[ PRESENTATION ]
«Even though one piece should work alone, I don’t think in one piece but in the discourse which occurs between pieces. The interaction of the works (discourse) can describe the concerns of the total work. A single work has to do with the moment and context in which it was made and how you see things in that precise situation. We see things differently through the years. To understand the work one needs to follow the evolution from previous work, which is inevitably related to the evolution of the person who made it.»
Bray, A. and Breymann, F. (1979). Muntadas: Personal/Public Conversation. Vancouver: Video Guide, p.10.
The core of the Muntadas’ Archive Archive Muntadas. Studies and Research Centre (ARXIU/AM) is the collection of documents accumulated by Muntadas over the course of his career. It is a living archive and in process, expanded every day with new contributions.
Over the last few years we have developed an online database that allows both the general public and specialised agents to access the information on the archived items. With a relational and hypertextual structure, the database is structured around Projects, Exhibitions, Publications and Events; these types of content are cross-referenced with each other, as well as with People, Institutions and graphic elements, stored in a Media Library.
The database can be consulted via this link. Please note that the ARXIU/AM database is under development. Some information may be incomplete or unverified. If you notice any contradictory or incorrect information, please write to us at arxiu[at]arxiumuntadas.org. Thank you!
[ TEAM ]
Coordination: Andrea Nacach, Lola Carrasco and Pablo Santa Olalla.
Technical development: Gerald Kogler.
Visual design: Teresa Mulet.
Contributors: Verónica Moll, Wireliz Soto, Filipa da Rocha Nunes, Naomi Luciano, Javiera Cádiz, Despoina Galaktopoulou, Sergio Rodíguez Beltrán, Tommaso Nabiuzzi.
[ SUPPORTED BY ]
The ARXIU/AM database is continuously supported by the Galería MPA.
It has also been possible to develop it with the following funding:
- Grant from the Institut de Cultura de Barcelona (ICUB) for artistic and cultural activities, projects and services with a multi-year duration (2017-2019).
- General grant from the Ajuntament de Barcelona, Culture and Education modality (2020).