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Latitudes galardonada con el Premio GAC 2010 al comisariado

Los premiados (izq. a dcha): Max Andrews y Mariana Cánepa Luna (Latitudes), David G. Torres y Montse Badia (A-Desk), Anna Mª Guasch (recoge premio en nombre de José Luis Brea), Sílvia Dauder (ProjecteSD), Helga de Alvear y Joan de Muga (Galeria Joan Prats). Foto de Oriol Duran publicada en el periodico 'El Punt' (26 Febrero 2010).


Los Premios GAC 2010, III Noche del galerismo fueron entregados ayer noche. Los premios, otorgados por el Gremio de Galerías de Catalunya, tienen como objetivo dar difusión a las galerías como elemento fundamental del mercado artístico y de la promoción de artistas. + info

El premio consiste en la entrega de un galardón-escultura basada en la reinterpretación de un dibujo del artista Joaquín Torres García, cedido por el museo dedicado al artista con sede en Montevideo, Uruguay.

Premio basado en un dibujo de Joaquín Torres García

Los galardonados de la 3a edición son:
- Premio a la galería por su trayectoria: Galería Joan Prats
- Premio a la galería joven por su proyección internacional: ProjecteSD
- Premio al coleccionismo: Helga de Alvear
- Premio a la crítica de arte: José Luis Brea
- Premio al medio de comunicación: A-Desk

Como novedades en esta edición se han incluido dos nuevas categorías:

- Premio al comisariado de exposiciones: Latitudes
- Homenaje a la trayectoria artística: Antoni Tàpies

El jurado ha galardonado Latitudes por su labor "curatorial y especialmente por su implicación en el contexto local y su esfuerzo en difundir el arte nacional en el contexto internacional. No resulta nada fácil establecer una colaboración ni establecer las bases de una plataforma que tenga como fin producir proyectos y crear comunidad artística. Atentos a lo nuevo, pero con una visión crítica sobre la herencia histórica, Latitudes ha sabido hacerse un hueco y compartir este mismo espacio para hacer de Barcelona un lugar más abierto".


Jurado de la edición 2010:
Sergi Aguilar, director, Fundación Suñol; Mery Cuesta, crítica de arte; Ignacio de Lassaletta, galerista; Àngels de la Mota, galerista; Bartomeu Marí, director, MACBA; José Martínez Calvo, galerista; Enrique Ordóñez, coleccionista; Rocío San Claudio, galerista; Ernesto Ventós, coleccionista; José Francisco Yvars, crítico de arte.

El comité organizador está formado por representantes de las cuatro asociaciones de galeristas (Asociación de Galeristas de Arte Independientes de Cataluña, Asociación Art Catalunya, Asociación Art Barcelona, Gremio de Galerías de Arte de Cataluña).

Notícia en la prensa: ADN.es (25 Febrero 2010); El Periodico, (26 Febrero 2010); El Punt, (en catalán, 26 Febrero 2010), Cultura21.cat (en catalán, 26 Febrero 2010), El País (26 Febrero 2010)

Inside 'Portscapes' publication box (green=standard and white=limited edition)




Designed by Rotterdam-based design studio Ben Laloua/Didier Pascal, the multi-part publication box includes a miscellany of contributions by the artists, a cahier with texts on the projects (it can be downloaded from here), the prologue publication presented with the launch of the project in February 2009 and a DVD with 'behind the scenes' footage with interviews with 'Portscapes' artists 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.







DVD with 'behind the scenes' footage and interviews with 'Portscapes' artists – these can also be seen online on Latitudes' YouTube Channel.



The limited edition contains the film '6 Hours Tide Object with Correction of Perspective' (2009) produced by Jan Dibbets for 'Portscapes'.




The publications can be purchased at the Museum Boijmans’s shop, or can be ordered from SKOR by emailing [email protected] or calling +31(0)20 672 25 25. The standard edition costs €12.50 and the limited edition €50.



Publisher: Port of Rotterdam Authority and SKOR (Foundation Art and Public Space, Amsterdam)
Publication date: 5 February 2010
Graphic design Portscapes: Ben Laloua/Didier Pascal with Marius Hofstede, Rotterdam.
Design various artists contributions: Edauw Design, Koudekerk aan den Rijn
Format: 33x27cm, box (green for the standard edition, white for the limited-edition)
Weight: c.900g
Print run: 800 copies of which 100 are limited editions
Project texts: Latitudes and Theo Tegelaers



'Portscapes' was an accumulative series of newly commissioned projects taking place throughout 2009 alongside the construction of Rotterdam's [51°55' N 4°29' E] Maasvlakte 2 – the extension to Europe's largest seaport and industrial area by 20%. + info

Presentation of the venues for Manifesta 8 (2010) in Murcia and Cartagena and announcement of Manifesta 9 (2012)



Presentation during ARCO by Pedro Alberto Cruz, Regional Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, HEDWIG FIJEN, Director, INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION MANIFESTA and representatives of the CURATORIAL TEAM of Manifesta 8: BASSAM EL BARONI- ALEXANDRIA CONTEMPORARY ARTS FORUM (Egypt), KHALED RAMADAN - CHAMBER OF PUBLIC SECRETS (Denmark, UK, Lebanon) and VIT HAVRANEK- TRANZIT.ORG (Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia). Photo: Latitudes


Following on the announcement of Murcia as the host city for Manifesta 8 (see here) and the curatorial appointments announcement (see here), Manifesta Foundation presented during ARCO the venues for the European biennial, which will include (selection of photographs below): Museo Hidráulico de los Molinos del Río Segura, the MUBAM (Museo de Bellas Artes, Murcia), the Espacio AV, the Centro Párraga, Murcia, and the MURAM (Museo Regional del Arte Moderno, Cartagena), the Parque Torres Auditorium (Cartagena), the ARQUA (Museo Nacional de Arqueología Subacuática, Cartagena), the Former Autopsies Pavilion (Cartagena) and the San Antón Prison (Cartagena).


Slideshow with map of the venues in Murcia and Cartagena. Photo: Latitudes

Espacio AV, Murcia. Photo: Thomas Engelbert

Museo Hidráulico de los Molinos del Río Segura, Murcia. Photo: Thomas Engelbert

MURAM (Museo Regional del Arte Moderno), Cartagena. Photo: Thomas Engelbert


Former Autopsies Pavilion (Cartagena). Photo: Thomas Engelbert

ARQUA (Museo Nacional de Arqueología Subacuática), Cartagena. Photo: Thomas Engelbert

In addition, emblematic spaces like the Pavilion 2 of the Artillery Barracks (Murcia), the Former Post and Telegraphs Office (Murcia) or the panoramic restaurant El Parque (Cartagena) are being recovered for the public and re-opened after years in disuse.

Former Post and Telegraphs Office (Murcia). Photo: Thomas Engelbert

Manifesta 8 will take place from October 2, 2010 through January 9, 2011.

The hosting city/region for Manifesta 9 (2012) has recently been announced: Limburg, the eastern most province of Flanders, Belgium. The organising venue is the art center Z33 directed by Jan Boelen. In words of the commissioner 'repositioning oneself in a post-industrial society and the pursuit of attaching new meaning to our industrial heritage are issues which are present all over Europe and hold the interest of the Manifesta. With its impressive buildings on the mine sites at Waterschei and Beringen, and the production halls of the former Philips factory in Hasselt Limburg has also favourable sites to house expositions.'


Installation views of the 'Portscapes' exhibition, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, on view until 25 April. Free entrance.

View of the outside of the Richard Serra Hall / Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

(Above and below) Ilana Halperin, "A Brief History of Mobile Landmass", 2009–2010.


Christina Hemauer and Roman Keller, "The Postpetrolistic Internationale", 2009–2010
Video and audio installation with wooden stage.
 General view of the exhibition.
Bik Van der Pol, "Facts on the Ground", 2010. Video. Duration: 23 min.

Exhibition of the documentation material produced during the year-long commissioning series of works in and around Rotterdam's port extension project Maasvlakte 2, 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, and Hans Schabus (website collaborators: Maria Barnas (poetry) and Markus Miessen (interviews)).


On view at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen until 25 April. Entrance free.

More images of the exhibition here.
More images of each commission here.
'Making of' videos here.

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Museumpark 18-20, 3015 CX Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Opening hours: Tue–Sun 11.00 to 17.00

All images: Latitudes | www.lttds.org

Latitudes partner platform for the Future Generation Art Prize

PinchukArtCentre has named Latitudes as one of a number of non-profit arts organizations acting as platform partners, who will support the Prize by communicating with artists and arts professionals in their regions.

The Future Generation Art Prize is a world-wide art prize of 100,000 USD. It is open to all artists up to the age of 35. The prize is established to discover and provide long-term support for a generation of emerging artists, wherever they may live and work.
The biennial Prize is distinguished by its global dimension; its focus on a young generation of artists; its open and democratic online application process; the long-term commitment of leading artists of our time; a distinguished Board, Jury and Selection Committee; an exhibition of shortlisted artists at the PinchukArtCentre in Kiev, one of the largest and most active new contemporary art institutions in Europe; and an award of 100,000 USD, to be conferred by a respected international jury.

The jurors are:
Daniel Birnbaum (Sweden) — Director of the Städelschule Art Academy, Frankfurt am Main; Director of the Venice Biennale 2009 Okwui Enwezor (Nigeria) — Director of Documenta XI; Former Dean of Academic Affairs and Senior Vice President at San Francisco Art Institute Yuko Hasegawa (Japan) — Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT); former Chief Curator of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Ivo Mesquita (Brazil) — Chief Curator at the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo; Curator of the 2008 São Paolo Biennial, Eckhard Schneider (Germany) — General Director of the PinchukArtCentre Robert Storr (USA) — Dean of the Yale University School of Art; Director of the Venice Biennale 2007 Ai Weiwei (China) — artist.

The application procedure opened on January 18 and will last
until April 18, 2010. 20 shortlisted artists will show their work in an exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre. The jury will select one main Prize winner who will receive a total of 100,000 USD (60,000 USD as a cash award, and 40,000 USD toward the production of new work). An additional 20,000 USD will be allotted to fund artist-in-residency programs for up to five other special prize winners. Images of works by all the shortlisted artists will be posted on the PAC website, and the public will be invited to vote via the Internet for People's Choice Prize.
Partner platforms (evolving list):
ArtHub, China arthubasia.org
Capacete, Brazil
www.capacete.net
Via Farini, Milan
www.viafarini.org
Laxart, Los Angeles
www.laxart.org
L'apartement 22, Maroc
www.appartement22.com
ARTIS, Israel
www.artisrael.org
BAIBAKOV, Moscow
baibakovartprojects.com/en/
Loop, Seoul
www.galleryloop.com
KHOJ, India
www.khojworkshop.orga
San Art, Vietnam
www.san-art.org
Para/Site, Hong Kong
www.para-site.org.hk
Latitudes, Barcelona www.lttds.org


Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne www.gertrude.org.au
Las Orejas Rojas, Colombia www.orejaroja.net
Lugar a Dudas, Cali, Colombia www.lugaradudas.org

'Portscapes' "making of" videos on Latitudes' YouTube Channel




We just opened a Latitudes' YouTube Channel with ten 'behind the scenes' videos from 'Portscapes', the evolving series of art projects presented and produced throughout 2009 in and around the port of Rotterdam. The videos present short interviews with the artists (Lara Almarcegui, Jan Dibbets (part 1 and part 2), Marjolijn Dijkman, Fucking Good Art, Ilana Halperin, Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller, Paulien Oltheten, Jorge Satorre, Hans Schabus) and an introduction to the project by SKOR curator Theo Tegelaers and Ria Haagsma, Senior Communications advisor of the Port of Rotterdam Authority.

Latitudes' YouTube Channel also includes documentation of an action with Lawrence Weiner in the context of his 2008 Fundació Suñol exhibition 'THE CREST OF A WAVE' as well as Ignasi Aballí whitewashing a window for his exhibition 'Something, or nothing' in the Suitcase Art Projects, Beijing.

...a year ago on the Maasvlakte beach, Rotterdam

Production stills while filming the 1969 '12 Hours Tide Object with Correction of Perspective', in the Dutch coast near Zandvoort. The film was consequently included in Gerry Schum's Land Art TV.

Production stills, '6 Hours Tide Object with Correction of Perspective' in Maasvlakte beach, 8 February 2009. Photos: Latitudes, Paloma Polo/SKOR and Freek van Arkel.
 
The inaugural Portscapes project took place a year ago on Sunday 8 February with the filming of a new version of Jan Dibbets' 12 Hours Tide Object with Correction of Perspective, newly titled 6 Hours Tide Object with Correction of Perspective.

Dibbets realised the original version of this classic work on the Dutch coast near Zandvoort in February 1969 and this 'second attempt' (the artist rejects the notion of a ‘remake’) was shot forty years later to the month, in February 2009 on a beach that will disappear with the construction of Maasvlakte 2. The eight minute film was premiered in the FutureLand visitor centre every Sunday during June 2009 and was screened on loop in New York, during Latitudes' participation in the non-profit festival 'No Soul for Sale' (24–28 June).

6 Hours Tide Object
... records the drawing of a trapezoid shape in the sand during low tide using a bulldozer which drives back and forth along the beach. The shape consequently appears as a rectangular ‘frame’ in the resultant film due to the angle of perspective distortion in being shot from an elevated platform. Subsequently, the incoming tide washes it away. A formalistic reflection on geometry, representational illusion and the camera-’eye’, Dibbets reasserts the freshness of this fleeting filmed action with no hint of nostalgia. Within the context of the development of Maasvlakte 2 the work allows our fresh interpretations: concerning the physical modification of Dutch coastline, or new perspectives of construction, destruction and change, for example.

Watch the 'making of' by Olaf Schuur.
6 Hours Tide Object... was produced in the context of 'Portscapes', an accumulative series of ten new commissions by initiated by the Port of Rotterdam Authority with advice and financial support from SKOR (Foundation Art and Public Space, Amsterdam) curated by Latitudes, Barcelona.

An exhibition is currently on view at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen with the resulting works realised throughout 2009. On view until 25 April 2010 - free entrance.

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