[oberlist] ES* cfA: CIMAM Petition to Support Manuel Borja-Villel , Director of Museo Reina Sofía

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Subject: [transversal] Fwd: CIMAM Petition to Support Manuel Borja-Villel,
Director of Museo Reina Sofía
From:    "contact at eipcp.net" <contact at eipcp.net>
Date:    Sun, November 2, 2014 11:09 pm
To:      transversal-list at eipcp.net

*Support Manuel Borja-Villel, Director of Museo Reina Sofía, and the
team at the Museum in their opposition to the attempted censorship of a
work of art in the exhibition "Really Useful Knowledge"*
Petition by CIMAM International Committee of ICOM for Museums and
Collections of Modern Art

CIMAM wishes to express its support to Manuel Borja-Villel, Director of
Museo Reina Sofía (MNCARS), Madrid, and the entire team at the Museum in
their opposition to the attempted censorship of a work of art presented
within the exhibition Really Useful Knowledge.

Religious groups are pressuring the Spanish Ministry of Culture to
censure this exhibition. CIMAM is against such pressures on any cultural
institution dedicated to promoting the principles of artistic expression
and freedom.

The exhibition endeavors to position the notion of critical pedagogy as
a crucial element in collective struggles, and explore the tension
between individual and social emancipation through education with
examples that are both historical and current, and their relation to
organizational forms capable of leading unified resistance to the
reproduction of capital.

The programming of art institutions is done for the construction of a
civil and public space of debate and of a critical discussion around the
experiences we share. Art institutions are for freedom, respect and
debate; never for repression, violence nor censorship.

CIMAM wishes to encourage debate and civilized exchange of ideas and
wants to express the deep concern for the turn of the actions against
the freedom of artistic expressions and of the values of dialogue
defended by the Museo Reina Sofía (MNCARS). ??CIMAM has initiated a
petition addressed to the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and
Sports, to support Manuel Borja-Villel, director of Museo Reina Sofía
(MNCARS) and the entire team involved in this exhibition.

Sign the Petition

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