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The Archive was created out of the conviction that since the beginning of the last century, and especially from the fifties onwards, artistic production cannot be understood simply through the artwork in itself, and that the document is an element ...

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  • NERVO ÓPTICO and ESPAÇO N.O. FondsThe documentary collection of Nervo Óptico and Espaço N.O., which belongs to the MACBA Study Centre, was created in 2009 through a donation from the Fundação Vera Chaves Barcellos (Porto Alegre, Brazil) stemming from an agreement between this foundation and the MACBA Study Centre for the exchange publications and other documentary material.

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  • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona (1959-1967)FondsThe fonds brings together documents generated by the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona during it existence (1959–67). It also contains information about the museum generated by third parties and institutions with which it maintained relations, such as the Salón Femenino de Arte Actual (Women’s Salon of Modern Art).

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  • Pere Sousa FondsThe fonds contains diverse material from the Merz Mail archive related to mail art, including correspondence, postcards, envelopes, graphic material and objects belonging to Edgardo Antonio Vigo and Ray Johnson, among others, as well as publications and artist stamps.

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  • Joan Brossa FondsThroughout his life, Brossa accumulated huge amounts of material of all kinds, which grew so large that in 1987 he was forced to rent a second studio where he continued to collect all types of documents until his death.

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  • Xavier Miserachs Fonds 1954-1998The collection was built up by the photographer Xavier Miserachs in the course of his professional career. The criteria for ordering the archive that resulted from this process remains to this day.

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  • ADAG FondsThe ADAG fonds was established from documentation generated by the activities of the Assemblea Democràtica d’Artistes de Girona, collected by Narcís Selles.

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