Transforming Hate: An Artist’s Book

1_Transforming-Hate-Box-Front8 x 8″; 108 pages including covers. Perfect bound softcover. Four-color offset lithography. Illustrated paper wrappers with flaps. Housed in foldout die-cut box with gold foil origami crane inserted into cover slot.

Excerpt from the foreword:
I am a black woman. I am an artist. For many years I have been creating work to bring issues of social justice into the public discourse. This book evolved from a project for which I folded origami cranes from pages of white supremacist books for the exhibition, Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate. It was organized by the Montana Human Rights Network and the Holter Art Museum in Helena, Montana and opened in 2008.

In Transforming Hate: An Artist’s Book, I was trying to look at what it was like for me to turn the hateful words of the white supremacist books into a beautiful art object. That exploration helped me understand more fully the many levels of oppression and violence at the intersections of race, gender, class and sexual orientation. Why do we keep each other from being who we really are? How can we begin to talk about what separates us?

In our roles, as voyeur and as participant, we make daily decisions about who gets to have rights and who is marginalized in our society. I ask us to question our perceptions about history, reality, identity and voice. Do we have the courage to live differently?

A few randomly selected book pages are shown below

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Edition numbered signed copies of Transforming Hate: An Artist’s Book may be purchased for $50.00 from:
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Transforming Hate: An Artist’s Book is held in the following Special Collections 2016 – 2018

  • Art Institute of Chicago, Flaxman Library
  • ARTEXTE, Special Collections, Montreal
  • Baylor University, Central Libraries, Special Collections
  • Boston Athenaeum, Rare Books, Special Collections
  • Brigham Young University, Library, Special Collections
  • Brooklyn Museum of Art Library, Artist Book Collection
  • California College of Art, Library, Special Collections
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Hunt Library, Special Collections
  • Cleveland Institute of Art, Gund Library, Special Collections
  • Cornell University, Olin Library, Special Collections
  • CSU East Bay, University Library, Special Collections
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  • Harvard University, Fine Arts Library
  • Indiana University, Lilly Library, Special Collections
  • James Madison University, Library, Special Collections
  • Lafayette College, Skillman Library, Special Collections
  • Library of Congress, Rare Book Room, Artist Book Collection
  • Macalester College, Library, Special Collections
  • Marlboro College, Rice-Aron Library, Special Collections
  • Miami University, King Library, Special Collections
  • Michigan State University, Library, Special Collections
  • Mills College, Olin Library, Special Collections
  • Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Library, Special Collections
  • National Humanities Center, Durham, NC
  • Northwestern University Library, Artist Book Collection
  • Ohio University, Alden Library, Special Collections
  • Otis College of Art & Design, Artist Book Collection
  • Reed College, Library, Special Collections
  • Ringling College of Art and Design, Goldstein Library, Artist Book Collection
  • RISD, Fleet Library, Artist Book Collection
  • Rochester Institute of Technology Libraries (gifted)
  • SCAD Atlanta, ACA Library, Artist Book Collection
  • Scripps College, Denison Library, Special Collections
  • Seattle Museum, Library, Special Collections
  • Skidmore College, Scribner Library, Special Collections
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