Art in the Library

Jose Damasceno Holborn Artangel

Plot by José Damasceno at Holborn library. Photograph: William Eckersley/Artangel. Photo retrieved from

British public art agency Artangel has commissioned Brazilian artist José Damasceno to create an installation entitled Plot in the Holborn Library in Camden, England. The Guardian offers a good description of the project here, with photos of some of the elements scattered throughout the library.

I’ve seen the gallery-in-a-library idea often, but never seen an art project that permeates a library as this one apparently does. If I worked in a library with open space, I’d be jealous. As it is, our library is too stuffed with volumes about art to become art itself. How about yours?