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Exhibition Research Lab presents

The Serving Library

John Lennon Art and Design Building view map & directions

10.00am - 5.00pm

LJMU's Exhibition Research Lab launches its new programme of exhibitions, publications, research intensives and residencies 2017/2018,  with a long-term residency by The Serving Library.

The Serving Library is an artist-run non-profit organisation founded in 2011 to cultivate a shared toolkit for artist-centred education and discourse through related activities of publishing and collecting. It comprises a biannual journal (Bulletins of The Serving Library) published both online and in print, an archive of framed objects on permanent display and a public programme of workshops and events.

Image of serving library journal on road with bird in backgroundDuring The Serving Library’s residency, the gallery space serves as a 'satellite seminar room' based on this material, hosting occasional classes for university-level art, design and writing students from schools across the world, in addition to public talks and exhibitions.

The Exhibition launched on 1 April 2017 with an informal talk by British artist Abigail Reynolds regarding her recent motorbike journey along the Silk Road in search of lost libraries, introduced by The Serving Library's Angie Keefer and concluded in conversation with Public Fiction's Lauren Mackler.

The Serving Library is open Monday to Friday 10.00am to 5.00pm or by appointment.

Exhibition Research Lab is the first academic centre and public gallery in the UK dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of exhibitions and curatorial knowledge founded in 2012 as part of Liverpool School of Art and Design.It is directed by Joasia Krysa, Professor of Exhibition Research at LJMU/joint appointment with Liverpool Biennial.

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