Infinite Archive: NYPL

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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.

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