Buzz Spector

(USA, 1948)

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Titled Unpacking my Library/Desempacando mi biblioteca, Buzz Spector’s project was located at the University Art Gallery on the campus of San Diego State University. As the title suggests, the installation consisted of the artist’s private library of books. A single continuous shelf mounted on the wall of the gallery space and running the length of all four walls held the artist’s books arranged by size, from large to small. Rather than organizing the books alphabetically, by subject, or by author, the artist chose to present them based on an aesthetic and an order seemingly random and foreign to the way we generally regard books.

Curators: Anna Asebedo and Tina Yapelli
Organizer: University Art Gallery, San Diego State University
Venue: University Art Gallery, San Diego State University