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The Visible Library puts together books suggested by artists and curators that belong to the visible network. Referring to the concept of visibility “when art leaves its own field to become visible as part of something else”, artists and curators have been invited to indicate book titles that inspire their current artistic practice in its existence at the borders of what is considered art and what it is not. Each title displayed here was the result of the answers received to the following questions:

“What are the books, texts, essays, e-reads that have helped you considering your artistic practice in its engagement with spheres other than the artistic one? What published materials have made you understand your work through another perspective, and enabled accessibility of your work for new publics and contexts?”

The Visible Library has been conceived in order to exist as a section of Contemporary Art Museums’ libraries. This first instalment is produced and permanently hosted by the Kunsthaus Graz, Austria.

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    The 2017 Visible Award longlist is announced + Visible Council

    For the fourth time in eight years we reach the exciting moment when we get to share with all of you the longlist of projects that are nominated for the Visible Award. Once more, we couldn't have done it without our brilliant curatorial advisory board, whose choices amazed us also this year with an incredible, visionary and diverse list of names.

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    2017 Curatorial Advisory board is announced

    The Visible Award arrives at its fourth edition this year and we are extremely glad to announce our renewed Advisory Board. Thirty-six curators have been invited to select the projects that will shape the debate around contemporary socially engaged artistic practices during these coming months that will lead us to a new public jury in the form of a temporary parliament, taking place at the Queens Museum in New York.

  • Interview to Carlos Cruz (Silent University consultant)
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    Interview to Carlos Cruz (Silent University consultant)

    • Carlos Cruz is Learning Organizer at the United Migrant Education Project and is London Consultant for the Silent University (2013 Visible Award-winning project). On the occasion of the Award ceremony at the Oxford University, we interviewed him and few other members and collaborators of The Silent University. Find out more about the project through its protagonists.