- Sir, I told the captain, thank you for placing the library at my disposal. There are scientific treasures here, and I’ll take advantage of them.
Jules Verne, Twenty thousand leagues under the sea, translated by F. P. Walter. Paris, France: Hetzel
David Sampethai and Eleftheria Tseliou first discussed Sampethai's idea for a show with artists' books in May 2016. 'The Library Show' opens at the Eleftheria Tseliou gallery almost a year later.
The gallery space is being turned into a library with a reading section, where one can see, flip through or read, books by contemporary artists and historical editions we have borrowed from private collections by Marcel Duchamp - Richard Hamilton, Gerhard Richter, Nobuyoshi Araki, Gilbert and George, Edward Ruscha, Allan Kaprow, Yannis Tsarouchis, William Kentridge, Richard Hamilton, Dan Flavin, Ito Jakuchu, Ulisses Carrion, Nikos Engonopoulos, Tom Phillips, Robert Filliou, Felix - Gonzales Torres, Wolf Vostel, Anne Carson, Roni Horn, Daynita Singh, Jan Voss, Alexis Akrithakis, Marcel Broodthaers, Arnulf Reiner, Boyle family, Yannis Kefallinos, Jean - Francois Bory, Luis Jacob, Bruno Munari, Hanna Schimek, Tom Wasmuth, Demetrios Galanis, Claes Oldenburg, Christian Boltanski as well as by Antonakis, Stemna Asemi - Christina Tzialla, Maria Efstathiou, Max Eulitz, Iannis Ganas, Maria Georgoula, Ioanna Gouzeli, Kostas Gouzelis, George Hadjimichalis, Markos Kampanis, Apostolos Karastergiou, Peggy Kliafa, Aidan Koch, Ilias Koen, Dimitris Kontos, Andreas Lymberatos, Giannis Michailidis, Margarita Myrogianni, Despoina Nisyriou, Aliki Panagiotopoulou, Nina Papaconstantinou, John Ryaner, David Sampethai, Kyrillos Sarris, Sophia Stavropoulou, Kostas Tsolis, Antonis Vathis, Cube Art Editions, The Deste Foundation Publications.