This issue grew out of two physical incarnations of The Serving Library in 2011. The first took place from July 4–August 10 in the Walter Phillips Gallery of the Visual Arts department at The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada. Here we set up a model of the library’s projected interior to house a six-week summer school titled From the Toolbox of a Serving Library. The school comprised daily morning seminars, supplemented by a few evening events. Each week was based on a specific component from a (Photoshop-proxy) digital software toolbox, in order to reconsider what a contemporary (Bauhaus-proxy) Foundation Course might most usefully comprise. The second opened on October 29 and at the time of writing remains installed at Artists Space, New York. Here the same model serves more as a mini-expo in view of an eventual fixed home, alongside a parallel three-screen projection concerned with “Identity.”

THE ORIGINAL MAFIA RULES
Dimma Davidoff

I AM A HANDLE
Rob Giampietro

WHY BOTHER
Angie Keefer

IT IS THE OUTSIDEDNESS FLAVOR OF IT
Stuart Bailey

EVERYTHING IS IN EVERYTHING
David Reinfurt


Perri MacKenzie

U.F.O.
Július Koller

IF THINGS ARE NOT QUICKLY TO GO PEAR-SHAPED
Jan Verwoert

ORDER AND CLEANLINESS
Peter Fischli and David Weiss

ACCESS TO TOOLS
David Senior

AUDIO ANNOTATIONS
Junior Aspirin Records

HOW TO BEHAVE BETTER
Anthony Huberman

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