The World as Textwas a summer reading room and exhibition featuring over seventy-five contemporary artist’s books, zines, exhibition catalogs and alternative publications.
The reading room was 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. | View the charrette blog |
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 featured 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 exhibition featured works by the following artists:
Edie Fake Joseph Grigely Dianna Frid Heidi Norton Rebecca Mir Deborah Stratman Amanda Repo Taiwo Thomson Marshall Weber