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.
"This accordion book combines an array of black and white photographs with a 15th century Spanish ballad. Both words and imagery concern themselves with the immense pain and tiny joys of imprison... Read more
A conceptual approach to combining the definition of meteorological whiteout and the product of white-out liquid, commonly used to correct printed texts. Textual images were made by physically applyin... Read more
TOC is a multimedia work about time. This visual novel, run from a DVD, is an assemblage of text, film, music, photography, the spoken word, animation, and painting. As noted by the publisher, the des... Read more
"This document contains 547 digitized five-second samples of found audiocassette tape gathered in Humboldt Park in Chicago, IL between 1998 and 2004."--From the artist. Plastic bag contains... Read more
A large, folded sheet of paper, depicting the violent encounter between a professor, his three students, and the mythic sloth they are hunting. The comic was read aloud by Hannah Chavez, in collaborat... Read more
Ephemera from an exhibition that took place on July 10, 2014 at the Student Union Galleries (SUGs) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, titled "Here, there and everywhere: truth and liv... Read more