The Library, 2010

“The Library (2010) is another project that deals with post-socialist countries. The huge cage like installation contains 590 books selected from thousands thrown away from the University Library of Vilnius in Lithuania in 2008. The library conveys the atmosphere of a “prison” for the old ideological and propagandistic Soviet literature covering political, philosophical, sociological, legal and economic subjects. The work symbolizes not only the repressive apparatuses of the Soviet state control of the free knowledge and critical thoughts, but moreover, the structure in which ideas and ideology are constrained by society.”

– Excerpt from Museum of Contemporart Art Belgrade

Rossella Biscotti and Kevin van Braak
The Library, 2010
Metal, 590 soviet books, 318 x 318 x 249 cm, metal bench, 5 silkscreen prints, A0 format (prints edition 1 of 3, 2 AP)
Unique
Rossella Biscotti and Kevin van Braak
The Library, 2010
Metal, 590 soviet books, 318 x 318 x 249 cm, metal bench, 5 silkscreen prints, A0 format (prints edition 1 of 3, 2 AP)
Unique
Rossella Biscotti & Kevin van Braak
The Library, 2010
Steel, 590 soviet books 249 x 318 x 318 cm
Unique
and edition 1/3 of five silkscreen prints, 119 x 84 cm
installation view T at Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam
Rossella Biscotti & Kevin van Braak
The Library, 2010
Series of five silkscreen prints on paper (first page shown)
119 x 84 cm (A0)
Edition of 3 with 2 AP