Added Value: An Alternative Book Sale

See books in a new way. Art, films, talks, and more.
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“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.

Re-valuation Station Artists include: Lukaza Branfam-Verissimo, Cliff Hengst, Dionne Lee, Jenny Odell, Marcela Pardo Ariza, Sofie Ramos, and Leila Weefur.


Saturday, September 22, 2018

Alternative Book Sale: SFMOMA Member Early Access
Please use the Joyce and Larry Stupski Entrance at Minna Street
8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
RSVP required

Alternative Book Sale
SFMOMA Public Spaces
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Re-valuation Station
Public Knowledge Library
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Film: Toute la Mémoire du Monde
Alain Resnais, 1956. 22 min. Digital
Phyllis Wattis Theater
12:30 p.m.

Reading: Elaine Castillo
Public Knowledge Library
1:00 p.m.

Film: Ex-Libris: The New York Public Library
Frederick Wiseman, 2017. 197 min. DCP
Phyllis Wattis Theater
1:30 p.m.

Reading: Tongo Eisen-Martin
Public Knowledge Library
3:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Alternative Book Sale
SFMOMA Public Spaces
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Reevaluation Station
Public Knowledge Library
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Film: Storm Center
Daniel Taradash, 1956, 85 min.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
12:30 p.m.

Reading: Michael Warr
Public Knowledge Library
1:00 p.m.

Film: Fahreneit 451
François Truffaut, 1966. 112 min., 35mm
Phyllis Wattis Theater
2:30 p.m.

Reading: Dodie Bellamy and Kevin Killian
Public Knowledge Library
3:00 p.m.

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Note: This event will be taking place at a location outside the San Francisco network of public libraries. For questions concerning the event, please contact the hosting library: Public Knowledge Branch (SFMOMA).

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