University of Barcelona / December 18-19, 2012
Conveners: Zahia Rahmani, Joaquín Barriendos, Anna M. Guasch, Nasheli Jimenez

Held at the University of Barcelona, the second working meeting of the project Documenting Global Art addressed conceptual issues related to the development of semantic webs in contemporary art museums. During two days, researchers and archivists discussed problems related to flexible databases and collectively produced metadata. Participants elaborated on projects developed by institutions such Macba, Fundació Tàpies, Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art-Paris, as well as independent platforms such as Culturas de Archivo.

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Zahia Rahmani, INHA-Art contemporain dans la mondialisation
Tuesday 18th, 18:00-19:00, Aula Magna (Faculty of Geography and History)

Neus Carreras. Centro Cultural Contemporáneo de Barcelona
Tuesday 18th, 19:30-21:00, CCCB

Documents, Databases, and Public Access
conveners: Anna Maria Guasch, Joaquín Barriendos, Nasheli Jiménez del Val
Wednesday 19th, 11:30-14 hours, Seminar of the Art History Department

Zahia Rahmani, Art contemporain dans la mondialisation, INHA-París
Núria Solé, Fundació Antoni Tàpies-Archivo y documentación
Luz Muñoz, MFAH-Documents of 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art
Maite Muñoz, encargada del Centro de Estudio MACBA
Jorge Blasco, culturas de archivo

Cartografía crítica del arte y la visualidad e la era de lo global
Introduction to the project by Anna Maria Guasch y Nasheli Jiménes del Val



Zahia Rahmani / INHA-Art contemporain dans la mondialisation

Écrivain et historienne d’art de formation, Zahia Rahmani, a rejoint l’INHA en janvier 2004. Elle conduit un programme de recherche prospectif et transversal sur les pratiques artistiques contemporaines dans la mondialisation. Elle travaille actuellement à la constitution d’une base de données bibliographiques ayant pour objectif de rendre compte du corpus théorique – de sa généalogie aux emprunts fait à la littérature comparée –, utilisé par les acteurs critiques et professionnels de la scène artistique contemporaine mondialisée.

Núria Solé / Fundació Antoni Tàpies

Núria is a graduate in Art History and Italian Philology Graduate by the Universitat de Barcelona and accumulates five years of experience as manager in several bookstores specialized in contemporary art (e.g. the one at Arts Santa Mònica and the one at Fundació Antoni Tàpies). In 2008 Núria joined the Archives and Documentation department of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, where she has since participated in the development of the project Archive-Thesaurus under the supervision of Laurence Rassel and Jorge Blasco Gallardo. Núria is currently a member of the team in charge of developing the Combinatory Arts (A Place for Education, Exhibition and Research) at the Fundació.

Jorge Blasco Gallardo /  Culturas de Archivo

Studied fine arts at the Universidad de Salamanca and broadened his training at the Technological Educational Institution of Athens. He did postgraduate and doctoral studies at the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB-UPC). He is director of the project in progress Archive Cultures, which was launched at Fundació Antoni Tàpies in October 2000. He is currently working on the development of projects and publications linked to Archive Cultures and the production of the AIAN, Spanish Civil War section. He is editor of the portal

Luz Muñoz / MFAH-Documents of 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art

She has worked in research, management, and curating exhibitions in the field of visual arts. Master of Arts Postgraduate in CCC-Etudes Critiques Curatorial Cybermédias de Geneve University of Art and Design, Geneva Switzerland. In the professional field, participated in the creation of the first Documentation Centre of the Arts in Chile, located in the Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda, and later served as research coordinator of the center, Along with Paula Honorato created the website Since 2004 is part of the project team Documents of 20th Century Latin American and Latino Art Digital Archive and Publications at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA. Among its themes are working file, memory and forms of social resistance. She studied and worked in Chile until 2006, currently lives in Barcelona, Spain.

Maite Muñoz, encargada del Centro de Estudio MACBA

Archivist, MACBA Study Center. She holds a B.A. in Fine Arts (Universidad Miguel Hernández, Elche, Spain), focused in New Media. She has completed one Master’s degree in Design and Communication Studies, where she specialised in Video-game Studies (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain) and another one on Media Art Curating (ESDI/Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain). Since 2004, she has combined her professional activity as a graphic designer with a deep interest in and involvement with contemporary art. She is part of the MACBA Study Center team since 2008.

Anna María Guasch / Universidad de Barcelona

She is full time professor of History of Contemporary Art at the University of Barcelona, having taught at the Universities of Seville (1979-1983) and Complutense of Madrid (1983-1986). Since 1994 up to the present her research and teaching have been centered in the analysis of the creative processes of the international art of the second half of the 20th century.

Joaquín Barriendos / Universidad de Columbia

Teaches at Columbia University (Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures) and is visiting professor at University of Barcelona (Department of Art History). In 2010 he was fellow-researcher at the Institute National d’Histoire de l’Art-París (Art et Mondialisation) and in 2009 visiting-researcher in the Program in Museum Studies (New York University).



CCCB Archive is a multimedia digital archive that offers the public the holdings created by the CCCB throughout its years of activity. From the first exhibitions to the latest debates and festivals, at the Archive you can consult a wide range of materials on key themes of contemporary culture and society. The Archive opened in January 2008 and makes its documentary holdings available under three main headings that draw together the main threads of reflection at the Centre: “Times of Paradox”, “World. A Cosmopolitan Vision” and “City and Public Space”. Since July 2010, it has allowed users to visit and consult all the historic holdings of the CCCB and is constantly updated with the latest activities organized by the Centre. As a space for hosting and communicating the knowledge generated by the CCCB, the Archive has various reading and working areas. It is equipped with computers where visitors can consult the holdings and offers a bibliography for activities. It is open to all visitors, and consultations are free of charge.



Date: December 18-19, 2012
Location: UNIVERSIDAD DE BARCELONA, Montalegre, 6 / 08001 Barcelona

December 18 : 18-19 PM / Aula Magna
December 18: 19,30-20,30 CCCB Archive
December 19: 11,30-14 AM: Seminar


This project has the support of the program Art et Mondialisation (Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art-Paris), the Scientific Research, Development and Technological Innovation National Plan (Ministerio de Educación de Esapaña), and the Department of Art History (University of Barcelona).


* These activities will be multi-lingual (English, French, Catalan, and Spanish)
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