With all the misleading “facts” being bandied about during the height of election season, it couldn’t be a better time for Flux Factory’s exhibition Public Trust, in which commissioned artists seek to “investigate and reveal the hidden values of our most popular pillars of culture,” while questioning and celebrating the roles of public institutions.
As part of the show, husband-and-wife collaborators Nathaniel Katz MFA 08 DM and Valentina Curandi have taken the bookmobile concept (which has been around since 1905) beyond its original intention. Their project, The Pacifist Library, presents a makeshift mobile lounge stuffed with stuff that embraces pacifism and participatory democracy.
Made from discarded and recycled materials, the pop-up refuge is designed to serve as a space for reading as well as exchanging ideas. This month it’s working its way to library branches throughout New York City.