The Reanimation Library
Jan 9 2016
Visit the Reanimation Library—an independent library currently housed in the Studio Wing of the Queens Museum. The Reanimation Library is both an artist project and a functioning research library with an emphasis on visual information, containing titles such as Airborne Camera: The World From the Air and Outer Space, New Buildings With Fallout Protection, and Sounds of Western North Atlantic Fishes: A Reference File of Biological Underwater Sounds. You are highly encouraged to browse, open, read, scan, or photocopy the books while you are visiting (although you can’t take them out). Artist and librarian Andrew Beccone will be on hand to introduce the collection and answer questions
The Reanimation Library is open to the public Saturdays, 12–5:30pm
January 9, 23, 30
February 6, 20, 27
Studio 5, Queens Museum Studio Program Wing
Andrew Beccone, an artist, librarian, and musician, is the founder of the Reanimation Library. The library has been exhibited widely at venues around the world including Vox Populi (Philadelphia), SPACE (London), High Desert Test Sites (Joshua Tree), talcual (Mexico City), 98weeks (Beirut), the Museum of Modern Art, the Queens Museum, and Kunsthalle Osnabrück.
The Queens Museum is one of the only US museums to house a working studio program. In Fall 2013, an expansion doubling the Museum’s size included 9 artist studios in the north wing. In designating permanent real estate to the long-term development of new work on-site, as well as creating a community of artists, the Queens Museum aims to promote artists’ creative process and professional development.
Artist Services at the Queens Museum are made possible in part by a generous grant from The Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund. Additional support provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.