Giant outdoor library aim to draw attention to value of print in Belgium

Ahram Online, Tuesday 21 Aug 2012

A large library stands in the Saint Peters Abbey vineyard in Ghent, Belgium until 16 September, boldly highlighting the printed word above the digital craze

As part of the Track festival, an open-air installation dubbed 'Bookyard' by Italian artist, Massimo Bartolini, stands for viewing in the vineyard of Saint Peters Abbey in Ghent, Belgium until 16 September.

The installation consists of 12 bookcases aligned in rows and is, exhiliratingly, set in the middle of grapevine fields.

The artist aims to draw attention to bound print, so as to not forget that medium among the craze over digital material.

'Bookyard' is part of Track: A Contemporary City Conversation, a festival that opened in May 2012 and ends on 16 September.

The festival stretches out over the city of Ghent with 44 works of art and installations by European artists.

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