Infinite Archive: NYPL
The New York Public Library’s Harry Belafonte 115th Street branch will host the exhibition Infinite Archive: NYPL. This exhibition introduces a diverse group of 30 artists, each responding to a book, poem, periodical or other archival material from The New York Public Library’s vast collection. Artworks included span across a wide spectrum of media ranging from paintings, printmaking, photography, assemblage and sculpture.
Responding directly to literary works, each artwork presents a complex dialogue between the artist and the selected text. Housed within a vintage card catalog, visitors are encouraged to discover varied artworks as they open each drawer. Many artworks include interactive elements, such as solving a puzzle, exploring a maze or unfolding an abstract painting.
Artists in this exhibition include: Anna Alfredson, Jose Manuel Arguelles, Ken Augushi, Erica Bailey, Rick Bleier, Sarah Bouchard, Louise Braverman, Tegan M. Brozyna, Heather Chontos, Susanne Claussen, Carol Collicutt Hamilton, Lionel Cruet, Vanezza Cruz, Andrea Cukier, Peter Hamlin, Carrie Hawks, Samantha Holmes , Aya Kakeda, Rohin Khemani, Stephanie A. Lindquist, Stephanie Mulvihill, Maja Padrov, Patrick Perry, Henry Portillo, Mary Preston, Randy Regier, Sarah Rowe, Shelley Stefan, Rachel Sydlowski , and Natalie Collette Wood.