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The Bookshop Piece
The Bookshop Piece is a recreation of the theory section of the ICA Bookshop (London), made in collaboration with Peter Fillingham.
It creates an access for the public to titles such as available at the ICA. The stock covers a wide range of relevant titles in art and related theory (sociological, cultural, historical, philosophical works), and creates a relationship between, and an underlayment to the different collections of the museum.

Concentrated in its form, the piece functions as a compact 'machine' with a lot of content and consistence. Albeit the compactness, the content spreads beyond its literal borders, and in fact, makes vast inroads into diverse contemporary cultural issues. The Bookshop Piece creates a specific and important line of access to cultural theory, catalyzing - by direct availability- the possibility of critical thought inside the same arena where art is presented.

The Bookshop Piece creates a specific and important line of access to cultural theory and contemporary cultural issues, catalyzing - by direct availability- the possibility of critical thought inside the same arena where art is presented.
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