Exhibit displays 'Art's Critique of the Library'

“I’m thinking about the library being this place of projection and the production of certain myths,” said artist Edgar Arceneaux, in 2003.

Since the Conceptual Art movement of the 1960s, a number of artists' books and other works of art have employed imagery that calls into question some of the fundamental principles of libraries. Images in the exhibit "Art's Critique of the Library" examines notions of the personal collection and individual identity; the institutional library and community interests; authority, ownership and authorship; and imposed order and chaos as related to creativity.

The exhibit is on display Feb. 1–May 31, in The Eberly Family Special Collections Library, 104 Paterno Library on the University Park campus of Penn State.

A gallery talk by Henry Pisciotta, exhibition curator and arts and architecture librarian, Penn State University Libraries, is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 25, in the Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library.

For special accommodations or questions about the physical access provided, contact Henry Pisciotta at hap10@psu.edu or 814-865-6778, in advance of your participation.



Last Updated February 07, 2013