Amber Scoon: The Library

January 26 — March 2, 2017

The Library is an exhibition inspired by the question, "What if we interacted with art works in the way that we interact with books in a library?" Amber Scoon is specifically inspired by the library at the American Academy in Rome, a beautiful space that holds artworks, artifacts, books, drawings and documents.
amber scoon the library

Scoon’s installation is set up so that the audience can take an artwork from the wall and sit with it, look at it, feel it and draw it. It is a collection of images, thoughts, homes, imaginary places, memories, research and objects of importance. The Library is a place of respite where the mind can be free to roam about without the need for certainty or reason.

Amber Scoon is an artist and philosopher from Pelham, MA. She received her B.S. from New York University, her M.F.A. in painting from American University's two-year program in Italy, and her Ph.D. in Philosophy, Art and Critical Thought from the European Graduate School in Switzerland. Amber is the John Berger Fellow at the European Graduate School and a Professor at the Institute for Critical Philosophy at the Global Center for Advanced Studies. In 2013, Amber published Quantum Art. Amber will soon publish the Second Edition of Quantum Art, Conversations and Uncertainty and ? co-written by Amber Scoon and Glenn Goldberg (Atropos Press, Dresden/New York).

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