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Hacking the Library: An Art in the Libraries Exhibition

Monday, June 3, 2024

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  • Monday, June 17, 2024
  • Monday, June 24, 2024

1498 University Avenue, Morgantown, WV 26506

https://exhibits.lib.wvu.edu/exhibits/hacking-the-library?
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The hacker ethos in the positive sense is about the ability to deconstruct and reconstruct information systems. Hacking starts with reconceptualizing libraries. Libraries are now beyond the book. As libraries evolve into a new sort of space --still a space for research, learning and study-- but also for community engagement and collaboration, library exhibits present a unique opportunity for both collaborating exhibitors and library users. Artists engage with libraries creatively through artist residencies, installations, using discarded library materials in their work, collaborative workshops, digital collections remixing, performances and more. Hacking the Library will present artwork that highlights the intersecting values that shape our libraries through an artistic lens, reflecting on challenges and definitions of libraries past and as we move into the future. To provide personal context, viewers will enjoy "Community Connections" from librarians across the nation who responded to the artwork.

Artists includedJackie Andrews (Maryland, mixed media), Trudy Borenstein- Sugiura (New Jersey, book arts), Sally Jane Brown (West Virginia, drawing), Shan Cawley (West Virginia, painting), Matthew Conboy (Pennsylvania, digital), Chantel Foretich (New Mexico, sculpture), Xue'er Gao (Pennsylvania, book arts), Ryan Lewis (Michigan, video), Robin Miller (West Virginia, mixed media), Irmari Nacht (New Jersey, book arts), Chris Revelle (Arkansas, sculpture), Erin Tapley (North Carolina, sculpture) and honorary artwork by Liuqing Ruth Yang (West Virginia, mixed media).

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  • Aiden Quigley
  • Meredith Mills
  • Kaelyn Atkins
  • Ivory Wood

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