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Event: A Reading Party!

  • EFA Project Space 2nd Floor 323 W 39th St New York, NY, 10018 United States (map)

Books are nice to look at, but they are meant to be read! Please join us in uncovering some of the treasures in The Book Lovers artist novel collection from M HKA (Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, Belgium) at EFA Project Space. Michelle Levy hosts an evening of reading, spontaneous interpretation, and plain old fun. Guests will get a quick tour of the show, then will have the opportunity to select a novel to read from the library on view. In addition to the novel you choose, you will have access to the database to gain more background on the artist/author and discover how the novel relates to his/her larger body of work.

After an hour of reading silently... together, we will regroup (with some snacks and drinks) and collectively share and discuss what we have discovered, each reader playing emissary for the book you have read. The goal is to leave with a deeper understanding of the artist novel library, the many ways the fiction novel format may be co-opted by artists, and perhaps a few new books to add to your reading list.