THE SERVING LIBRARY 2020/21 (OBJECTS)
A4, 208 pages, full colour printing, perfect bound, 2020
Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey, Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey, Vincenzo Latronico, David Reinfurt (editors)
This year's Annual is published in tandem with a long-term installation of The Serving Library's collection of (mostly) framed objects at 019, an artist-run space in a former welding factory in Ghent, Belgium. Apparently, the sole common denominator of the objects in the collection - which range from paintings, photographs, and LP sleeves, to a can of green paint, a German car license plate, and an ouija board - is to have appeared as illustrations in an issue of The Serving Library Annual or one of its immediate predecessors, Bulletins of The Serving Library or Dot Dot Dot, sometime over the last 20 years. The present volume assembles The Serving Library collection at the time of writing, arranged in chronological order of production, as full-page images with extended captions.