My Bookcase

Ongoing projects with My Bookcase

Reading an exhibition together28 October 2017 – 18 February 2018

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Resource Room, in response to NOW: Michael Armitage, Yto Barrada, Kate Davis, Susan Philipsz, Hiwa K, Sarah Rose

NOW brings together the work of six artists and their approach to the themes of storytelling, communication, memory, love and loss. As a part of the exhibition, My Bookcase invite visitors to take part in a growing conversation about the themes of the artworks, and the ideas on display. In Phase 1, visitors were invited to recommend a book in response to the exhibition, the collaborative list is here.

For Phase 2, My Bookcase installed a Big Thought Book and the shared journals in the Resource Room.
in the foreground there is a big book open on a table. In the distance book objects which have yellow covers, each displaying a letter of the alphabet, are hanging on the wall. The alphabet books spell the first names of the artists involved in the exhibition.

Can we tell the story of an exhibition together? shared journals bring multiple voices to a communal reading of the exhibition and enable a conversation through the page between present, past and future visitors.


Readers&Publishers is a new online directory dedicated to connecting readers to independent publishers. The directory will launch winter 2017. For more info and to keep up-to-date see here.

Recent projects with My Bookcase

My Bookcase @ The House That Heals The Soul

My Bookcase took part in this group exhibition focusing on the practice of publishing, and the political and social status of the Library. Programmed in collaboration with artist Nick Thurston, CCA’s exhibition spaces were opened up to house a selection of library and self-publishing resources and artworks, looking at the radical potential of library collections and collecting. For more information about the exhibition and events series see here.

My Bookcase at CCA