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 with A*DESK, and continue to do so. Their efforts, knowledge and belief in the project are what make it grow internationally. 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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10 April 2006
Curating? (II)

Como espacio de discusión dedicado a la crítica de arte, A-Desk continua reflexionando en esta segunda entrega sobre el rol desempeñado por el curador, una de las posiciones más relevantes y complejas del sistema arte en la actualidad. De este modo, Curating?(II) ofrece tres nuevos artículos que intentan redefinir sus funciones, así como sus estrechos vínculos con la práctica de la crítica.

Publicamos una entrevista de Jacob Fabricius al también comisario Barnaby Drabble a proposito de uno de sus proyectos: Curating Degree Zero Archive. Además, Peio Aguirre analiza en un largo ensayo, “Crítica y comisariado en la vida pública”, la crisis de la crítica y el ascenso del comisariado en los últimos años. Finalmente, Søren Andreasen y Lars Bang Larsen reflexionan sobre el rol del productor cultural y el comisario como mediadores.

A*DESK is a critical platform focused on publishing, training, experimentation, communication and dissemination in relation to contemporary culture and art, which is defined by transversality. The starting point is contemporary art, because that is where we come from and this awareness allows us to go much further, to incorporate other disciplines and forms of thought in order debate issues that are relevant and urgent for understanding our present.

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