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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

06 December 2009
Nombres propios y lugares

A*DESK

Tere Badia en Hangar Y Moritz Küng en Canòdrom. El mundo del arte está compuesto por nombres propios y lugares. Si los primeros funcionan, los segundos tienen un buen porvenir delante suyo. Si los primeros funcionan y no se les presiona políticamente, no se les carga con trucos burocráticos para limitarles, no se lucha contra ellos para que se cansen, no se les demuestra que tienen alguien arriba con quien pasar cuentas y que se la juegan si no siguen sus gustos, entonces los segundos tienen un buen porvenir.

Pensando en nombres propios y en lugares, este número de a-desk se acerca a algunos de los primeros y a uno de los segundos. Una artista enormemente consagrada y que sigue siendo la imagen de un momento como es Nan Goldin, un cineasta como Fati Akin capaz de mezclar imagen y sonido de la misma forma que tradiciones y culturas, así como el joven duo de artistas Goldin + Senneby que escapan de los límites sin olvidar donde están. Y un lugar: San Francisco, la tradicional cuna norteamericana de las estructuras y funcionamientos más allá de lo institucional.

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

06 December 2009

Nombres propios y lugares

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