Autor / Author: Hans D. Christ

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323* Carta de renuncia de tres miembros del consejo asesor de CIMAM en señal de protesta contra la censura de su actual presidente, Bartomeu Marí

Stuttgart, November 12, 2015 Press information CHARLES ESCHE, ABDELLAH KARROUM, AND VASIF KORTUN RESIGNED FROM THEIR POSITIONS AS BOARD MEMBERS OF CIMAM The directors of three renowned museums and art institutions—Charles Esche (Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven), Abdellah Karroum (Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha), and Vasif Kortun (Research & Programs at SALT in Istanbul)—have resigned from their positions as board members of CIMAM – International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art. Their resignation is based on their lack of confidence in the board of CIMAM and its current president, Bartomeu Marí, who censored an artwork shown in The Beast and the Sovereign, an exhibition that was coproduced by the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (WKV) and the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA). “We are very pleased about this act of solidarity and this clear positioning against censorship. We do hope very much that this act will provoke an open debate about the future of art institutions—and that it supports the rehabilitation of the former curators of MACBA, Valentín Roma and Paul B. Preciado, …