Structures for Reading

Time: 15 February – 6 April 2013
Location: The Center for Book & Paper Arts
1104 S. Wabash Avenue, Suite 200
Chicago, Illinois 60605, U.S.A.

Curator: Jessica Cochran

On a global scale, the book is a rapidly evolving cultural object and commodity. Therefore, it has a particularly ubiquitous presence in contemporary art across disciplines. Oriented around text, (infra)structure and the reading body, Structures for Reading features artworks that house, modulate or mediate books or texts. Many visualize the activity of reading in new or speculative ways, asserting new landscapes for the consumption of knowledge.

Works by
Jessica Bardsley (Chicago), Tony Cruz (Puerto Rico), Moyra Davey (New York), Matthew Girson (Chicago), Eva Kotátková (Prague), Sebastian Schmieg (with Silvio Lorusso) (Berlin), Liz Sales (New York), Sterling Lawrence (Chicago), Gareth Long (New York), Judith Leemann (Boston), Johana Moscoso (Chicago), Sebura+Gartelmann (Chicago).

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