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Magazine

12 April 2009
It’s the economy

Martí Manen

Algo de datos y cifras.

El museo de arte de Las Vegas redujo su presupuesto en un 30% y cerró sus puertas en febrero, “hivernando” hasta una supuesta recuperación de la economía.
El presupuesto del Art Institute de Chicago se redujo en un 25%, subiendo en precio de las entradas en un 50%.
El Detroit Institute of Art redujo su presupuesto en un 20%.

Los últimos cartuchos se gastan para encontrar nuevo público. Así, los proyectos más arriesgados pasan a la nevera y los fondos de las colecciones ocupan las salas de exposición. Un ejemplo: Monet en el Moma (de su colección, como no).

Otros museos se convierten en espacios desde los que “superar” la crisis: el MET sigue ampliando su espacio expositivo, también el Cleveland Institute of art se gastará 50 millones de dólares en otra ampliación del edificio.

Exhibition curator and art critic. Yes, after Judith Butler it is possible to be several things at once. He thinks that questions are important and that, sometimes, to ask means to point out.

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