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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 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.

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Magazine

17 January 2010
Todo quedó atrás

Lanzamos un nuevo número de a-desk después de algunas preguntas sobre la situación institucional y política en el sector artístico de Barcelona. Preguntas que siguen en el aire y sin respuesta, algo a lo que estamos bastante habituados. No por este motivo dejaremos de preguntar.

En este número entramos de nuevo en el análisis de lo que significa el arte y sus estructuras, los referentes (y autoreferentes) que se utilizan, los sistemas de legitimación y todo estos recursos que nos muestran lo importante que resulta pensar qué estamos haciendo. La velocidad del día a día puede conllevar que olvidemos las preguntas clave. En este número intentamos acercarnos a algunas de ellas.

Marcela Römer se pregunta sobre la institucionalización del trabajo de los artistas, Montse Badia sobre la mirada a los “clásicos” conceptuales desde las nuevas generaciones de artistas, Aimar Arriola pregunta sobre las ideas que dirigirán Hangar a partir de ahora, Paloma Checa sobre la representación del arte en el arte, y Rosa Naharro sobre la poesía en el espacio. Preguntas con algunas respuestas.

A*DESK is a critical platform focused on publishing, training, experimentation, communication and dissemination in relation to contemporary culture and art, which is defined by transversality. The starting point is contemporary art, because that is where we come from and this awareness allows us to go much further, to incorporate other disciplines and forms of thought in order debate issues that are relevant and urgent for understanding our present.

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