- Exhibitions & Events
World As Text
THE WORLD AS TEXT is a summer reading room and exhibition
featuring over seventy-five contemporary
artist’s books, zines, exhibition catalogs and alternative publications. The innovative reading room is designed by
artist John Preus, in collaboration
with students from the Columbia College Chicago departments of Art + Design and
Interdisciplinary Art, as well as students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. A hybrid space crafted
out of re-purposed materials to amplify connections between the action of
reading and the activity of performance, the reading room features books that
were selected by guest curators and contributors including Temporary Services, Maria
Fusco, Sarah Bodman, Buzz Spector, Tate Shaw, Doro Boehme
and Emily McVarish.
THE WORLD AS TEXT features a concurrent exhibition of works by artists culled from the reading room, curated to amplify the connections between book practices and interdisciplinary art making. Artists include Edie Fake, Joseph Grigely, Dianna Frid, Heidi Norton, Rebecca Mir, Deborah Stratman, Amanda Repo Taiwo Thomson and Marshall Weber.
Click here to read a review by Lauren Weinberg in TimeOut Chicago's Exhibitionist Blog
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ABOUT THE READING ROOM DESIGN
THE WORLD AS TEXT was constructed during a two week design charrette led by John Preus. With visits to the Dorchester House, as well as art, design and curatorial presenations, the charrette was documented on a blog and in the exhibition catalog.
Visit the design charrette blog
For more information on regarding this exhibition, please contact Jessica Cochran, Curator of Exhibiitons email@example.com