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04 August 2013
Antidisturbios en Art Basel

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Así actúa la policía suiza para proteger al arte. No es una performance. Sucedió durante la última edición de la feria Art Basel. Un grupo tomó la instalación “Favela cafe” del artista Tadashi Kawamata y el arquitecto Christophe Scheidegger. Protestaban así contra lo que entendían una banalización del problema social y político de las favelas, usando su aspecto para realizar un bar chic en la feria de arte más exclusiva, y en Suiza. Así que convirtieron el café en un auténtico bar con música. Hasta que la feria y la policía decidieron que ya había bastante mediante el tradicional uso de balas de goma. El resultado: arte sin metáforas y una auténtica descripción de lo que el sistema de las artes es.

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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