Wednesday, 10 September 2008


Curated by Adam Carr

6/09/08 – 31/10/08

UOVO Open Office Berlin
Skalitzer Str. 68
+39 011 56 93 876

Contributions by: Saâdane Afif, Julieta Aranda, Olivier Babin,
Marcelline Delbecq, Thomas Demand, Gintaras Didziapetris, Aurélien
Froment, Ryan Gander, Loris Gréaud, Jens Haaning, Joachim Koester,
Gabriel Kuri, Gabriel Lester, Kris Martin, Flávia Müller Medeiros,
Darius Miksys, Jonathan Monk, Rivane Neuenschwander, Paola Pivi,
Susan Philipsz, Dan Rees, Mungo Thomson, Kerry Tribe, Yann Sérandour,
Anton Vidolke, Danh Vo

LIBRARY is an exhibition conceived for UOVO Open Office Berlin,
forming part of the second in a series of open offices by the
magazine involving the production of issues in locations beyond their
Turin based headquarters.

It takes as its starting point its location—an office open for
artists, curators, writers and the general public to participate in
the production of the magazine directly—and addresses the conditions
under which it takes place—responding to a magazine’s desire to adopt
an exhibition paradigm as a magazine issue. Revolving around the idea
of a magazine as possible location for artwork, LIBRARY consists of a
variety of magazines all of which demonstrate instances in which
artists have utilised this as a space for art making. The resulting
presentation emerges from an invitation to a number of international
based artists to participate with magazines in they have conceived
specific projects, artworks or other forms of artistic contributions.
Featuring magazine’s produced in a variety of places globally; the
display comprises issues primarily from the early 90s to the present
day. Ultimately, LIBRARY sets out to offer a short history in which
the magazine has been used beyond its conventional means and used
instead as a site for art and exhibition making.

Pivotally, LIBRARY will take the form of library as well, by which
all of the magazines will be ordered alphabetically according to the
participating artists surnames and with each being able to be viewed
individually or collectively in a dedicated reading area. In
addition, the exhibition’ inventory will expand in time, with the
number of participating artists set to increase over the course of
the exhibition. At a later date, LIBRARY will take place in other
locations elsewhere.

*A bookshop organized by Motto Distribution & The Bookmakers Ed. will
accompany the exhibition.

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