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.
A single sheet concrete poem speaking on the image formation of the “other” in discourse.; A binary is composed out of the repeating “I” and an extended poem written in Spanish with no spaces between... Read more
A collection of six fold-out posters that speaks on the Drug War declared in Mexico in 2006, which generated violence that surpassed current wars being fought at the time.; Using the Mexican national... Read more
A fanzine about the effects of consumerism and contamination.; Imagery conveys visceral and uncanny bodily fragments, hybridity, and metamorphosis of the body.; The publication includes twelve sticker... Read more
Flier for "Zapatos Magneticos" [magnetic shoes], ephemera that was part of the artist’s contribution to the 5th La Habana Bienal, May 1994.; Back of image says “Wearing his magnetic shoes, F... Read more
The book "accompanies the artist thought process and visual research" for the video of the same name, filmed in Navalcarnero, Plaza Legazpi and Prado Museum in Madrid [from colophon]. It con... Read more
The project began in response to the "collective, intuitive translation [that] comes from the need to exercise a new language" in improvisational music performances (from item). This poster... Read more
"The Harrison High School Walkouts is an artist book that takes an archival form based on historical events in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The book draws... Read more