The Bookshop Piece
The Bookshop Piece is a recreation of the
theory section of the ICA Bookshop (London), in
collaboration with Peter Fillingham. It creates
an access for the public to titles such as
available at the ICA. The stock covers a wide
range of relevant titles in art and related
theory (sociological, cultural, historical,
philosophical works), and creates a connection
between and an underlayment to the different
collections of the museum. Concentrated in its
form, the piece functions as a compact
‘machine’ with a lot of content and
consistence. Albeit the compactness, the
content spreads beyond its literal borders, and
in fact, makes vast inroads into diverse
contemporary cultural issues. The Bookshop
Piece creates a specific and important line of
access to cultural theory, catalyzing - by
direct availability- the possibility of
critical thought inside the same arena where
art is presented. contemporary cultural issues.
The Bookshop Piece creates a specific and
important line of access to cultural theory,
catalyzing - by direct availability- the
possibility of critical thought inside the same
arena where art is presented.
 
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