Shared Letters - Katinka Bock & castillo/corrales
In 2009, artist Katinka Bock set up a permanent library in Bétonsalon Center for art & research. Called Shared Letters, the library was designed by the artist and by the managers of the bookshop Section 7 Books.
Shared Letters is a work of the German artist Katinka Bock, whose purpose is to stimulate, with public participation, the creation of a permanent library for Bétonsalon. The artist has produced one hundred sculptures, ceramic white bricks, to be spread from September 14th on. They are doomed to disappear, according to the wishes of the artist, who still expresses another will: that each person wishing to take and keep a sculpture, in turn, buys a book at the specialized in contemporary art bookstore, Section 7 Books, to offer Bétonsalon and thus to constitute the first books in its library shelves. During the Playtime festival Section 7 Books offers a selection of books, specifically defined in collaboration with Katinka Bock, for the project Shared Letters.
You can have a look at the books list and borrow them during your next visit Bétonsalon - Centre for art and research.
Information : publics(at)betonsalon.net
Katinka Bock was born in 1976 in Frankfurt / Main. She lives and works in Berlin and Paris. She is represented by Galerie Jocelyn Wolff in Paris.
Section 7 Books is castillo/corrales’ bookshop. It is an attempt to establish in Paris an infrastructure that plays an active role in the ecology of small-press publishing. The projects included in S7B are the results of invested endeavors, one- or two- person enterprises most of the time, artists, writers or editors who believe that the experience of looking at and thinking about art is always inextricably tied to reading, discussing, and circulating printed material. They are books that often find an audience one person at a time, passed from hand to hand – not meant to be consumed as information, but to be read.