How do the ways in which we categorize books and information reflect invisible power structures and hidden hierarchies? What would an intervention into this system look like, and how can artistic processes re-shape, re-organize, and re-evaluate it?
“Added Value” is a temporary vending project organized by Stephanie Syjuco in conjunction with SFMOMA’s Public Knowledge initiative, and with participation from The Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, The Prelinger Library and the collaborative artist team Related Tactics. Over the course of three days, the museum’s Schwab Hall will be transformed into a massive public book sale, featuring a radical re-organization of thousands of used books, with all sales proceeds going to benefit the San Francisco Public Library. A program of screenings, talks, and commissioned artist projects involving the manipulation and transformation of books-as-knowledge will activate the Public Knowledge Library and the Wattis Theater. View the program here.