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The Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection is pleased to display a traveling exhibition of Brazilian Cordel literature. ‘Livros de cordel’, Portuguese for “books on the string”, is a popular and vibrant poetic art form hailing from the Northeast…

This selection from the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection concerns the range of interpretations between the triumphant and the disastrous, expressed through the medium of artists’ books. Small triumphs. Disasters that we wreak upon ourselves;…

Selected examples of artists' publishing endeavors.

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Currently on display in the 5th floor hallway cases are various posters from the archives of Randolph Street Gallery. RSG, an artist-run exhibition and performance space, existed in Chicago from 1979 to 1998 and provided the local, national, and…

Artifacts at the End of a Decade is an anthology of prints and multiples in a variety of media, including glass, ceramic, metal, textile and works on paper, " a cross section of art activity particular to, and peculiar to one specific moment in time,…

Artists’ books have never adhered to physical or metaphorical boundaries. They move beyond established art market expectations, parameters, and distribution channels. This is one of the reasons the medium has proliferated since the early 1960s.…

Emerging in the 1950's, and becoming more prolific in the 1960's as a part of the Fluxus movement, mail art is a process, a conversation, a communicative art form, realized only when the work is mailed and received.Vittore Baroni, Eleanor Antin and…

A selection of books, pamphlets, multiples, broad sides, and audio works from the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection that comment on elections, on political systems and failed searches, on hope, resistance, and the disasters of war. Artists include…

The Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection shows Transitive Archive Vol 1 and 2 by Axel Guhlmann, Leipzig, Germany, 2002. The artist spent time in industrial and public buildings - train stations, factories, pools - that had been vacated and…

"Sometimes a thing just happens, and we call that inspiration. Sometimes a great deal of practice comes before the making of something, and we call that craft. When emerging artists encounter the book form and make it into something personal and…
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