About

Welcome to the ICI Library! The ICI Library is a reference library to be used on site. We support the scholars of the ICI Berlin in their research by supplying them with the needed literature and bibliographical information. While we develop our collection in close connection with the collective research projects of the ICI Berlin, we use interlibrary loan services to make materials available that are needed by individual researchers.

The ICI Library is registered with the library code ISIL BE–1578 by the ISIL Agency of Germany, is a member of the GBV Common Library Network, the German Library Association (dbv e. V.), and of the Working Community of German Special Libraries (AspB e. V.)

It is a partner of the Specialized Information Service for Comparative Literature (SIS Comparative Literature/FID AVL) and supports the ICI’s publishing venture ICI Berlin Press.

Collection

The ICI Library houses a collection reflecting the multidisciplinary research undertaken at the Institute in general and the work on its core projects in particular, with a focus on research in cultural theory. The library also houses the ICI Edition, a collection of recordings of events organized at the ICI Berlin. All recordings published in the ICI Edition have an entry in the library catalogue, which contains a link to the video hosted on the ICI website. The library also archives the posters and flyers of ICI Events as well as press materials and literature reviews related to the ICI Berlin.

Public ICI Library Catalogue

Mood Library

Information

The holdings of the ICI Library are recorded in the local catalogue as well as in the Common Union Catalogue (GVK) of the Common Library Network (GBV), carrying call numbers and location information. Please note, however, that the catalogue does not give information about the status of individual items, since the ICI Library uses an internal lending system not connected to the publically accessible GVK catalogue. Please inquire with library staff if the desired title is presently available.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer regular use of the ICI Library to our guests. You are welcome, however, to visit us and use our holdings on site.  Please contact us in advance in order to make an appointment.

Service

The library staff is present and ready to assist you on:

  • Mon, Wed, Thurs 9:00 – 16:00
  • Tues 10:00 – 18:00

Corinna Haas (Academic Librarian)
corinna.haas@ici-berlin.org
Tel: 473 7291-26

Christine Niehoff (Academic Librarian)
christine.niehoff@ici-berlin.org
Tel: 473 7291-26

Saori Kanemaki (Library Assistant)
saori.kanemaki@ici-berlin.org
Tel.: 473 7291-29

Hot Off the Press
Co-edited by Former ICI Fellow
Cristina Baldacci

The strange brotherhood between art fairs and biennials, and other recurrent or mega exhibitions, continues to arouse criticism but little attention in academic literature, despite the importance of such exhibition formats in the life cycle of art, artists, and anyone entering the art world.

The volume reconsiders the relationship between art fairs and biennials and other pivotal contemporary shows from various perspectives.

Cover Double Trouble
Hot Off the Press
Publication by ICI Affiliated Fellow
Amelia Groom

This volume offers an illustrated examination of Buchanan’s environmental sculpture Marsh Ruins (1981), which exists in an ongoing state of ruination.

Amelia Groom illuminates Buchanan’s vision of sculptural ruination, and probes her remarkable work in terms of ideas of witnessing, documentation, landscape, and cultural memory.

Cover Marsh Ruins
Publication co-edited by ICI Affiliated Fellow
Alison Sperling

Throughout the essays in this issue, weird concepts and categories are brought to bear on topics that have often been overlooked within the field of weird studies.