Bookyard by Massimo Bartolini

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Italian artist Massimo Bartolini combines an emerging curiosity for knowledge with the effortless comforts of nature in his expansive outdoor public library called “Bookyard.” This project was designed for the Belgian art festival, TRACK: A Contemporary City Conversation in Ghent, Belgium. Using his ingenious creativity and mixed media talents, Bartolini placed a set of 12 bookcases in St. Peter’s Abbey Vineyard, Sint-Pietersplein 14, an establishment that originated from the middle ages. This lovely literary utopia was installed in a sweeping shape that moves along the gradual slope of the St. Peter’s Abbey line along with its vines. They are filled with books for sale by the public libraries of Ghent and Antwerp where the profits of these items will go to benefit the institutions. Visitors may bring a piece of the artwork placed on the bookyard shelves home with them once they leave a small donation of their choice into the small box supplied by the artist and the libraries.

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