Inquiry: Exhibition / Assembly / Collection / Assortment was a show of faculty work at the University of Texas at Austin in the Spring of 2015. In collaboration with Jiwon Park, the Service Bureau designed and installed a reading room, interactive website, projection, and produced the catalog and signage for the show. The design of the collateral materials all took the book to be a sort of container for the intellect in contrast to the works themselves as more emotive containers.
The reading room collected 10 influential books from each contributor to the show and acted as the ‘brain’ of the exhibition, a point of access into the research that accompanies academic artistic practice. The projection and website clarified which books were selected by the artists, and made them accessible to the public beyond the exhibition walls.
A simple catalog accompanied the show, acting as a hub for the curatorial statement, biographies and lists of references from the artists. The title page spread of the catalog then became the identity of the show, directing the viewer toward the book as a gateway into Inquiry.