The Library of the Contemporary Arts Centre offers a bibliographic collection essentially based on the contemporary era. This Library was conceived as a reading and research space that allows both the local community and a more specialized audience to have access to a variety of titles related to the different contemporary artistic disciplines, particularly in the areas of visual arts, architecture, performing arts, cinema, design, multimedia, music, literature and fashion.
If, on the one hand, we view the Library as a documentation centre that encourages reflection and research on contemporary art and culture, on the other hand, we aim to promote a relaxed reading experience (in)directly connected to the different activities of the Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Centre and also to the geographical and cultural Territory where we operate, that is, we intent to promote an archipelagic reading.
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Access to the entire library collection
Specialized research support
The acquisition policy is based on the thematic areas that have been defined, namely visual arts, architecture, performing arts, cinema, design, multimedia, music, literature and fashion, as well as on the catalogues of exhibitions and different artistic projects and also includes monographs, artists’ books and theoretical publications on national and international Contemporary Art and Culture.
The publications of the Arquipélago – Contemporary Art Center aim to document/record and promote multiple perspectives on contemporary art and culture, resulting both from exhibitions and activities and from different areas where the Arquipélago – Contemporary Art Center operates.
We aim to establish partnerships with cultural and educational institutions to promote programs that support research in contemporary arts and culture.
You can search the catalogue and get information on the titles and location of documents in the library. If you are a registered user, you can also reserve documents for later reading at the library or request information about a particular author or subject.