Few things are as crucial for an artistic process, the empowerment of committed art historians or for young writers and academics in the field of culture, as having access to knowledge and research.
The Kamel Lazaar Foundation launched its first public library at the B7L9 Art Station. Through this new book collection program, the objective is to build up the first public research collection in Tunisia. To launch this initiative, the KLF has donated one thousand books specializing in the visual arts for the benefit of the library and has set an ambitious goal of building up a collection of ten thousand books by 2022. Although the collection focuses primarily on contemporary art and cultural heritage in the Middle East, North Africa and Iran, it also seeks to cover the expansive and emerging world of Art.
B7L9 Art Station is housing the KLF Library collection while pending the creation of a space that will be specifically dedicated to it. The KLF team provides archiving services, ensuring that the content is available free of charge to all those seeking access to the Library's collection. The KLF will also work closely with schools and educational institutions to ensure that students have access to materials according to their needs.
To reach a diversity of materials, as well as to ensure that the content of knowledge is continuously refreshed, KLF would like to call on its friends and partners to join this initiative by donating books. The KLF humbly asks its colleagues, supporters, artists, gallery owners, curators, collectors, academics and avid readers to contribute to the expansion of this knowledge base through the donation of books and other printed art publications, including monographs, limited-edition artist's books, exhibition catalogues and associated ephemeral publications, Biennale catalogues, etc.