ANGELA GRAUERHOLZ | THE EMPTY S(H)ELF
From October 30, 2019 to January 25, 2020.
“The Empty S(h)elf” is an exhibition by artist Angela Grauerholz that explores the book’s space through texts, typographies and pictures. It is a research-exploration on the object of the book, as content and tool of knowledge on its cultural function today, its possible future and its rich past, and on the “construction of the self” (artistic) through its reading process. Gathering these different themes, this exhibition furthers Grauerholz’s reflections on the archive as a potential space for creative expression and the birth of the subject.
In the title “The Empty S(h)elf” the word “empty” connotes “absence,” and the play on words in the word “s(h)elf” refers to the fusing of two very different ideas, that of the empty library, a dystopian image of the future of the book, and that of the empty self, suggesting an inner void. On the other hand, to recognize the construction of a person’s knowledge or self through reading, dialoguing, discourse or writing, and the construction of the content of the book through the very same activities, is to acknowledge each entity as additive and evolutive.
Opening reception on Friday, November 1st, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.