Visual Art Lecture Series: Max Andrews + Mariana Cánepa Luna
The Visual Art Lecture Series presents talks by leading Canadian and international artists, curators and academics.
Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna are guest faculty for the Visual + Digital Art thematic residency: Blueprint for Happiness. They are both co-founders of the curatorial office Latitudes.
Andrews and Cánepa Luna will forgo a chronological account of Latitudes’s projects of the last decade, and instead attempt various transects through their curatorial projects determined by raw materials and their transformation. From the zinc which led to an Esperanto micro-nation, to the air of a Beijing shopping centre, or the dead trees of printed news, Latitudes will try and join some traits and ideas around extractive modernity, obsolescence and the carbon cycle.
About Latitudes: Founded in 2005 by Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna, Latitudes is an independent curatorial office based in Barcelona, Spain, that works internationally within the field of contemporary art. Informed by an initial focus on ecology, Latitudes is especially interested in site, process and context. Latitudes has developed self-generated research-based projects in parallel with those produced at the invitation of museums, galleries and foundations, publishers, festivals and academic contexts. Exhibitions have formed an important but irregular part of Latitudes's practice. Other projects have deliberately taken a transdisciplinary approach to visibility and publicness while maintaining a broader bandwidth of working and thinking with art and artists.