Imagen

In Spain, criticism has played an uncertain role in shaping the system of contemporary art. The demand for ‘real criticism’ has been constant when trying to give consistency to an artistic scene perceived as fragile and too dependent on spurious interests. This volume has been conceived as a survey of a series of episodes, critical texts and contexts since the end of the Franco regime, with the aim of explaining the dilemmas, debates and negotiations that accompanied the development of art criticism. Partial and fragmented, the image that is derived from it helps us understand the futility of applying the same demands to the present, since criticism requires a degree of autonomy that is practically nonexistent in our artistic structures. When questioning the current role of criticism, we should perhaps look at those spaces that are trying to experiment with a new political imagination.

Technical details

Publication date:
2014
Author:
Collection:
Desacuerdos
Support:
Pages:
328
Illustrations:
115
Editorial category:
Essay books
Editions:
Spa 978-84-92505-76-0
I like to work with what is often called "cultural heritage", but the materials that I use are banal and clichéd, like sugar blocks, doors, couscous, rugs, official documents.
Latifa Echakhch