Julie Jones
"The Library syndrome"

In recent years, one witnessed the proliferation of art events and curatorial experiments focused on works whose main aim is to challenge our vision of the library’s or the book’s “traditional” role. A number of these works, putting classification and archiving methods at their core, use the book / library structural systems as ideological models (or counter-models) for art. Others use the apparent rigidness of these “mediums” or institutions as a powerful tool of social critique. Taken all together, they put before us the clandestine sensuality of the book’s or the library’s imaginary and physical spaces.