Catalog Introduction

Art2Make is an exhibition catalog that brings together a collection of 3-D artworks from fifteen artists and essays that help us understand the critical issues of this emerging medium. The artworks are digital files that can be printed on a MakerBot Replicator 2, a 3-D extrusion printer. Important to note is that unlike most catalogs, the pages contain a link to the digital code for each artwork that enables the viewer to print the file and thereby collect any or all of the artworks. The first edition of all the works will be exhibited at the Center for Book and Paper Gallery at Columbia College, 1104 S.Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60605, February 10– April 15, 2014.

Art2Make is the last in a three-part series and follows the experimental concepts and format of two previous collaborative projects: Scan2Go and AR2View, which were distributed at two previous CAA Annual Conferences. All three of these publications include features designed to link additional media to each page by using the text and/or image to function as an interactive interface.The result is a catalog of artwork that can be experienced beyond the page.


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My thanks and much appreciation must go to Professor Meredith Hoy for her generous commitment to this project. Artists creating 3-D printed artworks are at the edge of emerging digital media and as such rely on the articles like Meredith’s to help their work be seen and understood.

The Services to Artists Committee of the College Art Association sponsored the Art2Make exhibition and catalog as part of ARTspace at the 2014 Annual Conference. Working together with Gail Rubini and Mat Rappaport, members of the media artist collective v1b3, CAA has created a new space and demonstrated new methods to exhibit and experience media-based visual artworks.

A special thanks goes to Chris Manzione for sharing his expertise with the project.

– Conrad Gleber





Exhibiting this Work
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This work and related 3D files are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Exhibition: Center for Book and Paper, Columbia College Chicago
February 10 – April 15, 2014

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