WAA.063

Antonia Salom and Marysia Lewandowska; At Salom's home in Barcelona; 15/3/86

Lewandowska interviews Spanish curator Antonia Salom. She begins by asking why Salom finds freelance curating a preferable career choice in contrast to a position in an institution. Salom describes the role of institutions in Spain, such as the Miró Foundation.

Salom describes the minimal cultural infrastructure in Spain, contextualising her role in a country which despite considerable poverty have exported significant artists such as Goya, Velázquez and Dali. Public banks fund official government culture, but aside from this there are only what Salom describes as 'isolated' pockets of funding such as trusts and galleries.

Galleries are commercial rather than grassroots artist led, therefore there are very few grants available making Spain a tough cultural landscape to practice as a young artist.


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Accession No. WAA.063
Artist: Antonia Salom and Marysia Lewandowska
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Place/Year: At Salom's home in Barcelona 15/3/86
Type: Private Conversation
Technical aspects: Clear sound
Duration: 01:34:34
Tape capacity: 90'
Tape brand: TDK