Dewey Decimal Didn’t Die
by Joshua Mamis
New Haven Independent
November 25, 2011
Some might call the word “racist” scrawled in thick black ink on a library catalog card vandalism. On the wall of a new Artspace exhibit, it is both jarring and beautiful.
It also reveals the heart of “Library Science,” a captivating new group show of 17 national and international artists.
“Library Science” isn’t the rarified, marble-stuffy affair its name might imply. It’s thoughtful, playful, and provocative. The interaction of the human with the library—and, by extension, books—turns the ordinary into the extraordinary, revealing creative vitality and political rebellion outside the bindings. Most stunning of all is that so much of the work is simply beautiful. [READ MORE...]