September 2017 - December 2018
Pioneer Books/Pioneer Works
Reanimation Library, an ongoing project by Andrew Beccone, is a collection of 2000+ obscure or out-of-print publications the artist has been collecting over 15 years. Chosen primarily for the images that they contain, this collection of books have been culled from thrift stores, rummage sales, flea markets, municipal dumps, library sales, give-away piles, and used bookstores across the country.
Housed at Pioneer Books, Reanimation Library operated as a public non-circulating collection of books for visitors through December 2018. The library space included tools to use the collection including a computer, scanner, and copier. The library was complimented by a series of artist-led workshops and programs exploring the collection with artists including Sal Randolph, Doreen Garner, and Mimi Onuoha.
Project Team: Sheetal Prajapati (lead) with Katie Gritilian, Zach White and design team Daniel Kent, Allyn Hughes, and Will Rhodes