2. The two collections — of objects and books — that comprise the physical aspect of The Serving Library are currently itinerant, with an intermittent schedule of appearances in galleries or other arts institutions. Over the past few years we have used these opportunities to work out a more concrete form of the library in public. Like these model versions, the eventual permanent space will house these parallel collections of framed objects and bound books, where they will serve, among other things, as reference material in various teaching set-ups.

The most recent iteration, during Fall 2011, was at Artists Space (New York City), where the material was installed as a showroom or mini-expo designed to provoke offers or suggestions regarding its future fixed home. Before that, it was at The Banff Centre (Canada), arranged into a seminar room for a 6-week summer school that was based on rethinking what a contemporary arts Foundation Course could or should be. This was a more concerted version of previous versions at such as Liveinyourhead (Geneva), and Kunstverein (Amsterdam), both of which involved working with students from local art schools.

The next version will take place under the auspices of the New York branch of Goethe Institute sometime in late 2012. After that, we hope to find a permanent home. Suggestions are still most welcome.

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