A Forty Year Retrospective


 Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts Shines a Spotlight on the Career of Artist and Scholar Johanna Drucker

WHAT: The Center for Book and Paper Arts presents “Druckworks,” a comprehensive survey of artworks by artist and scholar Johanna Drucker, featuring more than 60 books as well as graphic art and visual projects produced over the last 40 years. From deeply personal narratives, to humorous reflections and theoretically engaged poetics, Drucker’s works have helped shape the field of artists’ books, visual poetics and digital aesthetics in dialogue with the arts and critical issues. The exhibit is accompanied by an artist lecture, as well as a catalogue of essays and commentary from more than 20 well-known critics.

WHEN: Exhibition dates: September 6 – December 7

Opening Reception:

September 6, 5-8 p.m. in conjunction with Columbia’s annual ArtCrawl

Artist Talk:

November 8, 6 p.m., with Johanna Drucker

Tactics and Technology Roundtable: Perspectives on Artists’ Books and Means of Production

Friday, November 9, noon

WHERE: Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts,

1104 S. Wabash Ave, 2nd Floor

INFO: (312) 369-6630 or www.colum.edu/bookandpaper

COST: All events are free and open to the public.

Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution that offers innovative degree programs in the visual, performing, media and communication arts to nearly 12,000 students in over 120 undergraduate and graduate programs. An arts and media college committed to a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, Columbia is dedicated to opportunity and excellence in higher education. For further information, visit www.colum.edu.