On March 28, 2018, the Bookcase Micromuseum and Lending Library will go into hibernation mode for 18 months. When it wakes up in September, 2019, the exhibition space will host a series of exchanges with other micromuseums, located in Canada and elsewhere. From 11-4 on Wednesday March 28, in office 221 of the JLVAC, there will be cake, lullabies, bedtime stories, dreams for the museum, and a sleuth of hibernating bears (via livestream). Please feel […]
curated by Christine Negus November 29-January 30, 2017-18. “I like the idea of the persistence of teeth. In true crime shows, for instance, a body is often found, and eventually identified through the dental records. There’s some kind of permanence to these tiny things that require so much care, that need flossing and cleaning every day. But ultimately, they are the last thing standing. Over the years I’ve collected human teeth, I’ve made teeth from […]
“Social Emergency Response Centre, one day event in collaboration with S.E.R.C. (Boston) and the Chicago Protest Banner Lending Library, April 12, 2017.
March 8, 2017-April 12, 2017 Helen Gregory presents a selection of bookworks and objects drawn from her own collection to explore the relationships among the souvenir, the natural history collection, the cabinet of curiosities, and the travel diary. Bones, skulls, molted carapaces, and disembodied chicken feet are not only metonymically connected to the animals that they were once a part of, but also act as souvenirs of the circumstances under which they found their way […]
Featuring essays by Genevieve Flavelle and Keely McCavitt, as well as summaries of all of the exhibitions from 2014-2016, the lavishly illustrated Bookcase catalogue is available at the link below, free of charge. Click on this link to see it as a downloadable pdf: bookcase-catalogue Save
Join us on January 25th for the opening of the exhibition “Joy of Atleigh,” guest-curated by graduate student Beatriz Asfora, and for the launch of the first Bookcase catalogue, featuring essays by Genevieve Flavelle and Keely McCavitt. “The Joy of Atleigh” is a conceptual YouTube video project begun by artist Atleigh Homma in 2016. “The Joy of Atleigh” uses the format of the popular make-up tutorial to question stereotypes of race, gender, and identity, both […]