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SAVE THE DATE: 8 October, Lawrence Weiner, Fundació Suñol, Barcelona


SAVE THE DATE
Private view: Wednesday
8 October, 19.30h

Exhibition: 'THE CREST OF A WAVE' by Lawrence Weiner
Dates: 9 October–15 November 2008

Venue: Nivell Zero, Fundació Suñol
Address:
c/Rosselló, 24, 08008 Barcelona, SPAIN, www.fundaciosunol.org

After over two years of collaboration between Latitudes and New York artist Lawrence Weiner (1942, New York), the project ‘THE CREST OF A WAVE’ will be presented on 8 October at the Nivell Zero space at Fundació Suñol in October, coinciding with the beginning of the 2008–9 season.

‘THE CREST OF A WAVE’ is a four part project manifested as a distributed ephemeral sculpture, an installation, a sound work and an action – together each asks what might constitute a public sculpture. Weiner's new work triggers a chronicle of Spanish mercantile, maritime and equestrian power, textiles, trade and occupation.

In Barcelona his work has been seen in: 'Between the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean Sea', Fundació Espai Poblenou (1995); 'Behind the facts. Interfunktionen 1968-1975', Fundació Miró (2004) and the 'Public Space / Two Audiences. Works and Documents from the Herbert Collection
', MACBA (2006). In Spain, his work can be seen until the 26 October in the solo show 'Forever And A Day' at the Centro Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga.

Recent reviews: Roberta Smith, 'The Well-Shaped Phrase as Art ' (New York Times, 16 November 2007) and Steven Stern's Frieze review (March 2008) on Weiner's travelling retrospective ‘AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE’ (Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and soon in K21 Kunsthsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf).



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Final dates 'Stake in the Mud...' film programme screenings

The tour of the film and video programme "A Stake in the Mud, A Hole in the Reel. Land Art's Expanded Field, 1968-2008" [Una estaca en el lodo, un hoyo en la cinta. El campo expandido del Land Art, 1968-2008] is coming to an end, the two final screenings will take place on the:

19 October
, 3.30pm, Spike Island, Bristol, UK (in the context of the exhibition '
Richard Long and Simon Starling', 4 October - 23 November, 2008)
25 October
, 12-2.30pm, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles, Madrid (in the context of the exhibition '
Gustos, colecciones y cintas de vídeo')


Both of these screenings will present a selection of the material that conformed the programme, as follows:




Still from Richard Long's 'Walking a Straight 10 Miles Line Forward and Back Shooting Every Half Mile (Dartmoor England, January 1969)', 1969, in Gerry Schum's 'LAND ART', 1969. Courtesy Groninger Museum, Groningen.

Part 1 (duration 32' in Bristol and 52' in Móstoles)
 
· Gerry Schum (1938 Bergisch Gladbach, Germany-1973 Düsseldorf, Germany): Land Art, 1969. 32'. Includes films by: Richard Long, Barry Flanagan, Dennis Oppenheim, Robert Smithson, Marinus Boezem, Jan Dibbets and Walter de Maria.· Nancy Holt (1938 Worcester, US. Lives in New Mexico,US) & Robert Smithson: Mono Lake, 1968/2004. 19'54" NOTE: Only screened at the Centro Dos de Mayo

 

Francis Alÿs (in collaboration with Rafael Ortega and Cuauhtémoc Medina) 'When Faith Moves Mountains (Making of)', 2002. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich.

Part 2 (duration 1h 15min)

·
Francis Alÿs (1959 Amberes, Belgium. Lives in Mexico City, Mexico): Cuando la fe mueve montañas (Making of), 2002. 15'.
·
Donna Conlon (1966 Atlanta, US. Lives in Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá): Country Road, 2002. 1'29".
·
Hans Schabus (1970 Watschig, Austria. Lives in Viena, Austria): Western, 2002. 11'.
·
Ibon Aranberri (1969 Itziar, Spain. Lives in Itziar, Spain): Zuloa (Ir.T. nº513), 2004. 8'.
·
Mario García Torres (1975 Monclova, Mexico. Lives in La Jolla, US): Abandoned and Forgotten Land Works That Are Not Necessarily Meant To Be Seen As Art, 2004. 7'.
·
Thiago Rocha Pitta (1980 Tiradentes, Brazil. Lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil): Zênite invertido, 2005. 11'54''.
·
Maria Thereza Alves (1961 São Paulo, Brazil. Lives in Rome, Italy): The Sun, 2006. 5'03".
·
Damián Ortega (1967 Mexico City, Mexico. Lives in Mexico City, Mexico and Berlin, Germany): Reticencia al trabajo, Segunda parte, 2006. 5'15".
·
Nikolaj Recke (1969 Copenhague, Denmark. Lives in Copenhague, Denmark): Tomorrow is today, 2006. 3'.
·
Jordan Wolfson (1980 New York, US. Lives in Nueva York and Berlin, Germany): Landscape for Fire, 2007. 7'.
·
Cyprien Gaillard (1980, Paris, France. Lives in Paris, France): Real Remnants of Fictive Wars VI, 2008. 1'40''
Read all press material that has appeared to date here and also view a slideshow of some screenings here.

Latitudes in residency at the Frankfurter Kunstverein


Latitudes is in residence this month of August at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt. During this time we are researching the local artistic context, developing some writing for magazines and catalogues as well as planning projects for this and next year such as Lawrence Weiner exhibition (opening 8 October), a series of artists' projects and commissions around the future extension of the Port of Rotterdam (from February 2009 onwards) and an exhibition around the notion of the future at the Arnolfini in Bristol (Summer 2009), amongst other things! – see future projects.



We are sharing the residency facilities with Oviedo-born artist Cova Macías and Athens-based curators and critics Xenia Kalpaktsoglou (co-director Athens Biennial and co-curator 1st Athens Biennial 2007) and Christopher Marinos (Athens-based art critic and curator).

The Frankfurter Kunstverein residencies are supported by the
Deutsche Börse Residecy Program.

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Founded in 2005 by Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna, Latitudes is a curatorial office based in Barcelona, Spain, that works internationally across contemporary art practices.

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