This blog is the online home of Artist’s Atheneum, an installation of books recommended by writers, musicians, librarians, critics, scientists, filmmakers, artists…This installation was up at the International Center of Photography’s library from March -May 2012.
In my experience, research for projects can become an insular and convergent
process. I have benefited from having conversations about my ideas with friends and mentors who are active thinkers, irrespective of their professions. They have introduced me to films, books, music and other research that has helped in opening up my practice. I wanted to bring this conversation/ exchange, which feeds into our life and work, to the foreground, and make it the piece itself.
Arranged by title, the books elude the classification by subject. Photography mingles with fiction, poetry, art, prose and nonfiction. A chaise lounge accompanied the book cart so the readers put their feet up and read.