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Warren Neidich The Artists' Library
Jun 4 - Dec 31, 2016

in collaboration with Sarah Beadle, Walead Beshty, Carolina Caycedo, Valentina Desideri, Victoria Fu, Charles Gaines, Pablo Helguera, Chris Kraus, Dan Levenson, Candice Lin, Shana Lutker, and Dave Muller.

Opening reception Saturday, June 4, 6-9pm

Press Release

Press Release

LA><ART is pleased to announce The Artist’s Library, a one-year interactive installation in the organization’s library designed and curated by artist Warren Neidich. The Artists' Library examines the centrality of books within an artist’s life and practice. Neidich invited twelve artists to fill twelve shelves with books that play an important role in those artists’ work. The result is a portrait of the general intelligence of an artistic community, including both the inspiration of individual artists as well as an impression of shared discourse and cognitive approaches to art making. These unexpected, obscure, and compelling book titles reveal the diversity of backgrounds, interests, tastes, and source material of each artist, and provide the viewer with a window into artistic thought and practice.


The books cannot leave the premises. However, the public is encouraged to examine them and make copies on a nearby copy machine. The library will be installed for the next year and will be accompanied by a series of special events, installations, and talks, the first of which will be a salon-style hang of artworks by the participating artists; this display will launch on June 25th and will be accompanied by a lecture-style presentation by three of the artist participants. Please check LAXART.org for more info on this and future events. 


Warren Neidich is an internationally recognized artist whose work has been exhibited in over one hundred and fifty museums and galleries world wide including the Whitney Museum of American Art, PS 1 MOMA, The Kunsthaus Zurich, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, The Ludwig Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the California Museum of Photography.  He studied photography, video, cognitive neuroscience, medicine and architecture. International awards include the AHRB/ACE Arts and Research Fellowship, UK, 2004, the Vilem Flusser Theory Award, Transmediale, Berlin, 2010 and The Fulbright Scholarship, 2011 and 2013. He is founding director of the Saas Fee Summer Institute of Art and the Journal of Neuroaesthetics.  Forthcoming exhibitions include, Centre de la photographie Genève,  The Artist’s Library, LAXART, Los Angeles, The Palinopsic Field, LACE, Los Angeles, AUN 44th Salon National  de Artistas Pereira, Columbia, Manifesta 11, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, Barbara Seiler Gallery, Zurich and the Kunstverein Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz . His books The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism Part 3 (Archive Press) and Resistance is Fertile (Merve Verlag) are forthcoming in 2016.