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.
"Hu Fang's writing is a juxtaposition of fiction and commentary about a variety of topics relevant to contemporary living, including authoritarian politics, office culture, market economy an... Read more
A single continuous concertina made from glued sections, housed in slip case, depicting paired images of over 300 sculptures and their makers. Each maker was asked to create a sculpture "followin... Read more
Journey traces the spiritual development of the Chinese artist Cao Fei, by comprehensive pictorial explorations and text contributions from Hou Hanru,Hu Fang, and the interview between Hans Ulrich Obr... 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
"On a day in April 2006, four young men - Cao Fei, Ah Long,TOKILL and Fang Zheng were walking on the way to Yunnan province. Initially, Cao Fei was invited to make a feature film about "Yunn... Read more
To prepare for a photographic series based on the Book of Odes (Shi jing), a celebrated collection of poems dating from the Bronze Age and China's oldest anthology of lyric poetry, the artist fir... Read more
A box of Shuangxi ("red double happiness") cigarettes contains a book that focuses on the role cigarettes play in Chinese weddings. As a token of appreciation, it is customary for the bride... Read more