89 – Library

Winter 2017

Libraries are institutions which don’t only accumulate knowledge, but also sacralize it for posterity. With the advance of digitization in institutions around the world, the role of a library as a physical place is in constant fluctuation. How do artists approach this seismic movement? How do artists incorporate the book culture into their work? What are the theoretical channels motivating critical expression regarding the transformation of libraries role? This issue explores the role, status and function of the library in contemporary art.

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