The Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection (JFABC) digital library is an online guide and finding aid for the rich collection of artists’ publications available in Flaxman Library Special Collections. The JFABC brings together close to ten thousand artists’ publications in all formats and media including: books, zines, multiples, video and audio recordings, digital works, periodicals, and other intimate works of art created by artists of local, national, and international significance. Focusing on materials published from the 1960s to the present, it is complemented by collections of reference works and exhibition catalogues to support in-depth research on artists’ publishing.
Made in response to the author's experience learning about the United States prison system and working with youth in a penitentiary, the work explores the stigmas the artist encountered produced... Read more
"La Segunda Conquista," or the second conquest, is a sculptural response to the history of colonialism and the conquest of the Aztecs by the Spaniards. The artist illustrates Catholicism by... Read more
In Ridicule of Spectacle was a performance, drawing session, and photo shoot aimed at bridging the disciplines of art and dressmaking through the art of modeling. Mariani investigates the idea of bein... Read more
Surreal comic narrative about grief, longing for love, and losing touch with reality. The protagonist, unable to deal with the loss of a loved one, creates a natural world to escape to.; Bound in lase... Read more
'The Unclosable Closure' is a mail art project developed over the course of four months. This work is a collaboration between Kris Allen and her ex-boyfriend Jon Brown. Letters and objects w... Read more
In response to a series of water leaks and repairs in her Chicago apartment, the artist took up the domestic water system and repairman's tools as materials for her work. Seeing them as extension... Read more