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The Valencian authorities took step one and Nuria Enguita It didn't take 24 hours to present the subsequent one. The director of the Valencian Institute of Modern Art (IVAM), has introduced his resignation this Wednesday in response to the grievance that the Minister of Culture herself had despatched to the Prosecutor's Office for a donation that Enguita made to the muse of Vicente Todol. The former director of the Tate Modern in London acquired some land from Enguita via the Todol Citrus basiseven if she had beforehand participated as a jury within the public competitors that elected the now former director of the IVAM.

In a press release, Enguita has denounced the “continued attacks” in opposition to him based mostly, he assures, “on falsified information” and contemplating that it doesn’t have the assist of the Consell. Despite the grievance to the Prosecutor's Office, the spokesperson for the Valencian Government, Ruth Merino, assured this similar Wednesday that Enguita would proceed to run the museum so long as no irregularity was confirmed.

According to Enguita, together with his departure from IVAM he seeks to “avoid further damage to the museum.” “Given the complaint made by the Generalitat Valenciana and the continued attacks against me based on falsified information, it is evident that I do not have the support of the Valencian Government,” he states within the letter. The vice chairman of the Generalitat and Minister of Culture, Vicente Barrera (Vox) had not publicly requested him to resign both, though sources from his division confirmed that the museum was present process an audit. “No one has invited him to leave,” Barrera made clear.

Enguita has identified that final week the thirty fifth anniversary of the IVAM was efficiently celebrated and “it was demonstrated that the institution is at its best moment in the last 25 years”, and provides: “It does not seem a coincidence that the malicious attacks against me coincide with the moment of maximum social visibility of the museum”, he burdened.

In this sense, he has defended that the restoration work with which his management started “is on track” and now it’s the accountable groups and the residents “who have to defend the institutions, given the fragility to which they are subjected by political interests.” -medical”.

“In these 4 years, with the dedication and enthusiasm of many individuals, now we have achieved some not inconsiderable aims,” added the Madrid expert, to conclude her writing by thanking all those who have collaborated with the IVAM and, most especially , to his closest team for his “magnificent” professionalism.

The truth is that with the arrival of Vox to the Culture Department of the Generalitat, there had been speculation about his possible departure from IVAM. Culture, however, maintained confidence in him, despite the fact that in other cultural institutions the top officials have been dismissed. But now one of the main Valencian museums is completely beheaded, since the Minister of Culture was immersed in the process of searching for a new manager for the IVAM.

In fact, Culture sources have recognized that, “instantly”, the Generalitat must “end the supervisor choice course of and research the components for the appointment of the long run director of the establishment that’s turning 35 years previous.” “The IVAM continues to perform utterly usually,” they have insisted from the department in the hands of Vox, which respects Enguita's decision and appreciates “her approach of working and the collaboration throughout these months.”

In any case, for Culture this is “a case inherited from the earlier authorities and, due to this fact, these accountable at the moment for the choice course of for senior positions, such because the one occupied by Nuria Enguita, are those who should give all the suitable explanations.” “to make clear all elements of this matter and collaborate with each the administration and the justice system the place acceptable to wash up the nice title and status of the IVAM.”

Nuria Enguita was elected in September 2020 as director of the IVAM. She accepted through public competition, although she was the only candidate. Two years later, she formalized the donation of some land to Todol's foundation, a gesture that she admitted but framed in a “crowdfunding marketing campaign” in which 25 other artists participated. As Cultura pointed out in its letter to the Prosecutor's Office, “it may very well be deduced that the chosen applicant would have made a 'pure' donation in favor of the member of the analysis fee, not modal or conditional, so It may very well be a retributive donation“.