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06 November 2009
La crítica en directo

Martí Manen

En los encuentros sociales del mundo del arte predomina lo “social” y lo “encuentro” por encima de lo “arte”. Parece difícil que se generen las situaciones para el diálogo sobre contenidos, para la opinión, para la crítica.

Sorprende que en un contexto donde la eventualización es importante y donde la necesidad de público también manda, no se pongan en marcha, desde el campo institucional, sesiones de “crítica en directo”.

Aunque a lo mejor sería una práctica no habitual invitar a críticos a dialogar y criticar libremente sobre exposiciones, líneas de programación o proyectos museográficos cuando lo que se pretende -en muchos casos- es precisamente invitarles para que no critiquen…

Director of Index Foundation, Stockholm, 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.

"A desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the world" (John Le Carré)