The archivo artea takes part of Archivo Matadero since February 2011.
Artea archive arose in 2010 from the historiographical work which began in Virtual Archive of Performing Arts at (http://artesescenicas.uclm.es) that collects a documental catalogue of contemporary performing practices such as: Theater, Dance and Performance Art.
Since the importance of documentation in performing arts to research on its recent history, the group artea presents theorical works and contemporary pieces, which have been recorded and they are an important reference for new discourses developed from specific researches. The objective is to make public certain performing pieces that explore new resources and scenic devices conceiving the process as medium of experimentation.
From February 2011 the ARTEA ARCHIVE is part of the MATADERO ARCHIVE network.
It is a physical archive that contains a selection of videos of Spanish and Latin American artists from the eighties to nowadays such as La Ribot, Olga Mesa, Carles Santos, Marcel.lí Antúnez, Legaleón, Arena Teatro, Cuqui Jerez or Juan Domínguez. The archive also includes a collection of publications specialized in Performing Arts: journals, documents, programmes, catalogues and specific material about the artists of the archive.
It also includes a selection fo videos and publications donated by Live Art Developmetn Agency (Londres).
Address: Archivo Matadero, Paseo de la Chopera 14, Madrid.
Opening hours: Thurdays and Fridays from 16.00 to 19:00 and Saturdays from 11.00 to 14.00.
See catalogue in enclosed file.