A Librairy as Memory


Collage, installation, photography, sculpture...

A Librairy as Memory

Past: January 28 → March 17, 2012

The dominance of digital media as the primary place for information exchange has fundamentally changed the place of the written word and books in our culture. Once the central place for both formalizing current discourse and preserving ideas books have become something more iconic often representing the need for some kind of collective memory that is more physically tangible then images on a computer screen. The artists in this exhibition all use the idea and image of a book in an idiosyncratic way which links shared cultural information with personal memory or interpretation challenging the singular voice of an author as well as examining the book as an iconic object versus a container for text.

Gabrielle Maubrie Gallery Gallery
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24, rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie

75004 Paris

T. 01 42 78 03 97 — F. 01 42 74 54 00


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Tuesday – Saturday, 2 PM – 7 PM

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The artists

  • Théo Mercier
  • Hans Peter Feldmann
  • Nelson Leirner
  • Christian Marclay
  • Allen Ruppersberg
  • Joseph Havel
  • Richard Wentworth
  • Richard Artschwager
  • Leslie Hewitt
  • Marco Rountree