The 2018 Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) Symposium (November 7-9, 2018), Artists/Designers/Citizens, explores how the practice and study of art and design offer ways of seeing, intervening and belonging as a citizen. In collaboration, the Flaxman Library has selected materials that reflect this theme or are authored by symposium speakers. Titles will be on view for the duration of the symposium in the display area at the front of the library.
Build Your Own Canon comprises a participatory bibliography and collection of texts on themes of citizenship and other topics discussed at the symposium. Presenters were asked for a text (article or chapter section) that might best reference/represent/has inspired their presentation. A selection have been printed for AICAD participants and are available in the Ballroom through November 9.
Build Your Own Canon Bibliography + Book List can be found here.
November 6, 2018
Chicago Art Book Fair: Meet the Press
The Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection will be hosting three afternoons of talks with some of the exhibitors from the Chicago Art Book Fair. Stop by during the times below and “meet the press” before the fair in the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection Reading Room, Sharp 508.
The Chicago Art Book Fair takes place November 16–18, at the Chicago Athletic Association. The event is free and open to the public.
Monday, November 12, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Sharp 508
Yvan Alagbé, artist and publisher of Fremok from Belgium
Wednesday, November 14, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Sharp 508
Brad Rohloff of Bred Press
Matthew Sage of Patient Sounds
Thursday November 15, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Sharp 508
Liam Cobb and Iris Erlings of Silica Burn
Joe Kessler of Breakdown Press
Johanna Maerski of Colorama