To search for an exact match, type the word or phrase you want in quotation marks.
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.
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.
You can decide how much you want to bring to the project.
What does it mean to be the citizen of a country in a globalised world? What is it worth? What are the implications? In 1998 Matthieu Laurette began a piece, that is still in progress, titled The Citizenship Project, in which he began to investigate the conditions required to obtain different nationalities. His objective was to obtain as many nationalities as possible, going a wee bit further than the legal restrictions, to explore the idea of citizenship within a globalised world. Within this working framework, for example, in 2001 invited by Harald Szeemann to participate in Venice Biennale, he decided to write a letter (along with the curator) to the 111 countries that weren´t participating in the biennale, offering them the possibility of representing them officially at the event, in return for obtaining citizenship from said country. Evidencing in this way not just the cynicism of the globalised world but also the absurdity of nationalities.
Spain wasn´t one of these 111 countries given that it has its own pavilion in the Giardini,but now, if Laurette wanted to obtain Spanish nationality, he would simply have to present documents crediting him with the purchase of home of a value superior to 160.000 €. With this alone, it is already possible to become a Spanish citizen or quite literally acquire Spanish citizenship. Without a doubt, these measures along with the current fiscal amnesty open up new perspectives for the future…A future full of reductions, obviously. Lamentably, the model that is currently being followed here is not that of Sweden, but that of the brand Eurovegas.
Working in art
“We understand patronage and philanthropy as a tool for creating capital and social wealth”
“GOTEO encompasses access to culture, democratization of financing and the right to sustain long-term citizen projects.”
“When we speak of cultural industries, we must add the economic element so that cultural agents can make a living.”
"A desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the world" (John Le Carré)