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'Portscapes' publication now available at Motto and Pro qm (Berlin) and La Central (Barcelona and Madrid)

'Portscapes' standard edition (green) and limited edition (white). Photo: Latitudes | www.lttds.org

We are happy to announce that the 'Portscapes' multi-part publication is now available at Motto in Berlin (location map), Pro qm (also in Berlin, see map) and in La Central (several locations in Barcelona and Madrid).


It is also available at the Museum Boijmans shop (in Rotterdam) and at SKOR, by emailing [email protected] or calling +31 (0)20 672 25 25.

Inside of 'Portscapes' box. On view production stills of Jan Dibbets' film. Photo: Latitudes | www.lttds.org

The bilingual English/Dutch publication was designed by Ben Laloua/Didier Pascal contains a miscellany of contributions by the artists, a cahier with texts on the projects, 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. Please note there are two editions: Green box=standard and white box=special edition (includes Jan Dibbets' film '6 Hours Tide Object with Correction of Perspective').

Inside of 'Portscapes' box. On view CD with 'making of' videos of each project. Photo: Latitudes | www.lttds.org

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: 33 x 27cm, box (green= standard edition, white = limited-edition)
Weight: c.900g
Print run: 800 copies of which 100 are limited editions
Project texts: Latitudes and Theo Tegelaers

The art section at La Central bookstore in c/Elisabets 6, Barcelona. Photo: La Central
La Central, several locations in Barcelona and Madrid, check www.lacentral.com

View of Motto in Berlin. Photo: Motto
Motto, Skalitzer Str. 68, im Hinterhof, 10997 Berlin, Germany
Mon-Sat: 12–20h
[email protected]

Displaying 'Portscapes' at Pro qm, Berlin. Photo: Latitudes | www.lttds.org

Pro qm, Almstadtstraße 48-50, 10119 Berlin, Germany
Mon-Sat: 11-20h
[email protected]
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The Falmouth Convention, 20–23 May, Cornwall, UK

The Falmouth Convention took place last weekend (20–23 May) in and around Cornwall, UK. This three-day conference put "an emphasis on artists as participants and on exchange of views and experiences. Conceived as an international meeting of artists, curators and writers to explore the significance of time and place in relation to contemporary art and exhibition making, it will begin by examining its own locale, with field trips led by artists, curators and local experts, looking at particular geographies, histories and narratives in Cornwall." + info...

The programme opened with a keynote by renowned curator and writer Lucy Lippard titled 'Imagine Being Here Now: Towards a Multicentered Exhibition Process' and included field trips to the Gwennap Mining District
, walks along St Just, boat trips, visits to the St Ives artist colony legacy, screenings of experimental cinema, interviews, etc. + info...

On Saturday 22nd Max Andrews' of Latitudes, gave a presentation on the Rotterdam commission series 'Portscapes' to the Curatorial Practice MA students at the University College Falmouth (where he did art foundation studies in 1995).

Participating curators, writers and artists included:
Lucy R. Lippard; Max Andrews (
Latitudes); Bassam el Baroni (Alexandria Contemporary Art Forum and Manifesta 8); Xavier Douroux (Le Consortium and Nouveaux Commanditaires); Tom van Gestel (Foundation for Art and Public Space, SKOR); Hans Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Gallery); Solveig Øvstebø (Bergen Kunsthall); Andrzej Przwyara (Foksal Gallery Foundation); Kitty Scott (Banff Centre for the Arts), Kader Attia, Adam Chodzko, Steven Claydon, Tacita Dean, Geoffrey Farmer, Simon Fujiwara, Lucy Gunning, Jeremy Millar, Paulina Olowska, Steven Rowell.

The Convention has been developed in response to a series of forums and conversations held in 2009 between artists, curators and writers based in Cornwall to consider a bid to host the international exhibition Manifesta in Cornwall in 2014. The Convention was convened by the independent curator Teresa Gleadowe, coordinated by ProjectBase, hosted by University College Falmouth and supported by Arts Council England, South West.

Photos: Latitudes | www.lttds.org
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'Mataró Chauffeur Service' – Return journey London-Portsmouth-(ferry)-Santander-Barcelona-Mataró

Return journey: London to Portsmouth, 24h ferry sailings to Santander, and the last 700km from Santander–Barcelona–Mataró.

Leaving London...
The GPS tells us that after 140km we are nearby Portsmouth...
Waiting to check in with Brittany Ferries, to get our car ID and our cabin keys...

Cap Finistere ferry...
24h later...sunshine in Santander

making our way towards Bilbao...

Refueling...

Paying at the toll point...

Nearing Zaragoza...

700km later...nearing Barcelona (were Latitudes got dropped off).

All images: Latitudes | www.lttds.org
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'Mataró Chauffeur Service' - Day 6 & 7 – Festival opened

More views of Latitudes' space at Tate Modern Turbine Hall bridge during the 3-day festival No Soul for Sale. The organisers estimated 50,000 visitors would come during that weekend, but in the end 93,000 people came through Tate.
 
Customised number plate: MCS 2010 (Mataró Chauffeur Service 2010)
below: Martí Anson - 'Mataró Chauffeur Service' - Latitudes - No Soul for Sale - Tate Modern - 14–16 May 2010


Installation view of Latitudes' space at Tate Modern Turbine Hall.

Screening space inside the car: showing films by artists Bik Van der Pol, Marjolijn Dijkman, Jan Dibbets and Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller, as well as a series of ‘making of’ featurettes produced as part of ‘Portscapes’ the Latitudes-curated commissions series commissioned by the Port of Rotterdam with support from SKOR throughout 2009.

Visitor looking at publications and the slideshow with images of the journey from
Barcelona to London (via ferry Santander-Portsmouth).


Martin Creed and his band playing in the Turbine Hall.

All photos: Latitudes | www.lttds.org
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'Mataró Chauffeur Service' - Day 5 – Opening of 'No Soul for Sale-A Festival of Independents', 14–16 May, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern

Website 'No Soul for Sale' – www.nosoulforsale.com

NO SOUL FOR SALE’ is an initiative of the artist Maurizio Cattelan and curators Cecilia Alemani and Massimiliano Gioni. The first edition took place in New York [40° 30’N, 45° 1’N], between 24–28 June 2009 in the former Dia Center for the Arts. Then it gathered over 30 not-for-profit organisations, artists’ collectives and independent enterprises from Reykjavík, Berlin, Milan, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Trinidad amongst others.

Latitudes' space during the New York edition of 'No Soul for Sale', 24–28 June 2009

For the New York edition Latitudes invited the Brooklyn-based artist group The Bruce High Quality Foundation to conceive its office-scenario, which incorporated the ‘ruins’ of an abandoned 1983 Burger King facility on Governors Island. www.nosoulforsale.com

Map of the 70 participating organisations

View of the Turbine Hall, 14 May 2010

The London edition coincides with Tate Modern's 10th Anniversary celebrations. Latitudes, the only Spanish organisation, has invited Catalan artist Martí Anson (1967) to set up their temporary office. In response to the need to travel to London, Anson proposed to set up his own company, ‘Mataró Chauffeur Service’ (in honour of his home city) and drive the curatorial duo from Barcelona to London and back.

View of Latitudes' space in the 'bridge' area in Turbine Hall

Registering his employment as a driver, designing the livery of the single vehicle fleet and his uniform, and the journey to and from Tate Modern (including the ferry sailings from Santander to Portsmouth and back) all form a part of the project. The car is parked up for the weekend alongside a ‘typically Spanish’ picnic scenario of camping chairs, table and parasol.

View of Latitudes' space

Organisations taking part in No Soul For Sale include: Alternative Space LOOP (Seoul), Arrow Factory (Beijing), Arthub Asia (Shanghai/Bangkok/Beijing), Artis - Contemporary Israeli Art Fund (New York / Tel Aviv), Artspeak (Vancouver), Artists Space (New York), Auto Italia (London), Ballroom (Marfa), Black Dogs (Leeds), Barbur (Jerusalem), Capacete Entertainment (Rio de Janeiro), casa tres patios (Medellín), cneai= (Paris-Chatou), Collective Parasol (Kyoto), Dispatch (New York), e-flux (Berlin), 220 jours (Paris), Embassy (Edinburgh), Filipa Oliveira + Miguel Amado (Lisbon), FLUXspace (Philadelphia), FormContent (London), Galerie im Regierungsviertel/Forgotten Bar Project (Berlin), Green Papaya Art Projects (Manila), Hell Gallery (Melbourne), Hermes und der Pfau (Stuttgart), i-cabin (London), Intoart (London), K48 Kontinuum (New York), Kling & Bang (Reykjavík), L'appartement 22 (Rabat), Latitudes (Barcelona), Le Commissariat (Paris), Le Dictateur (Milan), Light Industry (New York), Lucie Fontaine (Milan), lugar a dudas (Cali), Mousse (Milan), Museum of Everything (London), Next Visit (Berlin), New Jerseyy (Basel), Not An Alternative (New York), no.w.here (London), Oregon Painting Society (Portland), Or Gallery (Vancouver), Post-Museum (Singapore), Para/Site Art Space (Hong Kong), Peep-Hole (Milan), PiST/// (Istanbul), PSL [Project Space Leeds] (Leeds), Rhizome (New York), Sala-Manca & Mamuta (Jerusalem), San Art (Ho Chi Minh City), Scrawl Collective (London), Studio 1.1 (London), Suburban (Chicago), Swiss Institute (New York), The Mountain School of Arts (Los Angeles), The Royal Standard (Liverpool), Thisisnotashop (Dublin), Torpedo - supported by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (Oslo), Tranzit (Prague), Viafarini DOCVA (Milan), Vox Populi (Philadelphia), Western Bridge (Seattle), Western Front Society (Vancouver), White Columns (New York), Y3K (Melbourne), 2nd Cannons Publications (Los Angeles), and 98 Weeks (Beirut).

'Mataró Chauffeur Service' has been generously supported by:

Sponsorship-in-kind by:
Tate Modern, Turbine Hall – Admission Free
14 and 15 May 2010, 10:00 – Midnight
16 May 2010 10:00 – 18:00
For information number please print +44 (0)20 7887 8888
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'Mataró Chauffeur Service' – Day 4 – Installation at Tate Modern Turbine Hall





Installation of the BMW at Tate Modern Turbine Hall bridge by the great technical team that came to help + info...

Tomorrow Thursday 10am opening of 'No Soul for Sale'!
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'Mataró Chauffeur Service' – Days 2 and 3









Journey in the Port Aven ferry from Santander to Portsmouth followed by drive from Portsmouth to London and car pick up by BMW technicians + info…


Tomorrow installation day at Tate Modern Turbine Hall…


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'Mataró Chauffeur Service' – Day 1

Images of the journey from Barcelona to Santander (via Zaragoza, Logroño and Bilbao) to take the ferry to Portsmouth, UK. + info...
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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."
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Newsletter#23 – May 2010

Newsletter in English | Newsletter en Español

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...

Check Latitudes' web www.lttds.org for further info
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