Art’s Institutional Critique of the Library

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Henry Pisciotta presentation for the "Inside Out: Examining Studio Artists' Perceptions, Presentations, Representations, and Actual Use in the Fine Arts Library" session at VRA + ARLIS/NA 2nd Joint conference. NOTE: Movies removed on slide 39 and 41 to conform to file size.

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  • San Jose’s MLK Library. Reduce file size. (Correct keystoning?)
  • Chin. Weird color?
  • Chin,Aesope’s Fables. Reduce file size. Boost constrast, etc. Perhaps crossfade to following close-up.
  • Chin,Aesope’s Fables. Reduce file size. Boost constrast, etc.
  • Chin, Self-Help Mirrors. Reduce file size. Fiddle w/contrast etc. Perhaps do some sort of “zoom-in” similar to the previous two Chin pieces.
  • Chin, Self-Help Mirrors. Reduce file size. Fiddle w/contrast etc. Perhaps do some sort of “zoom-in” similar to the previous two Chin pieces.
  • These are too fuzzy. Find better?
  • Harold Washington Library. Weld these two together to get a good pic. Reduce file size, etc.
  • Temp services books. Check file size (I have a tiff if needed.) Brighten, etc.
  • Temp services books. Check file size (I have a tiff if needed.) Brighten, etc.
  • Temporary Services. (too blue? have tiff if needed)
  • Latham (contrast?)
  • Latham (contrast?)
  • Latham (contrast?)
  • Clegg & Guttmann
  • Clegg & Guttmann, Open Public Library (contrast?)
  • Clegg & Guttmann, Open Public Library (contrast?)
  • Clegg & Guttmann, Open Public Library (Contrast?)
  • Clegg & Guttmann, Open Public Library (constrast?)
  • Need to select an “imposing façade” image -- Brian Stout photo of Carnegie Library (now Terrell Heritage Museum) Terrell, Texas (posted on web 5/30/2009)
  • Temporary Services (have tiff if needed) (contrast?)
  • Temporary Services. (too blue? have tiff if needed)
  • Reduce file size
  • Looking for a better picture
  • Might need to reduce this file size
  • Legrady
  • Seattle Public Library. Crop to make a tighter shot, reduce file size, etc.
  • Clegg & Guttmann, Bergen
  • Desmazières, Library of Babel (contrast?)
  • Hofer (any way to reduce the glare?)
  • Hofer (any way to reduce the glare?)
  • Clegg & Guttmann,Falsa…
  • Clegg & Guttmann,Falsa… needs much higher contrast
  • Whiteread, Holocaust Memorial
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  • Art’s Institutional Critique of the Library

    1. 1. Art’s Institutional Critique <br />of the Library<br />Henry Pisciotta<br />Arts and Architecture Librarian<br />Pennsylvania State University Libraries <br />
    2. 2. I’m thinking about the library being this place of projection and the production of certain myths.” <br />– artist Edgar Arceneaux <br />
    3. 3. Projection of Interests<br />Authorship / Ownership<br />Projection of Order<br />Chaos / Creativity<br />
    4. 4. Projection of Interests<br />Authorship / Ownership<br />Projection of Order<br />Chaos / Creativity<br />
    5. 5. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, San Jose<br />
    6. 6. Mel Chin<br />
    7. 7. Mel Chin, et al., Sour Grapes , 2003, sculptural installation<br />
    8. 8. Mel Chin, et al., Sour Grapes , 2003, sculptural installation<br />
    9. 9. Mel Chin, et al., Self-Help Mirrors, 2003, sculptural installation<br />
    10. 10. Mel Chin, et al., Self-Help Mirrors, 2003, sculptural installation<br />
    11. 11.
    12. 12. Mel Chin, et al., Raza Writers (‘48 Fleetline), 2003, sculptural installation<br />
    13. 13. Ernesto Pujol<br />
    14. 14. Harold Washington Library, Chicago<br />
    15. 15. Temporary Services<br />
    16. 16. Temporary Services, Library Project, 2001, books gathered before installation<br />
    17. 17. Temporary Services, Library Project, 2001, books gathered before installation<br />
    18. 18. Temporary Services, Library Project, 2001, book Sexy Politzeiby Bruno Richard<br />
    19. 19.
    20. 20. John Latham<br />
    21. 21. John Latham, Art and Culture (preliminary state), 1966-1969, sculpture<br />
    22. 22. John Latham, Art and Culture, 1966-1969, sculpture<br />
    23. 23. Projection of Interests<br />Authorship / Ownership<br />Projection of Order<br />Chaos / Creativity<br />
    24. 24. Projection of Interests<br />Authorship / Ownership<br />Projection of Order<br />Chaos / Creativity<br />
    25. 25. Michael Clegg and Martin Guttmann<br />
    26. 26. Clegg & Guttmann, Open Public Library, Hamburg, 1993, part of installation<br />
    27. 27. Clegg & Guttmann, Open Public Library, Hamburg, 1993, part of exhibition<br />
    28. 28. Clegg & Guttmann, Open Public Library, Hamburg, 1993, part of related study<br />
    29. 29. Clegg & Guttmann, Open Public Library, Hamburg, 1993, part of installation<br />
    30. 30. New York Public Library (photo by P.F.H.Lai)<br />
    31. 31. Temporary Services, Library Project, 2001, books gathered before installation<br />
    32. 32. Clegg & Guttmann, Open Public Library, Hamburg, 1993, preparations<br />
    33. 33.
    34. 34. Temporary Services, Library Project, 2001, book Sexy Politzeiby Bruno Richard<br />
    35. 35. Temporary Services, Library Project, 2001, books in special collection area<br />
    36. 36. Seattle Central Library<br />
    37. 37. George Legrady<br />
    38. 38. George Legrady, Making Visible the Invisible: What the Community is Reading, 2004, video data installation<br />
    39. 39. George Legrady, Making Visible the Invisible: What the Community is Reading, 2004, video data installation<br />
    40. 40. Seattle Central Library, workstations near Legrady installation<br />
    41. 41. George Legrady, Making Visible the Invisible: What the Community is Reading, 2004, video data installation<br />
    42. 42. Projection of Interests<br />Authorship / Ownership<br />Projection of Order<br />Chaos / Creativity<br />
    43. 43. Projection of Interests<br />Authorship / Ownership<br />Projection of Order<br />Chaos / Creativity<br />
    44. 44.
    45. 45. Erik Desmazières, Library of Babel, Salle hexagonale, 2000, etching<br />
    46. 46. Candida Hofer, Stockholm Public Library, 1993, photograph<br />
    47. 47. Hofer, Stockholm Public Library, 1993<br />Andreas Gursky, Bibliothek, 1999, photograph<br />
    48. 48. Andreas Gursky, Bibliothek, 1999, photograph <br />
    49. 49. Andreas Gursky, Stateville Illinois, 2002, photograph<br />
    50. 50. Clegg and Guttmann, FalsaProspettiva: Reflections on Claustrophobia, <br />Paranoia, and Conspiracy Theory, 2001, installation<br />
    51. 51. Clegg and Guttmann, FalsaProspettiva: Reflections on Claustrophobia, <br />Paranoia, and Conspiracy Theory, 2001, installation<br />
    52. 52. Projection of Interests<br />Authorship / Ownership<br />Projection of Order<br />Chaos / Creativity<br />
    53. 53. Projection of Interests<br />Authorship / Ownership<br />Projection of Order<br />Chaos / Creativity<br />
    54. 54. Rachel Whiteread, Holocaust Memorial, 1999, sculpture<br />
    55. 55. Rachel Whiteread, Holocaust Memorial, 1999, sculpture<br />
    56. 56. Andrea Fraser, Information Room, 1998, installation<br />
    57. 57. Edgar Arceneaux <br />
    58. 58.
    59. 59.
    60. 60.
    61. 61. David Bunn, Here, There, and Everywhere, 1997, artists book<br />
    62. 62.
    63. 63. Projection of Interests<br />Authorship / Ownership<br />Projection of Order<br />Chaos / Creativity<br />
    64. 64. Thanks to:<br />Marc Fischer, Temporary Services<br />David Bunn, Cal. Inst. of the Arts<br />Mary Rubin, San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs<br />George Legrady, U. of Cal. Santa Barbara<br />Rebecca Feind, San Jose State U.<br />Carol Terry & Laurie Whitehill Chong, Rhode Island School of Design<br />AnneDorothee Boehme, School of the Chicago Art Inst.<br />Tony White, U. of Indiana<br />William Brockman, Amanda Maple, & Eric Novotny, Penn State<br />Henry Pisciotta<br />Arts and Architecture Librarian<br />Pennsylvania State University Libraries<br />henryp@psu.edu <br />

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