September 17 - October 31, 2015
Content: Artifact is the second of Abecedarian Gallery’s juried exhibitions for 2015. This exhibition will celebrate the artists’ book form as one that goes beyond acting as a container for information, as an object that holds more than text and/or images arranged in a set sequence of pages. Rather than proposing a strict set of limitations, this exhibit aims to encourage artists working in the book form to use the definition, etymology or other interpretation of the word ‘artifact’ as inspiration for the creation of new works, or as a tool to select existing works for submission to this call:
1 an object made by a human being, typically an item of cultural or historical interest.
2 something observed in a scientific investigation or experiment that is not naturally present but occurs as a result of the preparative or investigative procedure.
Etymology: ORIGIN early 19th cent.: from Latin arte ‘by or using art’ + factum ‘something made’ (neuter past participle of facere ‘make’).