Description: Emergencies collects work relating to Alfredo Jaar's Emergency, or to its call for attention to the developing world. From Tony Oursler's Boot to Anri Sala's Dammi i Colori, the works presented here were gathered together for the inaugural exhibition at the Museo de Arte Contemporneo de Castilla y Le*n, which opened in Le*n, Spain, in 2005. MUSAC's agenda, above and beyond collecting contemporary art, is the establishment of a dialogue with the public about everyday events that affect and threaten human sensibility. Emergencies documents that collecting, and is also a platform for the expression of the artists' and the museum's utopian hopes, as well as a stage for the fight between injustice and artists' dreams. To that end, each section of this dense, well-designed volume lists further reading on the artistic and political topics covered--government, nonprofit and reference addresses to turn to for more information in addition to web sites of interest.Actar is the author of 'Emergencies ', published 2006 under ISBN 9788495951885 and ISBN 8495951886.