«The artist should be a catalyst of the times in which we live, or the time in which the artist lives. The artist produces cultural-anthropological elements that provide information about his time.»
Sichel, B. (1982, October/November). Antonio Muntadas: The Images from the Media Landscape. Artery, 6, p.2.

Archive of Archives is a work in progress, conceived by Antoni Muntadas and promoted by the Muntadas Archive Association. Center of Studies and Research (ARXIU/AM).

As part of this project, our archive is connected to other archives at other institutions, thereby generating an online hub connecting other locations and places of knowledge. To do so the the ARXIU/XAM has proposed the creation of a website directing users to the documentation conserved by each institution.

The objective of this open working process is to facilitate access, physical as well as virtual, to material related to Muntadas’ work for the purpose of artistic or theoretical research, personal or collective, academic or non-academic.

A developing version of the hub can be accessed by clicking here.


Bearing in mind my professional career throughout which I have developed projects around the world, I began to consider the possibility of creating an archive of archives, the conception of which should logically reflect this dynamic.

Archive of Archives would consist of a series of geographical locations linking up through the network. At each location the information gathered would enable the creation of a hub that would then connect with others permitting the consultation of the details of site-specific projects, either by viewing the material on site or online. These hubs could be set up and located in at sites already holding material and information. The scanning and uploading of physical documents would bring to a large network of hubs related to my work into being.

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Centre Pompidou (Beaubourg), Paris
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
Museo de Arte Contemporânea, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo
Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen
Centre d’Estudis i Documentació Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona

MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver


Ainhoa González Graupera
Andrea Nacach
Maite Muñoz
Pablo Santa Olalla

This Project has received funding from the Institut de Cultura de Barcelona (ICUB).