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Two sides of a perfect sentence,  Lesley Redfern

Two sides of a perfect sentence, Lesley Redfern

Hatchery Highlights: Immortal Silence

The Glasgow School of Art Library has a wonderful website, called The Hatchery, where staff document the artists and artworks that have been inspired by physical and digital library resources.

Two sides of a perfect sentence, Lesley Redfern

Two sides of a perfect sentence, Lesley Redfern

Nicolas Grospierre (2007) Never-Ending Wall of Books, Warsaw University Library. The Library project is not the representation of a specific library, but rather an attempt at representing the very essence of the idea of a library. It is loosely inspired by Jorge Luis Borges’ The Library of Babel, where the author describes the universe as an “infinite and cyclic” library.

Nicolas Grospierre’s Infinite Library The Never-Ending Corridor of Books and the Never-Ending Wall of Books are two components of The Library project by Nicolas Grospierre.

Librării umane de unde poţi împrumuta oameni-cărţi

In its initial form the Human Library is a mobile library set up as a space for dialogue and interaction. Visitors to a Human Library are given the opportunity to speak informally with “people on loan”;

Julius Deutschbauer. Bibliothek ungelesenen Bücher

Julius Deutschbauer. Bibliothek ungelesenen Bücher

LitMore Poetry Library

LitMore Poetry Library

Nicolas Grospierre (2006) Palace of Old Books, Warsaw. The Library project is not the representation of a specific library, but rather an attempt at representing the very essence of the idea of a library. It is loosely inspired by Jorge Luis Borges’ The Library of Babel, where the author describes the universe as an “infinite and cyclic” library.

Nicolas Grospierre (2006) Palace of Old Books, Warsaw. The Library project is not the representation of a specific library, but rather an attempt at representing the very essence of the idea of a library. It is loosely inspired by Jorge Luis Borges’ The Library of Babel, where the author describes the universe as an “infinite and cyclic” library.

Mike Nelson 'An Invocation' Using the distinctive materials from the existing Modernist library building, which houses the current Focal Point Gallery, Nelson will construct a display system to house a series of books selected by the artist from the current Southend Central Library catalogue. The project will focus on books earmarked for replacement or removal before the library relocates to the new building, interspersed with key texts that have influenced the artist’s work to date.

Mike Nelson 'An Invocation' Using the distinctive materials from the existing Modernist library building, which houses the current Focal Point Gallery, Nelson will construct a display system to house a series of books selected by the artist from the current Southend Central Library catalogue. The project will focus on books earmarked for replacement or removal before the library relocates to the new building, interspersed with key texts that have influenced the artist’s work to date.

Australian artist Victoria Reichelt paints 'portraits' of people by painting their book collections. The  series transforms the books in the paintings from static objects into representational symbols.

Australian artist Victoria Reichelt paints 'portraits' of people by painting their book collections. The series transforms the books in the paintings from static objects into representational symbols.

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