Curated by Johanna Drucker
For Artistexts, internationally renowned author, book artist, and visual theorist Johanna Drucker selected more than 20 artist books created in a deliberate dialogue between design and writing. These artistexts (a neologism coined by Drucker) explore how poetics and production change across the spaces of a distributed textual system, emerging as palimpsests, recombinations, excisions, swarms, unfoldings, and turnings. In this exhibit, items from Drucker's personal collection and the University of Arizona Libraries Special Collections join holdings from the University of Arizona Poetry Center's L. R. Benes Rare Book Room. Click here to read "Books, Artistexts, and Typopoiesis," an essay written by Drucker to accompany the exhibit.
This exhibit originally appeared in the Jeremy Ingalls Gallery of the University of Arizona Poetry Center from April 2, 2012 to June 29, 2012.