March 3 – 28, 2009


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. With its inherently public life, the prospect for collaboration, and access to simultaneous audiences, a book or multiple crosses borders and provides an aesthetic experience in diverse cultural contexts, ultimately allowing the audience to take over its dissemination. This exhibition focuses on work from the JFABC that moves beyond local and national concerns, and envisions and maps new modes of practice and artistic involvement. In conjunction with the 2009 Southern Graphics Council Conference.


“(ab)out,” SAIC Flaxman Library & Special Collection Exhibitions, accessed September 21, 2018, https://flaxman.omeka.net/items/show/158.