Future Library

Glean 3, Spring 2024

Interview by Els Roelandt

The Artist's Library

A conversation with Katie Paterson

We explore the treasure troves of artists’ libraries. Celebrating books and their writers, editors, publishers, designers and readers, The Artist’s Library is a column about what to read next.

Were you one of those children who buried treasures in the soil, hoping that someone belonging to a future generation would dig them up and imagine a whole story around them? The young Margaret Atwood must have been one of those children and, doubtless, visual artist Katie Paterson too.

With Future Library, UK-based Katie Paterson started a project that allows us, as well as future generations, to travel in time. No less than Margaret Atwood was the first author invited by Paterson to write a (…)

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