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A*DESK has been offering since 2002 contents about criticism and contemporary art. A*DESK has become consolidated thanks to all those who have believed in the project, all those who have followed us, debating, participating and collaborating. Many people have collaborated selflessly with A*DESK, and continue to do so. Their efforts, knowledge and belief in the project are what make it grow. At A*DESK we have also generated work for over one hundred professionals in culture, from small collaborations with reviews and classes, to more prolonged and intense collaborations.

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29 December 2009
11 Por favor, levántense

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“Por Favor, levántense para escuchar el himno nacional”. Así empezaba la Performance “William Holden in Frankfurt” de Dora García en el Macba. Frente a la incertidumbre de qué himno nacional se trataba, la espera fue tensa y se tardaron varios minutos en lograr que el público se levantara.
Después sonó el himno nacional de Polonia.

Ni el catalán ni el español, pero la tensión ya se había generado y el público de arte de la ciudad pudo ver claramente su miedo a significarse políticamente más allá de la esfera de lo privado.

A*DESK, Independent Institute of Criticism and Contemporary Art, is dedicated to learning, publishing and research related to the criticism of contemporary art. Taking the view that critical thought makes individuals free, its mission is to defend actively the importance of criticism: to generate debate about contemporary art, to enable each individual to establish their own opinion and by doing so promote culture.

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29 December 2009

11 Por favor, levántense

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