Dexter Sinister, A Model of The Serving Library + Applied Art workshops

During Spring and Summer Kunstverein will collaborate with Dexter Sinister.

Dexter Sinister intends to dissolve all their activities (including the journal, workshop and bookstore) into one single project called The Serving Library. The Serving Library is as much social furniture as it is a specific model. It intends to operate on the principle of developing something in public and will eventually comprise: a physical library, a collection of artefacts, a teaching facility and a journal entitled “Bulletin of The Serving Library”.
For Kunstverein, a speculative model version of the Library is developed providing the backdrop for a number of seminars and other events, which will discuss issues drawn from the contents of the library. The artefacts and books will serve as triggers for conversation and teaching, and the space will serve as a meeting point and hangout. The whole might be considered a kind of temporary school — a school primarily concerned with what a contemporary art school might become.

Within the framework of A Model of The Serving Library, Kunstverein will organize workshops:

Applied Art, 31 May – 2 June, starting each day at 2 pm
Workshops hosted by Dexter Sinister with Gerrit Rietveld Academy (31 May), Piet Zwart Institute (1 June) and Werkplaats Typografie (2 June).

The workshops are open to the public.
Please make reservations before 27 May to


Dexter Sinister, A Model of The Serving Library
29 May – 24 July
Private view: 28 May, 7 – 9 PM

Applied Art workshops
31 May – 2 June

Kunstverein, Amsterdam

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