Today it is our pleasure to feature a new exhibition by one of our first featured artists, multidisciplinary artist Christina Mitrense. Christina explores many themes related to libraries, documentation, and information. As part of her ongoing, international exploration called Add To My Library, Christina is doing a new series of “metalibraries” – interactive and participatory floor based installations, physically experienced by the audience as site -specific interventions, taking place at selected Libraries, Art Galleries and Educational Centres in the UK and Europe.

Today our focus is her September exhibition at the Women’s Art Library at Goldsmiths University of London. ~ Laura

The Women’s Art Library at Goldsmiths University of London is pleased to present MAKE–METALIBRARY, an interactive exhibition at Special Collections by multidisciplinary artist Christina Mitrentse. METALIBRARY is a site specific interactive floor based installation gathering together the complete MAKE magazine archive (issues 1- 92) made available to the public in the library’s special collection reading room. This work emerges from Mitrentse’s ongoing Add To My Library project.

MAKE special edition 2013, drawing on paper 110×84 cm ©mitrentse 13 (left) Women’s Art Publication, drawing on paper, 110×84 ©mitrentse 13 (right).

MAKE special edition 2013, drawing on paper 110×84 cm ©mitrentse 13 (left) Women’s Art Publication, drawing on paper, 110×84 ©mitrentse 13 (right).

Two screenings project background information from the Vol.II & III archive of Add To My Library, in dialogue with the ‘Wounded Book Sculptures’ to be displayed in cabinets: a selection of feminist vintage Penguin publications shot with bullets, have been introduced by Mitrentse as a series of appropriated, ready-made art pieces since 2011. A selection of new large wall based colour drawings and an exclusive printed edition, extensively designed to expand the MAKE publication front covers and archive of the future, providing also a connection between the special collections reading room and the main Library, where a ‘Book-Skoob Tower’ rises to the 1st floor. The exhibition will feature contextual writings by Areti Leopoulou art historian, CACT curator and Dr. Christina Grammatikopoulou of InteRartive magazine.

Learn more about this fascinating exhibition series by visiting the artist’s website. Learn more about the Women’s Art Library at Goldsmiths University.

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