Libidinal Economy of the SpanishTransition

Authors Amador Fernández-Savater, Germán Labrador Méndez, Concha Jerez

The Museo Reina Sofía presents a new series of publications under the title Carta(s) which seeks to broaden the editorial format of the debates that unfold in the institution and beyond. Carta(s), the result of a joint project between the Museo’s Editorial Activities and Public Activities Departments, looks to draw attention to the reverberations between initiatives driven and welcomed by the Museo’s different lines of research and artistic and critical production.

In dialogue with the exhibition The Poetics of Democracy. Images and Counter-Images from the Transition, the the third volume, Libidinal Economy of the Transition, publishes a conversation between Amador Fernández-Savater and Germán Labrador Méndez on the latter’s Culpables por la literatura (imaginación política y contracultura, 1968-1986) [Guilt of Literature (Political Imagination and Counterculture, 1968–1986)]. Furthermore, this edition reproduces Concha Jerez’s Seguimiento de una noticia (Following a Piece of News, 1977), a series which records the appearance and progressive disappearance in the media of the death of five workmen, killed by the police during a workers’ protest in Vitoria in 1976. This work was published for the first time in an artist’s book format and is also part of the Museo Reina Sofía Collection.


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  • Year: 2018
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Format: 14,7 x 21 cm
  • Pages: 82
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-84-8026-588-1
  • NIPO: 828-18-008-7
  • Edited by: Museo Reina Sofía
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