Accompanying the 'Brave New Worlds' exhibition at the Walker Art Center
Latitudes wrote the essay 'Future Conditional'
(available to read via issuu) for the 300-page illustrated catalogue
. The text examined different toilet designs in Europe, the Catalan caganer
figure and ways that these may illuminate Spain's rapid changes
in the midst of massive demographic transformations, in the wake of terrorist bombings and the election of a leftist administration.
The catalogue contains texts by exhibition curators Doryun Chong
and Yasmil Raymond
and correspondent essays penned by art historians, critics, and curators including Cecilia Brunson (Chile), Hu Fang (China), Tone Hansen (Norway), Mihnea Mircan (Romania), and José Roca (Colombia). Furthermore, texts by philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah, author and activist Arundhati Roy, and award-winning foreign correspondent Janine di Giovanni provided additional perspectives on recent global affairs.
Addressing contemporary international art beyond glib expressions of globalism, the exhibition 'Brave New Worlds
' assesses the current state of political consciousness and its multiple artistic manifestations in an era characterized by the unraveling of a unified world order. Guided by the questions “How do we know?,” How do we experience?,” and “How do we dream about the world?,” twenty-four artists from more than a dozen countries in Southeastern Europe, South America, the Middle East, East Asia, North America, and North Africa propose their own answers in paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, and videos.
Armando Andrade Tudela, Yto Barrada
, Yael Bartana
, Mark Bradford, Fernando Bryce, Mircea Cantor
, Cao Fei
, Banu Cennetoglu, GimHongSok, Runa Islam, Gabriel Kuri, Jorge Macchi
, Josephine Meckseper, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Noguchi Rika, Dan Perjovschi
, Lia Perjovschi, Walid Raad, Tomás Saraceno
, Sean Snyder, Erik van Lieshout, Haegue Yang
, Zheng Guogu, and Artur Zmijewski.