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.
Jasper, C. T., 1971-, Malinowska, Joanna, 1972-, Moniuszko, Stanisław, 1819-1872.
Published for the exhibition presented in the Polish Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale, May 9 to November 22, 2015. The volume is created by two artists C.T. Jasper and Joanna Malinowska and edited... Read more
"Esperpento, meaning grotesque or absurd, is a collection of aerial views of Spain taken from Google Earth combined with text from Ramón Maria del Valle Inclan’s “Luces de Bohemia” about a poet w... Read more
"The work documents a piece of dance theater that addresses the absence of women of color in speculative fiction as empowered future beings and journeywomen. Aligned with AfroSurrealism and Black... Read more
A fictitious conversation between the artist and the poet Paul Celan. In two parts, French and German, bound together back-to-back. Library has no. 50 in a limited edition of 55, signed by the artist.... Read more
"...attempts to re-establish the notion of possible breakthroughs in contemporary art today, by drawing from a deep sense of self-awareness acquired from artists's daily experiences living i... Read more
"This book/play is a quick-service circus of culinary discourse, dream, memory, loss, and twisted aspiration. It takes place over the course of a few hours of one day in the life of the original... Read more
Mật Thư (meaning Secret Letter in Vietnamese) is a compilation of 120 poems, plays, song lyrics, and comics. Published in 2012 in an edition of 2000 copies, each containing a CD of poetry readings and... Read more
Conceived as a carefully staged gathering of texts slowly composing a unique, layered narrative, the book develops around a main character presented, like literature, as a corpse to be reanimated ad a... Read more
Short essays, textual experiments, and a full play script written by theater and performance artist Brian Torrey Scott after his Stage IV cancer diagnosis. "Under the duress of a rather bleak dia... Read more
Begun as an idea for a TV show featuring puppet versions of Karl Marx and Adam Smith meeting, Reyes' project has since taken on several forms including a live puppet show and this artist book con... Read more
Issue 11 features contributions by Tom Bissell, Sean Warren, Samantha Hunt, Robert Olmstead, T.C. Boyle, David Means, Doug Dorst, Joyce Carol Oates, A.G. Pasquella, Brent Hoff, Stephen Elliott, Daphne... Read more
'Innocence' is a bilingual journal based in Hanoi, Vietnam, featuring art, poetry, and other literature in both Vietnamese and English. Issue 3 (Summer-Fall 2015) revolves around the theme o... Read more