Reanimation Library, an ongoing project by Andrew Beccone, is a collection of 2000+ obscure or out-of-print publications the artist has been collecting over 15 years. Chosen primarily for the images that they contain, this collection of books have been culled from thrift stores, rummage sales, flea markets, municipal dumps, library sales, give-away piles, and used bookstores across the country.
Housed at Pioneer Books, Reanimation Library will operate as a public non-circulating collection of books for visitors through December 2018. The library space includes tools to use the collection including a computer, scanner, and copier.
With the intended purpose for creative interpretation and reuse, this collection is an investigation into the visual narratives constructed by and disseminated through the encyclopedic publication in the 20th century. Join us for monthly workshops that activate the library across disciplines, offering multiple access points to the collection, and the visual material contained therein.
Andrew Beccone, founder of the Reanimation Library, is an artist, librarian, and musician. 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. He was a resident at EFA’s SHIFT (2014/15) and the Queens Museum Studio Program (2015-2017). He lives and works in Brooklyn.