Provoke: Photo Meets Book


Provoke: Photo Meets Book


September 24th – October 14th, 2016


Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection (Doro Boehme & Kayla Anderson)


In conjunction with Chicago’s 2016 Filter Photo Festival, Flaxman Library Special Collections presents a selection of photo-books from the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection. The works in this exhibition present a range of approaches to the photographic image: from the material to the digital, the abstract to the representational. Books by KangHee Kim, Stephen Gill, Daisuke Yokota, Hannah Whitaker, Jaclyn Wright, Andrew Norman Wilson, Stefan Burger, Beate Geissler + Oliver Sann, Paul Paper, Simone Mudde + Olivier Van Breugel, Hiên Minh Lé, Laurence Aëgerter, Michael Nelson, Nadine Stijns, Mikhael Subotzky, Liane Lang, and artists of the Provoke era: Taki Koji, Takanashi Yutaka, Nakahira Takuma, Moriyama Daido, and Araki Nobuyoshi. Works were divided into the following categories: “Image as Material,” “Screen Culture,” “Vernacular Ethnography,” and “Architecture + Place.”

Table Of Contents

Case 1: Image as Material

Magic, KangHee Kim

Best Before End, Stephen Gill, #3200.16

Color Photographs, Daisuke Yokota, #130.6

Self Publish Be Happy Vol.1, Naohiro Utagawa, RA 2.775

The Scrap, Daisuke Yokota, #130.29

Difference Engine, Hannah Whitaker, #2.51

Afterglow: Compact, Orientable, Spacelike, Jaclyn Wright, #9.67

Case 2: Screen Culture

ScanOps, Andrew Norman Wilson, RA 2.763

The Pommel Horse Popo, Stefan Burger Volatile Smile, Beate Geissler + Oliver Sann, #9.82

Smoke Screen, Paul Paper, #130.28

Between Screens, Simone Mudde + Olivier Van Breugel

Case 3: Vernacular Ethnography

Còn la¬i roi r¬ac. Hiên Minh Lé, RA 1.306

Healing Plants for Hurt Landscapes, Laurence Aëgerter Tristes Tropiques: Illustrations hors texte, Laurence Aëgerter Assignment no.2. Michael Nelson, #111.2

McHotel, Simone Mudde + Olivier Van Breugel Floating Population, Nadine Stijns, #10.28

Case 4: Architecture + Place

The Japanese Box: The Provoke Era, Taki Koji, Takanashi Yutaka, Nakahira Takuma, Moriyama Daido, Araki Nobuyoshi, RA 1.248

Ponte City, Mikhael Subotzky, Z20.5

Amnesiac Patina, Liane Lang, RA 1.225





Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection (Doro Boehme & Kayla Anderson), “Provoke: Photo Meets Book ,” SAIC Flaxman Library & Special Collection Exhibitions, accessed September 21, 2018,