The library RAW Base is a rich collection of books, films, newspapers and other resources specialized in contemporary art with a focus on practices, ideas and works coming from the African continent.
Taking as a point of departure the idea that preservation is the main goal of any library or archival space, we ask ourselves how useful the ideas preserved are if they are never unearthed, juxtaposed, inverted, replaced or disturbed. RAW Base invites you to join the <B/Look Club>, a meeting which encourages dialog and debate through an activation of the archive. Every two weeks, the group will meet to discuss texts, images or films found or referenced in the RAW Base. The goal is to get in touch with new and archived art data, peeling ideas while adding new references to our personal archives.
Any person interested in contemporary art, critical analysis of texts and art works, and dialog is invited to join us. By responding to this call, you will receive the texts and the title of the projected film in every session.
Check out RAW Base’s online database! You can peruse our collection of books and soon films. The database is a work in progress and new titles are added weekly. If you need advanced search options feel free to contact us. Lecture@rawmaterialcompany.org