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04 August 2013
Antidisturbios en Art Basel

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.

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