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How to think about cultural policies in the era of Coronavirus?

We are going through a difficult and uncertain time. Today, more than ever, the effort made by the members of the PAN editorial team becomes relevant for a transforming art community.
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We are a non-profit project that has tried from day one to activate connections between the different agents of contemporary art in a transversal and global way. Our work is highly precarious, like that of many well-known and beloved artists.
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In this context we believe that it is very important to keep the links built. Encourage each other. Keep weaving nets. Since all this will one day pass, without a doubt, and it will be a question of the pandemic leaving us a learning experience with a minimum of losses.
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Our online platform is in force as a channel of expression and is established as a strong editorial project for the southern region. The section “La Panera” or in English “Break your bread” shows artists’ projects with a cured criterion. This part is the visible one. The invisible is the work that we do hand in hand together with each artist to reach the selection of images, the right text and the expected quality. In that round trip we know each other, sometimes a lot, others a little less. It is a seed that we plant and which then grows from parallel projects.
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Thanks to those who decide to build this space together. We encourage those who have not done so to contact us to make their projects visible and sow with us.
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The big picture forces us to be creative.
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This team works thinking about the future of small projects, and also about how public policies in relation to culture will change. We don’t have the answers. However, we decided, aimlessly, to continue the built work, to look ahead. The economic problem is the most urgent. Then others come.
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Transferring an analog production to a digital one involves a problem that we could equate to language translation. Something is always lost in a translation. But other things are also gained, the audience is expanded and new constellations are opened.
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Although transmitting a play in streaming, or seeing a visual play in a virtual way is not the same as seeing it live, at moments when the face-to-face dimension is canceled, the use of technology helps us to stay connected and working. But the hyper need to generate online content also overwhelms the public who watches from the other side of the screen.
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It is a unique moment for culture and the arts.
We are challenged to reinvent ourselves. Take advantage of this “time without time” to outline projects and move forward with another, slower pace.
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We will emerge from the pandemic transformed.
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We especially thank the artists who accompany us (in images @ enoc.vi @celina_baldasarre @ veronicainesgomez1 @santi_photo @marianafadon @roncarierica_art @elisainsua @anluzjoyeria) and the rest of the artists who can visit in the section La panera (link in bio)
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@fa_b_fa_b @diegofrangiphoto @jsantiagoaguirre @guillermina_lynch @evepietruschi @ molinari2303 @eugeniaryan @marisainsua @susanacabreraarteyjoyeria @mackyhurrellarte
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We also thank @doloreslamarca and @ paola.artcurator for their input and we encourage dedicated writers to join our team.
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We also thank all the agents of the art world who have granted us exclusive interviews, notes, important information. And especially to all those silent collaborators whom we have asked for help and advice more than once, to name a few @oficinaok @emilinlinlin
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We also especially thank the @simonettamkt geniuses who help us with the best Marketing tips and the @somos_polenta geniuses for the programming
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We especially mention @paganacasadearte who has opened the doors of his wonderful space for our PAN shows.
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And we hope very soon to continue with our samples through the unique space of the French bakery @gontrancherrierar where through its Art Space directed by @estefaradnic we had begun to make samples of La Panera
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Editorial: @ritamaschwitz @estefaradnic @ pia.dalesson and at a distance @irenemullerlohidoy

© Images:

Grid: Eve Pietruschi

Grilla over: Poème «Milly ou la Terre natale (II)» d´Alphonse de Lamartine, in Harmonies poétiques et religieuses (1830) – dont est tiré le titre de l’exposition © Circa – Isabelle Pellegrini, 2020

Editorial headline: Work of the artist Victor Enoc

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Learning through art. Interview with Camila Villaruel (Fundación PROA)