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


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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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.

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Inside the pages of the 'Portscapes' cahier

This cahier is part of the
multi-part publication box which includes a miscellany of contributions by the artists, the prologue publication presented with the launch of the project in February 2009, a DVD with 'behind the scenes' footage with interviews with 'Portscapes' artists. This cahier
includes a curatorial essay, texts on each artist commission and interviews by Markus Miessen.

The publication is available 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 special edition €50. + info...

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

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Newsletter #21 - March 2010

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Latitudes awarded the GAC 2010 curatorial prize. News in the press: ADN.es (25.02.2010); El Periodico, (26.02.2010); El Punt, (26.02.2010), Cultura21.cat (in catalan, 26.02.2010), El País (26.02.2010).

Portscapes exhibition continues until 25 April at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam.

New Latitudes' YouTube Channel with 'Portscapes' videos.


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