Spelling to Spell ** Spell to Spelling, Curated by De Appel Curatorial Program (Chiara Ianeselli and Inga Lãce) / 2015 / Group exhibition at De Appel Art Center, Amsterdam

3 abstract sculptures were exhibited in the art center's library. Visitors were greeted by either the librarian Nell Donkers, or one of the curators, or myself. They were told a story about the librarian and her idiosyncratic methods for choosing the right books for you. The story combined mystical wise mind-readings, absurdist logic, the search for a swimming partner, and precision decision linguistic specifiers.

As one guest commented, "I've never had an experience like that in a library."
The project was a continuation of the series Even if it's not true, it's well found.


Supported by Van Eyck and the Mondriaan Fonds.
Photos by Carina Erdmann and De Appel