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In Memoriam: Luciano Fabro (1936–2007)


Acabamos de leer en Flash Art la notícia del fallecimiento del artista povera, Luciano Fabro el pasado viernes 22 en Milan. No queremos dejar pasar la ocasión para recordar su última aparición en Barcelona en ocasión de la exposición de la Herbert Collection en el MACBA en Febrero 2006. En su inauguración me presentaron al artista y entusiasmado con que hubiese alguien que hablase italiano en la habitación me animó a hacerle de traductora en la charla del día siguiente en el museo. Al día siguiente, nos encontramos 1 hora antes de la conferencia. Tomamos un café en c/Elisabets e intercambiamos comentarios sobre sus notas y sobre la exposición. Al rato me lancé a traducirle lo que sus colegas hablaban en inglés. Luciano era de los que aprendió francés. A pesar de mis torpes referencias él siempre sonreía...


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'LAND, ART...' publication reviewed in Frieze

 Brian Dillon reviews LAND, ART: A Cultural Ecology Handbook in the summer issue (#108) of Frieze, devoted to ecology. Read the article online.

In that same issue, there is also a feature article by Latitudes' Max Andrews entitled 'The Whole Truth' featuring the work of Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller, Maria Thereza Alves, among others.

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Art Basel 2007 in images

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Venice Biennale - Giardini and Italian Pavilion

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Venice Biennale 2007 - Arsenale

'Think with the Senses – Feel with the Mind. Art in the Present Tense': Arsenale

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Qui. Enter Atlas – International Symposium of Young Curators

Latitudes presented a paper entitled
MyLife/SecondSpace: A “Web 2.0” paradigm for artistic and curatorial practice? at 'Qui. Enter Atlas – International Symposium of Young Curators' under the theme 'Art in the Landscape of the Media' coordinated by artist Dara Birnbaum 3–5 June 07 GAMeC, Bergamo.
Since as recently as 2005, there has been an unprecedented surge of entrepreneurship and innovation – fuelled by vast speculative venture capital investments largely in Silicon Valley – concerning so-called Web 2.0 applications. We’ve all heard of, and probably use, facilities such as YouTube, eBay, Wikipedia, del.icio.us, Skype, MySpace, flickr, Facebook, Second Life and so on – but what are some of their common attributes? How might they be reflected in artistic practice, curatorial practice – and the art industry? Sidestepping Nicolas Bourriaud’s Relational Aesthetics (1998 – a long time ago in the wide world of the web) we looked at projects such as Allora and Calzadilla’s Radio Re-volt (2004); Rirkrit Tiravanija’s Untitled (the air between the chain-link fence and the broken bicycle wheel) (2005); the exhibition Spinning the Web – the eBay Connection; and CAC TV, the initiative of the Centre for Contemporary Art in Vilnius, through the behavioural and terminological tropes of web 2.0. As a conclusion, we addressed the technosocial definition of objects and users developed by Bruce Sterling in his book Shaping Things (2005).
The invited curators were: Binna Choi, Sebastian Cichocki, Tom Morton, Nina Zimmer, Sarah Carrington, Ovul Durmusoglu, Manuela Moscoso, Huib Haye Van Der Werf, Cecilia Alemani, Craig Buckley, Ana Vejzovic Sharp, Elena Filipovic, Nav Haq, Latitudes
Jury for the Lorenzo Bonaldi – Enter Prize: Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Dan Cameron and Ralph Rugoff.
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Michael Lin

At NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona, until 28 July.

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UOVO/14 GREEN - Launching 17 June 2007

Latitudes is guest editing the forthcoming July–September 2007 issue of UOVO. #14 will be titled '(GREEN) Ecology, Luxury & Degradation'.

The magazine will be launched in the Art Basel's Art Lobby section on 17 June (4-5pm). More information about the issue here – it's almost 500 pages!

Full Art Lobby Programme here (pdf 87kb)
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