Monday, 28 July 2008

Battle for Santa Mònica

Local art associations are not about to accept the sudden change in
direction of Barcelona's Centre d'Art de Santa Mònica without a fight.
The various groups issued a statement demanding that "the project put
foward by [Generalitat culture minister] Joan Tresserras be stopped"
until a ruling on the decision is released by the future Arts Council
that has been proposed as a new culture authority independent of
political interference. The statement called for establishing the Arts
Council as soon as possible and holding an international selection
process to select a new director. (Full story in printed edition)