For twelve years the artist worked on his cycle „Buch und Bibliothek“ (book and library). He welded hundreds of books in metal sheets, covered them with concrete or encased them in cast bronze. Thus he created “Konserven für das Gedächtnis der Menschheit“ and in this way he performed a symbolic act against the disregard or destruction of books. The result are sculptural works of unmistakable form. All of them stand for themselves, many of them blend into complex spatial sculptures – for example, placed on iron shelves. Each object bears an archive number that indicates the particular content. (Doris Moser)
Library, Level 3, East
Sculpture, made of sheet steel
210 x 65 x 33 cm
Botond (1949-2010) was a sculptor, draftsman and object artist. He studied at the University of Applied Arts in Budapest and graduated in 1975. Four years later he moved to Germany to dedicate himself to liberal art. In Nuremberg he took over the direction of the gallery Berufsverband Bildender Künstler. The resulting encounters with artists and gallery owners from Western and Southern Europe were guiding for him as an artist.