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Spotlight

25 October 2017
Manifesto against 155 and open letter against the violation of the laws of the EU

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A short time ago, Thierry Geoffroy told us in an interview that emergencies are replacing the contemporary. Emergencies, states of emergency.

Spotlight is born as a section from which we may respond to this situation. The gravity of the situation in Catalonia is an example of this new scenario of continuous emergency, of a permanent state of emergency that is leading Spain, and also Europe and the world at large, into a very dangerous zone where if we do not react soon, ultimately what are called into question are individual and collective human rights in the name of ‘safety’, ‘order’ and ‘legality’. From the field of culture we have a lot to say. We shall begin by echoing the manifesto signed by the Executive Committee of the Council for Culture in Barcelona Town Hall, Manifest155_Comite Executiu Consell Cultura_CAT, and the open letter from academicians, intellectuals and politicians before a situation that is worsening by the day.

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.

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25 October 2017

Manifesto against 155 and open letter against the violation of the laws of the EU

31 December 2018

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30 November 2018

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31 October 2018

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