Bookshop

 

The bookshop of the GAMeC - Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art - of Bergamo it became an exhibition space. From its original function was born the idea of my work. I asked all people I was able to reach by internet, posters, flyers, etc. to donate one of their own books to build my artwork. I didn’t knew how many people would answer this request, but at the dead line I collected more then 3.000 books. I arranged all the books on the bookshop floor in rows creating an island around which the audience could turn, reading the titles of the books and adding others. At the end of the exhibition the books were 3.500. Subsequently, all the work has been donated to the jails of Rome and Bergamo for their libraries.


Installation
(books)

2003

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