Thursday, 3 April 2008

Interview: Ferran Barenbilt. ‘Let’s not talk about numbers’

Ferran Barenblit (Buenos Aires, 1968) has been the director of the Centre d'Art Santa Mònica (CASM) since 2003. In this interview, he defends his project, which has been questioned lately. According to rumours unconfirmed by the culture minister, Manuel Trasseres, the venue could be closed down or turned into a Generalitat venue for the promotion of Catalan culture. However, Barenblit says he is committed to the value of Santa Mònica, which cannot be measured only in terms of the size of the public it receives. (Full story in printed edition).