Discussion Questions: Tauba Auerbach’s Alphabetized Bible

Artwork image, Tauba Auerbach Alphabetized Bible

Tauba Auerbach, Alphabetized Bible, 2006; collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase; © Tauba Auerbach

  1. How would you describe this artwork to a person who wasn’t here to see it?
  2. Why do you think the artist chose the Bible as a book to base an artwork on?
  3. Do you think this is, or isn’t, an artwork? How is it similar to or different from your personal definition of “art”?
  4. If you were making an artwork based on a book, what book would you choose? Why?

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