí Anson, ‘NO SOUL FOR SALE – A Festival of Independents’, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London, 14–16 May

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The Festival coincides with Tate Modern's 10th Anniversary celebrations.

Following the first edition of NO SOUL FOR SALE in June 2009 in New York [40°30′N, 45°1′N], where Latitudes invited the New York-based artist group The Bruce High Quality Foundation to conceive their office-scenario, Latitudes will produce a further specially commissioned collaboration, with Catalan artist Martí Anson (Mataró, 1967).

In response to the invitation and need to travel to London, Anson has proposed to set up a taxi firm, and drive Latitudes from Barcelona [41º 23’N, 2º 11’E] to London [51°30′29″N 0°7′29″W] and back. Legally registering his employment as a chauffeur, designing the livery of the single vehicle fleet and his uniform, and the journey to Tate Modern and back all form a part of the project.

The car itself will form the basis of Latitudes’ temporary office-encampment in the Tate Modern Turbine Hall, which will be parked up for the weekend alongside a ‘typically Spanish’ taxi-drivers’ picnic scenario of camping chairs, table, cool box and parasol. In this setting Latitudes will present ephemera, films and publications relating to their recent projects. The scenario will also serve as a meeting point for a series of informal encounters with invited artists and curators.

Participants in this edition of NO SOUL FOR SALE (confirmed): ArtHub (Shanghai), Artists Space (New York), e-flux (Berlin), PiST (Istanbul), Latitudes (Barcelona), no.w.here (London), Loop (Seoul), The Royal Standard (Liverpool), Tranzit (Prague), VIAFARINI (Milan), White Columns (New York) and Y3K (Melbourne).

About the Artist

Martí Anson’s recent projects include ‘El preu dels colors’, Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona (2009), ‘Martí et la chocolaterie’ for ‘Rendez-Vous 09’, 10th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon (2009), ‘Martí and the flour factory’ for ‘Lucky Number 7’, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico (2008) ‘Fitzcarraldo, 55 days working on the construction of a Stella 34 yacht in the Centre d'Art Santa Mònica’, Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona (2005).

Notes to Editors

'No Soul For Sale – A Festival of Independents', is an initiative of the artist Maurizio Cattelan and curators Cecilia Alemani and Massimiliano Gioni. The first edition took place in New York between 24–28 June 2009 in the former Dia Center for the Arts. It gathered over 30 not-for-profit centers, alternative institutions, artists’ collectives and independent enterprises from Berlin, Milan, Dublin, Barcelona, Paris, Reykjavík, Hong Kong, Rabat, Trinidad, New York and Los Angeles, amongst others.

Press Coverage
Press Release, "Tate Modern stages free arts festival for tenth anniversary celebrations", 10 March 2010

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Free entrance


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Latitudes y Martí Anson en 'NO SOUL FOR SALE – A festival of Independents', Sala de turbinas, Tate Modern, Londres, 14–16 Mayo 2010

El festival coincide con la celebración del 10º aniversario de Tate Modern.

Latitudes ha sido invitada de nuevo a participar en el festival 'NO SOUL FOR SALE – A Festival of Independents' tras su reciente participación en la primera edición en Junio 2009 en Nueva York [40°30′N, 45°1′N], cuando invitó al grupo de artistas neoyorquino The Bruce High Quality Foundation a concebir su oficina-escenario. Para esta ocasión Latitudes ha invitado al artista catalán Martí Anson (Mataró, 1967) a producir un nuevo escenario para su presentación en la Sala de turbinas.

En respuesta a la invitación y la necesidad de viajar a Londres, Anson ha propuesto darse de alta como chofer, diseñar una identidad para una empresa de taxis y conducir a Latitudes de Barcelona [41º23’N, 2º11’E] a Londres [51°30′N, 0°7′W], y de vuelta a Barcelona. El mismo coche será la base temporal de la oficina de Latitudes en la Sala de turbinas de Tate Modern, y permanecerá estacionado durante el festival junto a un escenario 'típicamente español' realizado con mobiliario de camping. En en este campamento temporal Latitudes presentará publicaciones, videos y efímera relacionados con sus proyectos recientes y organizará reuniones informales con artistas y curadores invitados.

Participan en esta edición de 'NO SOUL FOR SALE' (confirmados): ArtHub (Shanghai), Artists Space (Nueva York), e-flux (Berlin), PiST (Estambul), Latitudes (Barcelona), no.w.here (Londres), Loop (Seul), The Royal Standard (Liverpool), Tranzit (Praga), VIAFARINI (Milan), White Columns (Nueva York) y Y3K (Melbourne).

Acerca del artista

Entre los proyectos recientes de Martí Anson se incluyen: ‘El preu dels colors’, Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona (2009), ‘Martí et la chocolaterie’ para ‘Rendez-Vous 09’, 10a Biennale de Lyon, Lyon (2009), ‘Martí and the flour factory’ para ‘Lucky Number 7’, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Nuevo Mexico (2008) ‘Fitzcarraldo, 55 days working on the construction of a Stella 34 yacht in the Centre d'Art Santa Mònica’, Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona (2005).

Nota para editores

'No Soul For Sale', es un proyecto del artista Maurizio Cattelan y de los comisarios Cecilia Alemani y Massimiliano Gioni. La primera edición tuvo lugar el Nueva York entre el 24–28 Junio 2009 en la antigua sede del Dia Center for the Arts y reunió a más de 30 organizaciones artísticas sin fines de lucro, instituciones alternativas de artistas y colectivos independientes procedentes de Berlin, Milan, Dublin, Barcelona, Paris, Reykjavík, Hong Kong, Rabat, Trinidad, New York y Los Angeles entre otros.

Cobertura prensa
Nota de prensa, "Tate Modern stages free arts festival for tenth anniversary celebrations", 10 Marzo 2010 (en Inglés)

Tate Modern
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