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Summary: Jesús Carrillo is a Professor of Contemporary Art History at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Head of the Cultural Programmes Department of the Reina Sofia Museum since 2008. He combines an analysis of contemporary culture and cultural institutions with a critical reading of art historical narratives. He has published: Arte en la Red (Madrid: Cátedra, 2004), Naturaleza e Imperio (Madrid: 12 calles, 2004) and Tecnología e Imperio (Madrid: Nivola, 2003), and has also edited: Modos de hacer: arte crítico, esfera pública y acción directa (Salamanca: Ediciones de la Universidad de Salamanca, 2001), Tendencias del Arte. Arte de Tendencias (Madrid: Citedra, 2003), Desacuerdos: sobre arte, políticas y esfera pública en el Estado español vols 1, 2, 3 y 4 (Barcelona: Macba, 2004-2007), Douglas Crimp: Posiciones críticas (Madrid: Akal, 2005), Martha Rosler. Imágenes Públicas (Barcelona: Gustavo Gili, 2008).
In his presentation, Jesús Carrillo will present the Reina Sofia's project on the Universal Archive. Modern museums traditionally combine accumulation and display: two typical operations of power. Modern museums also reflect colonial power relations, both past and present. Reina Sofia Museum is a national institution with specific ideological functions, as a representation of the Spanish State at home and abroad. Being aware of this, under the notion of Museos del Sur, it has recently embraced the task of transforming the institution from within, taking a political stance towards a different approach in which communality and universal access become central principles. The aim of the project Universal Archive is not to deterritorialize culture in 'google' terms, but to explore a different power relationship between the local and the global. Reina Sofia Museum does not only need to work against the grain of its inertia as a collector of precious objects and set up a technological framework that makes the archive network possible, but it also has to develop new protocols and a whole new ethic, to deal with other agents which share the legitimacy and the authority with regard to this heritage that is nobody's and everybody's at the same time.