Publications

Fabra i Coats Centre d’Art Contemporani has a publishing activity that is mainly manifested in exhibition catalogs. These issues not only document exhibitions, but with its theoretical contributions, they are instrumental in  the study of contemporary art . Some of the publications are available in printed format and others in digital format for downloading. According to their characteristics are distributed in order to give local artists and groups an international scope. 

Living In-between was a programme that mobilised the Fabra i Coats Contemporary Art Centre as a creator and catalyst for interaction between contemporary artistic practices and other social spaces. It aimed to offer the means to collate and respond to the emerging new ways of doing and re-thinking institutions. The initiative understood artistic practices and collective processes to be essential tools for activating transformative strategies that contribute to both the cultural ecosystem and the social context.

Cohabitar entre-
[Institutional risings / Artistic practices / Collective processes]

ISBN: 978-84-9156-045-6
Editor: ICUB (Ajuntament de Barcelona)
Format: 15 x 24 cm
Languages: catalan, spanish, english

Price: 15€

 

Transcendent Barcelona

An alternative narrative on the city’s culture

This book has been published as part of the Living In-between project, coordinated between February 2016 and April 2017 by Idensitat, LaFundició, Sinapsis and Transductores.

ISBN: 978-84-16828-20-3
Editor Pol·len and La Ciutat Invisible
Number of pages: 123
Format: Hardcover

Price: €12

Publication about the exhibition curated by Martí Peran that becomes its theoretical corpus and an essay about fatigue.

ISBN: 978-84-9850-840-6
pages: 104 p. + 4 covers
measurements: 11 x 18 cm
soft cover

Price: 5 €

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An art centre, think about it as a possibility. During the exhibition season of 2014, David Armengol and Martí Manen tested out a live art centre after winning a call to compete to be in charge of the programme for the yet to be defined Centre d’Art Contemporani. A programme of exhibitions requires a communication system, an educational project and tools to manage it. Armengol and Manen reacted to these needs and to the thirst for a context to offer a grammar for spelling out art, texts and possibilities for connection.

This book explains the process, the decision making and provides a vivid take on the specific moment. It also serves as an archive of activities, shows, contact with artists and other institutions, whilst never forgetting the real people who visited the art centre. Layers of reading that branch off, extend and are defined before our very eyes. Layers of readings between generations, between contexts, between languages, between times, between ways of understanding what makes something art,what makes something literature.This is how the chronicles and narratives in The Text: First Notions and Findings take shape.

Format: 19,5 x 12 cm
Pages: 272
ISBN: 978-84-16205-09-7
Publishing date: November 2015
Price: 12 euros

Free booklet on the exhibition with the curatorial text by Martí Peran, the calendar of activities and the description of all the works on display. 

Materials

Compilation of different texts

Edited by Espai en Blanc.

For sale at the centre's reception. Price: 3 €

Artist book by Oriol Vilanova that follows his work No Middleman.

Published on the context of the exhibition After Landscapes. Copied cities.

 

Format: 14 x 28 cm

Pages: 16

Designed by Alex Gifreu - Photos by Pep Herrero

Edited on 2015

Price 5€

For sale at the Centre's reception.

The rapid deterioration of the environment by ideologic neoliberalism and the global economy causes the disappearance of original landscapes and their increasing homogenization. The replicas of a given city in a geographical context different from the original is the ultimate expression of this after landscape condition . In recent decades the copied city phenomenon has proliferated as a result of multiple dynamics: the collapse of architecture in the form of a global style, economic relocation that exports dominant models, cumulative land management, tourism sublimation and simulation technologies or even military agendas asking accurate reproductions of war scenarios to test their destructive ability. The project After Landscape. Copied cities suggests a reflection on all these issues.

Format: 17 x 24
Pages: 248
ISBN: 978-84-475-4204-8
Date of edition: 2015
Price 15 €.

For sale at the Center or through Universidad de Barcelona's publication website.

Book published in the context of the exhibition Peter Downsbrough-The Book(s) (2013), curated by Moritz Küng.

 

Format: 15,90 x 23,10 cm

Pages: 80

ISBN: 978-3-7757-3586-5

Edition date: 2013

Published in the context of the exhibition This is not an art show, even (2012) curated by David G. Torres.
 
Format: 14 x 23 cm
Pages: 48 
EAN: 9788460076209
Edition date: 2012