The Future Library handover ceremony 2022

The Future Library silent room is now open!

This year’s handover ceremony was a very special event, a milestone for a visionary project: not only the annual handover took place, but this year three acclaimed authors were part of the ceremony, which included the opening of the manuscripts’ resting place, the silent room in the new public library Deichman Bjørvika. The silent room will be home to all of the manuscripts contributed to the project until their eventual publication in the year 2114. The room is designed by artist Katie Paterson and architects Atelier Oslo and Lund Hagem.


Requiem, Katie Paterson at Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK, 9th April – 11th June, 2022.

An exhibition by Katie Paterson at Ingleby Gallery brought together dust gathered from material dating from pre-solar times to those of the present.

Mirage announcement


Katie Paterson and Zeller & Moye have been commissioned by Apple to create a public permanent artwork at the Apple Campus in Cupertino, USA. This public sculpture for the olive grove adjacent to the Visitor’s Center at Apple Park, will be created from cylinders of pure cast glass, made of sand collected from deserts across the Earth. Sand from subtropical deserts, coastal, rain-shadow, interior, mountainous, volcanic and fossilized deserts will be melted into glass. Over four-hundred cast glass columns will combine every desert on Earth into a clear, wave-like form, mimicking a desert dune. Visitors can interact with the artwork, walking alongside and through it, where the glass will subtly melt into the landscape, like a desert mirage. The artwork will be installed in 2022.


Endling, a new artwork by Katie Paterson is on show at Galleri Tschudi til March 2022.


Katie Paterson, Monograph

This first comprehensive overview covering the work of Katie Paterson is hardback, 256 pages, 289 colour illustrations with a foreword by Nicolas Bourriaud and essays by Mary Jane Jacob, Lisa Le Feuvre and Lars Bang Larsen. The artworks in this book have been ordered as a ‘time telescope’, by duration – seconds, minutes, hours, years and light years.