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Library of Friendship Collection At Scholes Library, Alfred University

The Library of Friendship Collection at Scholes Library is dedicated to all students and instructors at the School of Art and Design at Alfred University. This visually stunning and powerful gift comprises a unique collection of books, catalogues, editions, and DVDs that provide the visitor insight into a vital, thriving Austrian art scene and a scientific analysis thereof Above and beyond.The Library of Friendship Collection was created to be a communication center for students and researchers who are interested the boundless energy of contemporary Austrian art. – March, 2011

An expansion of the “Library of Friendship” for 2012 is in the works. Towards this purpose, we are inviting artists, and art institutions to send publications, posters, DVDs, etc. to the Werkstadt Graz, or to bring them directly to the Galerie Grazy. Publications in German/ English are especially appreciated. The donator will be listed as a supporter at Alfred University.

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A Unique Collection for Scholes Library:

  • The Library of Friendship collection includes several hundred books, media and ephemera, related to current Austrian art practice.
  • There are many unique items in the collection including books and catalogues which were printed in limited or single editions.
  • Many autographed items.
  • The collection contains items that are rare or are simply unavailable to us here in the United States.
  • Many represented artists in this collection, are “discoveries” for us or were not well reflected in our collection.
  • The gift includes over 100 pieces of unique “ephemera” including gallery announcements, postcards, flags, multiples, and posters that Scholes Library will archive and use for displays.

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“The “Library of Friendship” at Scholes Library is a product of collaboration between artist and government. In this, divisions of conscience and values are transcended by an ideal that is best represented and shared though art. This gift represents a “conversation” across time, borders and political divides while fostering a visual dialog between established and emerging artists”

A Gift Arranged by Visiting Artists:

Josef Schützenhöfer, Joachim Baur, Barbara Edlinger

Collected in generous collaboration with the Austrian Government and the following artists and institutions:

Werkstadt Graz, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Universalmuseum Joanneum, ESC im Labor, Grazer Kunstverein, Kultur Service Gesellschaft Steiermark, Camera Austria, Land Steiermark, Stadt Graz, Karl Heinz Herber, Steirische Kulturinitiative, Landesregierung Steiermark, Josef Klammer,
Haus Der Architektur Graz, Neue Galerie Im Ssz-Sammlungs-Und Studienzentrum

 
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