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18 February 2010
ARCO día uno: qué bien viene el café.

Paloma Checa

Tanto él como nosotros sabemos de sobra que todo lo que hace se mueve en el intermedio definido por la aprobación y la negación de la estructura oficial del arte y la política. Opera siempre con una actitud crítica pero cómplice, siendo él el primer irónico a la hora de denunciar los fallos del sistema mientras se sirve de ellos.

Santiago Sierra suele conseguir incomodarnos con inteligencia y sentido plástico. Pero el caso del desfile de la N y de la O en el primer día de ARCO es otro asunto, pues sólo podía tolerarse si se veía desde la cafetería de la esquina.

Paloma Checa-Gismero is Assistant Professor at San Diego State University and Candidate to Ph.D. in Art History, Criticism and Theory at the University of California San Diego. A historian of universal and Latin American contemporary art, she studies the encounters between local aesthetics and global standards. Recent academic publications include ‘Realism in the Work of Maria Thereza Alves’, Afterall, autumn/winter 2017, and 'Global Contemporary Art Tourism: Engaging with Cuban Authenticity Through the Bienal de La Habana', in Tourism Planning & Development, vol. 15, 3, 2017. Since 2014 Paloma is a member of the editorial collective of FIELD journal.

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