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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.

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24 September 2013
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How to explain Catalonia to a dead hare

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Last Sunday we recommended the magnificent proposal Station to Station before entering into more arduous questions. By these more arduous questions we were referring to our new edition of the thematic magazine, the A*DESK MAGAZINE, that we’ve prepared. It is dedicated to Catalonia. We though that art and culture also have something to say regarding the process opened up a year ago: be it towards independence, federalism, confederalism or maintaining the status quo. The case is that Oriol Fontdevila, Martí Manen, Peio Aguirre, Martí Peran, Joan M. Minguet, Juan Canela and Eloy Fernández Porta have done just that. Our hope is therefore to open up the discussion beyond the common places of journalism, politicians and the economy (obviating the idea of culture as folklore).

How to explain Catalonia to a dead hare

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.

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How to explain Catalonia to a dead hare

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