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Once more we are back with open competitions. Before the summer Carles Guerra abandoned the direction of the Virreina to become curator of MACBA and after 17 years at the head of CCCB, since it was founded, Josep Ramoneda’s contract now seems to have come to an end. Once again, the sector is calling for open competitions for both posts.
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However, emergencies aside, it also might not be a bad idea to begin a debate about the relevance of open competitions or at least about how they have functioned up until now. To shed some light on whether, however well managed, 17 years at the head of an institution is too long, or not.