El poder de la convocatòria / _Public presentations /

Vic Cambrils Barcelona / Verges Cervera Barcelona / Viladamat Castelldefels Barcelona / Vilafranca Cornella Barcelona / Valls Collserola Barcelona… A Library Project

In response to Midway Contemporary Art Library’s holdings of museum catalogues and from publishing houses in Barcelona, Latitudes has assembled a counter-accession of approximately 50 self- and micro-published books and paper editions by artists. Each publication is the work of an artist, designer, curator, or publishing initiative based in Barcelona or Catalonia since 2005. Although some were produced in conjunction with exhibitions, the books – or in some cases CD editions, newspapers, etc. – tend not to be traditional accompanying catalogues per se, but rather editorial propositions in themselves.

The title of the initiative presents various playful corruptions of the title of Woody Allen’s movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) by substituting place names from Catalonia, suggesting a local alternative to the hackneyed cultural construction of Barcelona, as well as the depiction of the star artist.

The grouping of books includes, for example, work by Save As… Publications based in Barcelona and founded in 2008 by Irene Minovas and ferranElOtro, Crani editorial (Jordi Mitjà, Jesús Novillo, Carolina Trebol), and CRU the editions series initiated by Àlex Gifreu of design studio Bis based between Figueras and Barcelona. Although mostly single-artist publications are represented a number of curated projects are also included, notably Vade Retro, edited by artists Jordi Mitjà & Joan Morey in 2008.

The publications will be displayed at Midway throughout October 2010 before being absorbed into the library holdings. Alongside this collection supplementation, four Barcelona-based artists will produce bookmarks which will be inserted into undisclosed publications throughout the library for unsuspecting readers to encounter.

Talk: Thursday 21 October (7 pm)

Includes artists books by:
Ignasi Aballí, Martí Anson, Erick Beltrán, David Bestué & Marc Vives, Rafel G. Bianchi, Iñaki Bonillas, Carles Congost, Fito Conesa, Patricia Dauder, Domènec, Alicia Framis, Dora García, Rubén Grilo, Daniel Jacoby, Adrià Julià, Mim Juncà, Peter Liversidge, Jordi Mitjà, Momu & No Es, Julia Montilla, Joan Morey, Antoni Muntadas, Pere Noguera, Mabel Palacín, Ester Partegàs, Javier Peñafiel, Tere Recarens, Xavier Ristol, Francesc Ruiz, Mireia C. Saladrigues, Mireia Sallarès, Tere Recarens and Oriol Vilanova

Curatorial projects by:
‘Tigres de Papel’, edited by Amanda Cuesta (2007); ‘Línea Oberta’ edited by Cèlia del Diego Thomas (2007-8); ‘Vade Retro’ edited by Jordi Mitjà and Joan Morey (2008); ‘Capella de Sant Roc, Temporada 2008-9’ edited by Albert Martínez López-Amor and ‘Ref. 08001’ edited by Juan Canela (2010)

Includes publishers:
Save As… Publications, CRU, Crani Editorial, Folch Studio

and library bookmarks by:
Mariona Moncunill, Gabriel Pericàs, Mireia C. Saladrigues and Oriol Vilanova

Photo Gallery


Presentation in Terrassa with Oriol Fontdevila, in El Cau Ple de Lletres library.It was the proper context for including again all the participants involved in the project.


Exhibited in Projectes d’edició 2009, until September 17th at Sala d’Art Jove, Barcelona

Motrat fins el 17 de setembre a la Sala d’Art Jove , Barcelona