Bibliotheca

A fascinating new work by Ulla Viotti further enriches Kivik Art Centre’s stunning site in Scania. Bibliotheca – archaeological library is the title of the 2.5-metre tall and six metres in circumference, cylindrical brick sculpture that invites visitors to reflect on literature, art and crafts. Viotti has always been passionate about ceramics of every kind, and has worked closely for many years with Petersen Tegl, which produced the bricks for her new piece. The sculpture – a tribute to literature – uses 10,000 handmade, blue-tempered bricks to form shelves and books, the spines of which are engraved with the names of authors related to this part of Sweden.

Ulla Viotti’s new sculpture joins the ranks of works created for Kivik Art Centre by people like David Chipperfield and Antony Gormley, Petra Gipp, Gert Wingårdh and Snøhetta.

Bibliotheca - archaeological library was inaugurated in bright sunshine on June 23 at a nice reception attended by several hundred happy and enthusiastic guests.

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