With the participation of: Artis Contemporary Israeli Art Fund (New York and Tel Aviv), Ballroom (Marfa), BizArt/Arthub (Shanghai/Hong Kong), DISPATCH (New York), Empty Purse Publications (New York), Filipa Oliveira + Miguel Amado (Lisbon), FLUXspace (Philadelphia), Galerie im Regierungsviertel/Forgotten Bar Project (Berlin), Hermes und der Pfau (Stuttgart), K 48 (New York), Kadist Art Foundation (Paris), Kling&Bang (Reykjavík), L’Appartement 22 (Rabat), Latitudes (Barcelona), LAXART (Los Angeles), Light Industry (Brooklyn), Lucie Fontaine (Milan), Migrating Forms (New York), Mousse Magazine (Milan), Next Visit (Berlin), Not An Alternative (Brooklyn), Office for Contemporary Art Norway (Oslo), Participant Inc. (New York), Rhizome (New York), STARSHIP (Berlin), Storefront for Art and Architecture (New York), Studio Film Club (Trinidad), Supportico Lopez (Berlin), Surasi Kusolwong (Thailand), Swiss Institute (New York), TART (San Francisco), The Mountain School of Arts (Los Angeles), Thisisnotashop (Dublin), Transformer (Washington, D.C.), Via Farini (Milan), Vox Populi (Philadelphia), WAGE Artists (New York), White Columns (New York).
Held at X Initiative
from 24–28 June 2009, ‘No Soul for Sale – A Festival of Independents
’ brought together over 30 not-for-profit centres, alternative institutions, artists’ collectives and independent enterprises from Berlin, Milan, Dublin, Barcelona, Paris, Reykjavík, Hong Kong, Rabat, Trinidad, New York, Los Angeles, etc. supporting a diverse cultural and international programme.Latitudes
set up a temporary office-base camp in the former Dia Art Foundation
building on 22nd Street, transposing daily operations while presenting their publications, screening videos and artist's ephemera. The office-'scenario'
was conceived by the New York-based artist group The Bruce High Quality Foundation
, incorporating ‘the ruins’ from the abandoned 1983 Burger King
facility on Governors Island, where the Foundation recently shot 'Isle of the Dead
', a zombie movie shown as part of Creative Time
’s 'This World & Nearer Ones
'. The BHQF also screened three films during the festival screening & performance programme on June 28th.
During ‘No Soul for Sale
’ Latitudes also premiered the 8 minute film '6 Hours Tide Object with Correction of Perspective
', the new version of a 1969 film by Dutch Conceptual artist Jan Dibbets (1941) and the inaugural project of Portscapes
, the commission series taking place throughout 2009 in and around Maasvlakte 2
, the 2,000 hectare expansion of the Port of Rotterdam