Must Use Critical Knowledge


MUCK (Must Use Critical Knowledge) is a fledgling library existing on & offline that supports and promotes text dedicated to untangling hegemonic knowledge claims.

The library/archive began its existence online in 2018, setting out to platform critical art writing working through the knots of hegemonic knowledge systems. Co-collaborators India Boxall (she/her) and Niamh Moloney (she/her) instigate MUCK's actions and take care of the online library/archive.

Seeking texts and visual art practices responsive to knowledge practices that make meaning beyond institutional legibility, the library/archive continues to question itself as a container for new and situated knowing.

MUCK has collaborated with The Nature Library, Fruitmarket Gallery, Embassy Gallery, In Session FKA Grad Job, 16 Nicholson Street Gallery, and Glasgow Zine Library. We also work on projects with artists and writers who are looking to form critical, attentive, and responsive threads with/in their practice/s.