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Library by Nancy Davenport

Library by Nancy Davenport
Accession Code: wu0884
Title
: Library
Date completed
: 2004
Classification
: Photograph
Medium
: C-Print
Height
(mm):
800
Width (mm): 1118
Depth (mm):
Inscription:
Location Name: Picture Store
Location Description:
Location Floor:

This work is from a series of photographs taken in unnamed universities in the USA and Canada. They depict examples of 'New Brutalist' architecture and convey an uneasy tension between optimism and aftermath. 'Library' shows an unpeopled wasteland strewn with litter - discarded anti-Iraq war leaflets - making an ironic comment on the failure of political opposition.

Purchased from Nancy Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, 2008. The photograph is No. 2 from an edition of five.

'Library' was included in the Mead Gallery exhibition 'Campus' in 2005, a collaboration between the Mead and the John Hansard Gallery, financially supported by Arts Council England.