Reading Room for the Working Artist by Angela Grauerholz
Angela Grauerholz, professor at the École de design de l'UQAM and new director of the Centre de design de l'UQAM, presents the artistic process on her installation Reading Room for the Working Artist.
Inspired by a photo of the USSR Workers' Club Reading Room by Russian artist Alexandre Rodtchenko, Angela Grauerholz created her own Reading Room. The room became the container for her personal archives (photos, documents, postcards, literary writing, writing about art) organized in the form of twelve art books.
This allowed her to put her collections in order and to "give form to something entirely abstract: history, ideas, memory, ideologies." The project shows how artists incorporate their knowledge and their influences into their creative process.