7. Elective Affinities: A Library Opens on Hudson Street

Elective Affinities: A Library“Elective Affinities: A Library” located at 205 Hudson Street

This month, the Hunter College Art Galleries, located at 205 Hudson Street, has been transformed into a library and reading room. The new exhibition focuses on family and community, in a way in which the space brings people together. Throughout the month there will be screenings, performances, readings, workshops, and opportunities to learn more about the presses and organizations showcased. The two-level, loft-like space with side rooms has a variety of good reads spread about on tables and wall shelves. Interesting and attractive display cases are placed throughout the exhibit, along with short videos on screens with attached headphones for personal viewing.

The exhibit quotes the British novelist, poet and playwright, Doris Lessing, with her words, “With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates. It is the most democratic of institutions because no one – but no one at all – can tell you what to read and when and how.” Curated by Jocelyn Spaar and Sarah Watson, Elective Affinities: A Library offers just that. The installation will be on view to April 9th, located at 205 Hudson Street.