A travelling collection of unwanted publications, where guests are welcome to browse as much as they want, returning the books into any random pile goes on exhibit starting June 24 until August 26 at the fifth floor of First United Building, 413 Escolta Street, Binondo, Manila.
Open to the public, The Library of Unread Books exhibit is the first off-site show by the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Manila.
MCAD Commons is an exhibition program of the MCAD, conceptualized as a project that is held away from the main museum, to reach a larger audience that allows for the engagement with creative development, ideas exchange, and support of the artistic process across the areas of research, art practice, and curatorial discourse.
The installation is a collaborative project by Malaysian-born Heman Chong, an artist, curator, and writer, and Netherlands-based Renée Staal, a creative archive manager and researcher.
When the show ends on August 26, 2017, the entire collection of books will move to a future location that has yet to be determined.