Archivo Lafuente

The Lafuente Archive brings together a comprehensive documentary collection specializing in the history of 20th century art in Europe, Latin America and the United States, with particular emphasis on Spain. Experimentation in writing and transformations of the visible substance of language throughout the 20th century constitute the Archive’s main thematic line.

History Scope and Structure

Collections

Materials making up the Archive are organized into Collections. The Collections bring together documentation generated by the activity of one sole producer, whether a person, a collective, an organization or an institution. The content of Collections has diverse origins, but shares subject matter, central figures or other elements.

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Topics

“Topics” are the conceptual threads that emerge through the Archive. The works and documentation from Collections are all linked on the basis of various of such themes, or topics.

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Arte y Mecenazgo Awards, 2016

The Fundación Arte y Mecenazgo, of "la Caixa", has distinguished Archivo Lafuente with the Premio Arte y Mecenazgo, 2016, in the category of Collector. The decision was announced on March 30, 2016. The award was collected by José María Lafuente in the awards ceremony on June 28, 2016, at Caixa Forum (Madrid).

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MNCARS and Archivo Lafuente

The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and Archivo Lafuente formalise the development ensemble of cultural projects.

  • - Both parties agree to a right of preferential use of the funds of Archivo Lafuente to progress in the project.

  • - This year the Reina Sofía museum will have two exhibitions that will use funds of Archivo Lafuente.

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Ulises Carrión, escritor

In Ulises Carrión, escritor (Ediciones La Bahía, 2016), the head of research in Archivo Lafuente, Javier Maderuelo, having worked with the funds of the mexican artist that the archive has, responds to the questions Was Ulises Carrión an artist? and What kind of artist was he?

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