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Magazine

09 August 2011
The “critical” days

The Ministry of Culture of the Generalitat and has posted videos and summaries of the symposium of reflection on Catalan culture organized in mid-July: III Reflexions Crítiques. Canvis de paradigma: reptes i oportunitats de la Cultura. Can be found here.

And to take a significant counterpoint, the incisive and critical review of Jorge Luis Marzo here.

If the editorial of the latest issue of our magazine in September we announced that we will see the changes envisaged by the new government of Catalonia and Barcelona in the art infrastructure, both symposium and the analysis of them by Jorge Luis Marzo does not seem to brought very encouraging news. By now we have clearly bad news: CiU has blocked the construction of the contemporary art center of Girona. Bad start. Attentive.

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