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Escribir arte


06 February 2006

Escribir arte

A-Desk es una revista de y sobre crítica de arte. Parece pues necesario empezar por plantearse la función de la crítica, acotar su territorio y, sobre todo, pensarla como escritura, como género literario. Por ello, A-Desk abre con tres artículos dedicados a la función de la escritura crítica: Escribir Arte.

Martí Peran, Manel Clot y Chus Martínez desde posturas bien diferenciadas analizan la función de la crítica y su necesaria condición comprometida.

Desde un plano más teórico Martí Peran se pregunta abiertamente qué es la crítica y qué papel le toca cubrir. Manel Clot afirma con contundencia como la única salida de una práctica crítica pasa por un compromiso personal extremo. Mientras Chus Martínez, desde un ejemplo concreto, insiste en la condición constructora de discurso de la crítica de arte.

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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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