I continue to follow the path of Madrid-based artist Alicia Martin as she spreads her biblio-sculptural installations around Europe. The latest installation is a torrent of books which spill from the window of Den Haag’s Meermanno Museum as the centerpiece of the museum’s Paper Biennial 2012 . Not to worry, Martin utilizes donated, secondhand books that were headed to the pulper anyway.
The Meermanno Museum, housed in a stately 19th century townhouse, is a gem of a museum dedicated to the history of the book in Western Culture. The collection ranges from priceless medieval manuscripts to modern art books. This year’s Paper Biennial runs from September 1 to November 25th.