Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA

A collection of influential books gifted from the personal libraries of revered arts and cultural figures.

Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA

September 4–October 3, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 4, 6-9pm

Archive Pop-Up Hours: T–F, 12–5pm; SA 12–4:30pm
Kala Art Gallery, 2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA

As part of Print Public’s 2014–2015 programming, Kala Art Institute is pleased to present Lacey Haslam’s Archive this September. Archive is a living collection of books sourced from the personal libraries of influential visual and literary artists, curators, musicians and cultural leaders. Mirroring how we access information and share knowledge, the collection aims to trigger new patterns of collaboration.

During the month-long installation at Kala, Archive will map the network of those participating and document the growth of the collection via the online catalog. In-house access to the books will be available during gallery hours and virtual access to the catalog can be found at archive-project.com.

Lacey Haslam is the director of BLOCK Gallery, a site-specific exhibition program that takes place in alternative and public spaces. Haslam continues to work with the city of Oakland and private businesses to advocate for art in everyday spaces. She holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and a BFA from University of North Carolina at Asheville. She currently lives and works in Oakland, California

Print Public is an innovative place-making project bringing Kala Art Institute and multiple community partners together to create art installations, print kiosks, pop-up projects and other innovative acts of culture along San Pablo Avenue in West Berkeley. Artist-teams are developing distinct projects within the San Pablo Avenue transit corridor, creating an arts-integrated approach to urban planning and community activation. Events and programming are scheduled along San Pablo Avenue throughout 2014–2015. Visit Print Public online to learn more: www.kala.org/print_public

Contact Kala Art Institute for more information: amanda@kala.org; 510-549-2977