Library
GES-2 is creating a public library specialising in contemporary art, building our collection based on the principles of curatorial and artistic research. This is a slow and gradual process for us; we are not rushing to fill every bookshelf as quickly as possible. The opening of the GES-2 House of Culture is, after all, only the beginning of our story.
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When building our collection, we work along two main lines. The first involves books on time-based media: choreography, music, film, theatre, performance and interactive art. It is a dialogue between these disciplines that generally defines the GES-2 art programme.

The second main focus of the collection is linked to the three-year-long seasonal programme Holy Barbarians. To continue the metaphor of an institution writing a novel in five chapters, the Library becomes an extended commentary to this novel, featuring books that capture the context, philosophical sources and reflections behind our projects.
The GES-2 book collection is put together jointly by the V–A–C curatorial team and all the participants of our outreach and exhibition programmes. This approach means that the collection is likely to include not only art books but also works that have significantly influenced artistic practices, spanning all genres and subjects, be it Oriental philosophy, poetry, fiction, biology, physics or astrology.
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