TheLibrary in its first iteration was presented as a temporary space celebrating the tranquility of photobook from 8—30 April 2017, at tête Schönhauser Allee 161A in Berlin.
The project was conceptualized and initiated by Richard Rocholl and executed in collaboration with Kamilla Gylfadóttir, Alina Topf, and Edden Wallace.
TheLibrary invited visual artists to share a curated collection of their favorite photobooks with the community. This first edition of TheLibrary has been featuring the favorite books from the private collectons of Clara Bahlsen, Joachim Bartsch, Nadja Bournonville, April Gertler, Hannah Goldstein, Fred Hüning, Richard Rocholl and Joachim Schmid.
TheLibrary has been hosting a number of events like discussions, artist talks and presentations of photobooks.
In addition to the programmed events photographers from around the world were invited to show their work. The final selection presented at TheLibrary included the following artists and photo books:
Reality of Youth Going Backwards in Vain
the long way toward south
Lemia Monet Bodden and Nick Carbonaro
Respond & Rebuild: A Rockaway Portrait
Je vous salue Marie
She Dreamt about a Valley in the Caucasus
J’ai arraché mon premier cheveu blanc
Damien Daufresne & Marie Sordat
Ordnung der Dinge – für Dich für Morgen
Warten Auf dem Standesamt
Die Trennung meiner Eltern
Speaking of scars
Nacht auf der Sonne
“It’s beautiful when it flies”
You Don’t Say
Was it a Dream
Japan is veiled
cups and balls
Hello and welcome to Paris
things + kings
Prophit Art Zine
Alle Katzen Grau
The most important I do not tell you at all
Images (2) Courtesy of Ayala Gazit