Exhibition: Structures for Reading


Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago Presents Exhibition Featuring 12 International Artists’ Works on the Subject of Reading

Liz Sales, steam, 2010; c-print

WHAT: The Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago presents “Structures for Reading” an exhibition of interdisciplinary artworks, such as installation, photography, video and sculpture, that utilizes the book as the object or visualizes the activity of reading in new ways.

The exhibition surveys works by an international roster of 12 renowned and upcoming artists such as New York-based Moyra Davey (Whitney Biennial 2011) and Gareth Long, as well as Prague-based artist Eva Kotátková (18th Sidney Biennial, 2011) and Puerto Rico-based Tony Cruz (7th Havana Biennial). Additionally, the exhibition debuts brand new works by some of Chicago’s rising talents, including Sterling Lawrence, Sebura+Gartelmann and Johana Moscoso.

WHEN: Exhibition dates: Feb. 15-April 6

Opening Reception:  Feb. 22, 5-7 p.m.

Panel Discussion: The New Narrative: Reading and Contemporary Art Feb. 28, 6 p.m.

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:  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 for nearly 11,000 students in 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.



Media Contacts:

Steve Kauffman, 312.369.7383, skauffman@colum.edu

Erin Purdy, 312.369.8695, epurdy@colum.edu