Edgar Arceneaux: Lost Library

Edgar Arceneaux: Lost Library
Library Shelf Location 18.ARCE
Publication Date 2003
In this project Edgar Arceneaux (born 1972) uses the idea of ​​the library in the sense of J.L. Borges' library of Babel (universe and infinite order) and U. Ecos "The name of the rose" (labyrinth and cartography) in relation to the history of the knowledge culture and to his childhood aspiration for an all-encompassing book and projects these three levels, literary, historical and personal, to the amorphous urban chaos of his birthplace and residence Los Angeles with its numerous ethnicities, languages, racial and class conflicts. In the system? Library, the desire of mankind for truth, overview and self-assurance, L.A. is regarded as a postmodern city par excellence and thus also represents the much quoted end of the "great tales". Different world designs and models of reality, different times and cultures interweave in a multifaceted network of references.



ISBN 9783936919547
Quantity 1
Pages 48p; 20.5 x 14 cm
Editors Edgar Arceneaux, Brigitte Hausman
Authors Aimee Chang, Eungie Joo
Format Paperback
Publisher Kunstverein Ulm
Related Artist Edgar Arceneaux
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Artist's Nationality American (USA)
Language English

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