"A Book About Death : Life"

An international art exhibition of original artworks expressing feelings about death and a celebration of life.

Exhibition dates:
January 20 - February 25, 2011

A work in progress, like life and death.
Entries date : There is no end.

Reception : February 17, 5- 7 p.m.

About the Exhibit

This exhibition is at the Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery ,
located in the Harper Center for the Arts at
Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina

The exhibit at large includes three exhibits within the gallery:

Exhibit I
A Book About Death: Life includes the original
A Book About Death plus new submissions.

A Book About Death exhibit originated at the Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery in NYC in September 2009.
This exhibit, ABAD, was conceived by artist Matthew Rose,which included nearly 500 pages of original designs by international artists on the subject of death .

Since the 2009 debut, the ABAD project has taken a on a remarkable life. It continues to travel the world , appearing in museums and galleries across the US, Brazil, Belgium, Croatia, Sarajevo, Italy and the United Kingdom. An unbound ABAD (Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery 2009) book is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, MoMA Wales and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Research Library.

Exhibit II
Selected Works by Ray Johnson: Ray Johnson, the pioneering American collage artist, who created the original and unpaginated A Book About Death. Works on loan from the Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center.

Exhibit III
Wailing Wall: In memory and celebration of the lives of two PC students lost in the Fall semester, Sarah and Lea.


CALL FOR ENTRIES for A Book About Death: Life

Submit one 4"x 6" artwork in any media on the theme of death/life via snail mail and a 4"x6" 150 dpi jpg of your image for posting on blog. Please include the words “A BOOK ABOUT DEATH” on the front and your name and your e-mail address/website URL on the back. The work may be sent in an envelope for protection or mailed as a postcard.

Artist is responsible for cost of postage/mailing.

ALL submitted work will become part of a permanent

ABAD : Life archive as part of the Presbyterian College Art Collection. Your submission/entry will not be returned.

You must submit both a physical work and a virtual one to be part of the project. Every submitted piece will be posted to this exhibition blog.

Submissions will continue to be accepted.

Mail 4” x 6” artwork/card to:

Ann Stoddard

College Curator

Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery

Harper Center for the Arts

Presbyterian College

503 South Broad Street

Clinton, South Carolina 29325

Submit the 4x6 150 dpi jpg of your image with your name and e-mail and/or web URL to: