Category Archives: Literary / Artistic

What do we mean by Literary Archives?

As we look forward to the ICA Rome conference, to meetings of our Section, and to meetings with colleagues who may be considering joining our Section, it may be useful to try to define what we mean by Literary Archives. … Continue reading

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First International Meeting of Art Archives

A new initiative on art archives in Latin America is underway at the Pontificia Universidad Católica of Chile. Organised by Alejandra Wolff, a painter and Director of the Archivo y Patrimonio de la Facultad de Artes at the Pontificia Universidad Católica, … Continue reading

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A Literary Collection in Cuba

One of the first things you see as you pass into the hallway of the Fundación Alejo Carpentier, in the elegant Havana suburb of Vedado, is a photograph of Carpentier with his arms around his two great protégés, Carlos Fuentes … Continue reading

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A Literary Collection in Colombia

The personal library and archive of the Colombian writer Alfonso Fuenmayor is now housed in the Library of the Universidad del Norte (Uninorte), in Barranquilla, on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, and comprises some 3795 books, 704 journals (many of … Continue reading

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Art and activism producing new archives

Artists, scholars and activists are leading the way in the creation of new archives that document important social and political events. Increasingly they are filling some important gaps in the documentation of such events, particularly those resulting from major and … Continue reading

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World-Wide Directory of Repositories holding Artistic & Literary Archives

SLA’s World-Wide Directory of Repositories holding Artistic & Literary Archives was revised, updated and expanded during the last three months of 2015, with the help of a small grant from ICA’s Programme Commission (PCOM). I would like now to invite … Continue reading

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Nick Cave’s archive, between fact and fiction

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20000 days on earth is a film portrait of singer-songwriter Nick Cave by British artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard. Cave himself contributed to the writing of the film’s script which means it is also a partial self-portrait. Scenes intercut … Continue reading

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