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Exhibition ~ The Library of Unread Books

Hosted by the Consul of the Dubai Modern Art Scene Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Wed 29 Jan 10:00 - Fri 31 Jan 22:00

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a living reference library with a collection of over Protected content , that traces the perimeters of knowledge and reflects on notions of access, excess and the politics of redistribution.

Every single book you find in the collection was once private property and has been donated by an individual who did not read it when it was in their possession. The Library of Unread Books brings to light these once-hidden-away titles to emphasize shared knowledge. The books, which are accessible to anyone who can visit the library sites, work to create a commons.

Reminding us that a library is both a means to an end and a research tool rather than an accessory, scholar Umberto Eco famously called for an “antilibrary” made up of unread books, arguing that read books are far less valuable than the unread ones and that a library should contain as much of what one does not know as finance might allow.⁠

Visiting Hours
Wednesday – 10am – 8pm
Thursday – 10am – 8pm
Friday – 12pm – 10pm