The Contemporary Art Centre of Barcelona - Fabra i Coats has a publishing activity that is mainly manifested in exhibition catalogs. These issues not only document exhibitions, but with its theoretical contributions, they are instrumental in  the study of contemporary art . Some of the publications are available in printed format and others in digital format for downloading. According to their characteristics are distributed in order to give local artists and groups an international scope. 

Editorial reflection of artist Jordi Mitjà, related to his exhibition It Happens Every Day at Fabra i Coats: Contemporary Art Centre of Barcelona. In this publication, Mitjà reviews his long trajectory from a current perspective, revealing his working methods: from a chance finding to working with iron, from the world of books to research on materials, from local stories to disused customs, all by engaging with the area where he lives and where he grew up, the Alt Empordà. It includes essays by Joana Hurtado Matheu, Sira Pizà and David Armengol and a number of captions written expressly by the artist himself for the book.

ISBN: 978-84-9156-311-2
Editor: ICUB (Ajuntament de Barcelona)
Design: Bendita Gloria
12 x 18 cm
Pages: 224
Languages: català, castellà i anglès
​Pice: 12€


The curatorial team of On Mediation/5 presents some reflections of the interviews to the artists of Raw Material trouch the publication AAEEEBGP.

On Mediation is a platform for curatorial practices, connected to the research group Art Globalization Interculturality (UB).

Editor: On Mediation
Format: 17 x 24 cm
Pages: 30
​Language: Spanish


A Sense of Wonder is a project created based on a co-production between Bòlit, Centre d’Art Contemporani and the Art Centre of La Panera, which the Contemporary Art Centre of Barcelona - Fabra i Coats completes with unpublished videos and Nova esplendor, a specific creation for the occasion.

Editor: ICUB (Ajuntament de Barcelona)
Format: 21 x 30 cm
Pages: 18
Languages: catalan, spanish and english


Raw Material is an exhibition project that aims to explore the current ecosystem of visual artists in Catalonia and use it to determine a possible map of some of the most significant works and projects created in the region over the last few years. In this sense, resulting from a labour of exploration, the exhibition is a sort of mining exercise, one that mines the Raw Material principally used by public and private structures for local contemporary art productions and exhibitions.

ISBN: 978-84-9156-073-9
Editor: ICUB (Ajuntament de Barcelona)
Format: 16,5 x 24 cm
Languages: catalan, spanish and english
Price: 12€

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This book was edited as an accompaniment to the collective artistic creative process carried out between February and June of 2017 by the Can Fabra School and the team behind Living In-between, a project exhibited at the Fabra i Coats Contemporary Art Centre in Barcelona. Other collaborators on the project included the group Les Arpilleres of the Congrés-Indians Neighbourhood Centre, the mothers and grandmothers of the Can Fabra School, and Daniela Pizarro (a member of the Nido Textile Collective).

Arpilleres de Can Fabra. Agulles que parlen de moments d'escola i de vida dins un procés comunitari.
Editor: Cohabitar entre-
Format: 23 x 23 cm
Pages: 54
Language: catalan


This book was edited as an accompaniment to the collective artistic creative process carried out between February and June of 2017 by the Can Fabra School and the team behind Living In-between, a project exhibited at the Fabra i Coats Contemporary Art Centre in Barcelona. Other collaborators on the project included Dorita Torrecillas, Pere Fernández and Jess Espinoza.

Aquí et deixo un trosset d'història
Editor: Cohabitar entre-
Format: 23 x 16,5 cm
Pages: 53
Language: catalan


Living In-between was a programme that mobilised the Fabra i Coats Contemporary Art Centre as a creator and catalyst for interaction between contemporary artistic practices and other social spaces. It aimed to offer the means to collate and respond to the emerging new ways of doing and re-thinking institutions. The initiative understood artistic practices and collective processes to be essential tools for activating transformative strategies that contribute to both the cultural ecosystem and the social context.

Cohabitar entre-
[Institutional risings / Artistic practices / Collective processes]

ISBN: 978-84-9156-045-6
Editor: ICUB (Ajuntament de Barcelona)
Format: 15 x 24 cm
Languages: catalan, spanish, english

Price: 15€


Transcendent Barcelona

An alternative narrative on the city’s culture

This book has been published as part of the Living In-between project, coordinated between February 2016 and April 2017 by Idensitat, LaFundició, Sinapsis and Transductores.

ISBN: 978-84-16828-20-3
Editor Pol·len and La Ciutat Invisible
Number of pages: 123
Format: Hardcover

Price: €12

Publication about the exhibition curated by Martí Peran that becomes its theoretical corpus and an essay about fatigue.

ISBN: 978-84-9850-840-6
pages: 104 p. + 4 covers
measurements: 11 x 18 cm
soft cover

Price: 5 €

An art centre, think about it as a possibility. During the exhibition season of 2014, David Armengol and Martí Manen tested out a live art centre after winning a call to compete to be in charge of the programme for the yet to be defined Centre d’Art Contemporani. A programme of exhibitions requires a communication system, an educational project and tools to manage it. Armengol and Manen reacted to these needs and to the thirst for a context to offer a grammar for spelling out art, texts and possibilities for connection.

This book explains the process, the decision making and provides a vivid take on the specific moment. It also serves as an archive of activities, shows, contact with artists and other institutions, whilst never forgetting the real people who visited the art centre. Layers of reading that branch off, extend and are defined before our very eyes. Layers of readings between generations, between contexts, between languages, between times, between ways of understanding what makes something art,what makes something literature.This is how the chronicles and narratives in The Text: First Notions and Findings take shape.

Format: 19,5 x 12 cm
Pages: 272
ISBN: 978-84-16205-09-7
Publishing date: November 2015
Price: 12 euros

Free booklet on the exhibition with the curatorial text by Martí Peran, the calendar of activities and the description of all the works on display. 

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Compilation of different texts

Edited by Espai en Blanc.

For sale at the centre's reception. Price: 3 €

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Artist book by Oriol Vilanova that follows his work No Middleman.

Published on the context of the exhibition After Landscapes. Copied cities.


Format: 14 x 28 cm

Pages: 16

Designed by Alex Gifreu - Photos by Pep Herrero

Edited on 2015

Price 5€

For sale at the Centre's reception.

The rapid deterioration of the environment by ideologic neoliberalism and the global economy causes the disappearance of original landscapes and their increasing homogenization. The replicas of a given city in a geographical context different from the original is the ultimate expression of this after landscape condition . In recent decades the copied city phenomenon has proliferated as a result of multiple dynamics: the collapse of architecture in the form of a global style, economic relocation that exports dominant models, cumulative land management, tourism sublimation and simulation technologies or even military agendas asking accurate reproductions of war scenarios to test their destructive ability. The project After Landscape. Copied cities suggests a reflection on all these issues.

Format: 17 x 24
Pages: 248
ISBN: 978-84-475-4204-8
Date of edition: 2015
Price 15 €.

For sale at the Center or through Universidad de Barcelona's publication website.

Book published in the context of the exhibition Peter Downsbrough-The Book(s) (2013), curated by Moritz Küng.


Format: 15,90 x 23,10 cm

Pages: 80

ISBN: 978-3-7757-3586-5

Edition date: 2013

Published in the context of the exhibition This is not an art show, even (2012) curated by David G. Torres.
Format: 14 x 23 cm
Pages: 48 
EAN: 9788460076209
Edition date: 2012