Je déballe ma bibliothèque
Anne-Laure Chamboissier and Christophe Daviet-Thery.
Je déballe ma bibliothèque, echoing the work of Walter Benjamin, uses the library as a meeting place, as a place for dialogue and transmission of knowledge.
The idea is not to substitute one library for another, but rather to fold or slip one into the other, thereby creating links and symmetry.
The inauguration of this concept in Brussels at an eclectic private library, will be a tribute to how the book is represented and defined via various artists’ books (Richard Prince, Martin Kippenberger, Jonathan Monk, Yann Sérandour, Wade Guyton…), and to the book as a compressed space of knowledge (Batia Suter, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Claire Morel…).
Je déballe ma bibilothèque is an interactive and moveable concept, that can be repeated in other contexts : in private or public libraries, or in museums that are interested in the book medium.
Following the example of Borgès, who imagined heaven as a library, Je déballe ma bibilothèque is ultimately a tribute to books.
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