The World Between Word and Image

"Bound and Ready," an artist's book by Kim Knox, was published in 1993 by Nexus Press. Credit: Paige Knight, Emory Libraries at Emory University.

On view through May 29, 2016

"The World Between Word and Image: Artists’ Books and Archives from Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, and Nexus Press" presents archival material from the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, and Nexus Press collection held by the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL). It features approximately 15 artists’ books displayed at a time in three cases. A fresh crop of books focusing on new themes will be rotated in every three months. A fourth case will feature archival material from records of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, the parent organization of Nexus Press.

At this time, the three thematic cases are as follows:

  1. "What Is a Book?" 
  2. "History, Memory, and the Reinterpretation of Tradition"
  3. "Photography" 

Related Programs

A moderated panel discussion is planned for Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Jones Room at the Woodruff Library. The panel is expected to feature Nexus alumni discussing the genesis, evolution, and achievement of Nexus Press and Nexus Contemporary Art Center. (Check our calendar page as the event date approaches for more details as plans develop.)

Learn More

Press Release

Emory acquires materials from Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Nexus Press

MARBL finding aid: Atlanta Contemporary Art Center collection

Visitor Information

The exhibit is located in the Robert W. Woodruff Library on level 2.  Parking is available in the Fishburne Parking Deck (Weekdays: free after 5pm, Weekends: free).  "Visitors" hours at the Robert W. Woodruff Library are posted here.

For more information, email: library.exhibitions@emory.edu