Space exclusively dedicated to the documentation, consultation and diffusion of the art of today and experimental cultural industries, as well as a pioneering centre for study and research.
A collection of bibliographic documents in all media, such as exhibition catalogues, monographs on artists, architects, designers, film makers, musicians and other cultural producers. It also offers access to an e-book library, with titles in both Spanish and English.The collection also contains DVDs by artists, designers and architects, as well as a record of processes, videos, films and documentaries. It features computer games and a selection of links to valuable web sites, which provide the visitor with access to specialised information on art and industrial creation in our times.
Mediateca_Archivo is open to the public Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 to 13 pm.
The Mediateca_Archivo of LABoral is attached to the Network of Asturian Libraries, and shares the collective catalogue of other libraries in the network.
Access to Mediateca_Archivo is free for all users after filling in an enrollment form and presenting an official ID. The access system to the collection is direct, at a viewing desk or access to materials on the shelves, while in other some specific cases the user must request material from the staff beforehand.
Asturian Artists’ Archive
Containing material of almost 200 artists, active since 1950 and in a constant process of growth, the aim of the Archive of Asturian Artists is to become an essential tool for drawing a cartography of the Asturian cultura. The archive includes a physical part with material loaned by artists and institutions (catalogues, magazines, brochures, press cuttings, audiovisual material…) and a digital part available in the consultation devices of Mediateca_Archivo de LABoral. This second part presents the work of every artist in detail through a biographical review and a selection of works.
Beyond the mere accumulation of materials, the Archive of Asturian Artists is aimed at mobilising, by means of strategies of archiving, communication and exhibition, the materials it holds. LABoral launches on a regular basis calls addressed to the artists included in this archive. In addition, this resource is often used by researchers and curators that take part in the programme of the Art Centre. In summary, the aim is to build a true community, where all together design new forms of visibility for the artists that integrate it.
List of Asturian artista included in the archive [+]
LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
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