- Angelo

« Public Library (Oporto) »

  • in collaboration with Carlos Barros
  • Plumba Art Gallery
  • Oporto, 2008

Taking inspiration from Martha Rosler's library project, we put together a free consultation library at the Plumba gallery. A real and “ready-to-use” library; not an “object-library”.
Unlike the previously mentioned MR project, this project is not an individual expression, a library built over the years by one single person. This is a collective library.
Can a bibliographical choice in itself be considered an expression? A statement? Or is it, on the contrary, a dilution? This is a choice of choices, a labour of curator(s). A library exclusively made of borrowed books. Unlike the usual way, this public library does not lend books - it is built with borrowed books.