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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 selflessly with A*DESK, and continue to do so. Their efforts, knowledge and belief in the project are what make it grow. 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.

At A*DESK we believe in the need for free and universal access to culture and knowledge. We want to carry on being independent, remaining open to more ideas and opinions. If you believe in A*DESK, we need your backing to be able to continue. You can now participate in the project by supporting it. You can choose how much you want to contribute to the project.

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Magazine

01 April 2010
Estado crítico, estado urbano

A*DESK

De una ciudad se pide que sea un lugar activo, que tenga emoción, que pasen cosas, que llegue a alterar nuestra conciencia y facilite -mediante lo que nos da- la capacidad para pensar y repensar lo que ocurre a nuestro alrededor.

En el momento en que una ciudad es aburrida y no “permite” que el debate cultural sea de calidad, toca replantearse qué está pasando. La tradición crítica en una ciudad es algo que raramente se valora políticamente; seguramente lo contrario. Si sus habitantes están calladitos mejor que mejor. Además, las dosis adecuadas de espectáculo ayudarán a apaciguar las fieras.

Pero la tradición crítica, y su continuación en la actualidad, en las ciudades ayuda a que toque generar proyectos más válidos, ya que los productores culturales se la juegan mucho más al existir un receptor capaz de recordarles que no, que no cuela.

En este número de A*DESK nos movemos entre tres ciudades: New York, Madrid y Barcelona. Javier Hontoria se acerca a la exposición comisariada por Jeff Koons en el New Museum y Clara Paolini a la retrospectiva sobre Tim Burton en el MoMA en New York, Rosa Naharro a la exposición de Tania Bruguera en Juana de Aizpuru en Madrid y Frederic Montornés a “Atopia” en el CCCB de Barcelona.

A*DESK, Independent Institute of Criticism and Contemporary Art, is dedicated to learning, publishing and research related to the criticism of contemporary art. Taking the view that critical thought makes individuals free, its mission is to defend actively the importance of criticism: to generate debate about contemporary art, to enable each individual to establish their own opinion and by doing so promote culture.

Articles

01 April 2010

Estado crítico, estado urbano

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