The Reanimation Library is an independent public library located at the Queens museum in studio number five, the only museum in the country to have a residency program. Both a functioning research library and artist project, the library was founded by Andrew Beccone. The library consists of books that have fallen out of circulation with an emphasis on their visual content.
Andrew collects the books from thrift stores, flea markets, municipal dumps, library sales, give away piles, and used bookstores from the surrounding area of the library’s ever-shifting location. Alongside its focus on visual content comes a broad range of subject matter rooted in modernist interests as well as the esoteric sides of western culture.