On a global scale, the book has been a rapidly evolving cultural object and commodity, therefore, a particularly ubiquitous element in contemporary art across disciplines. Accordingly, the exhibition features an international roster of renowned and emerging artists.
Oriented around text, (infra)structure and the reading body, Structures for Reading features artworks that house, modulate or mediate books or texts; visualize the activity of reading in new or speculative ways; or consider the actual infrastructures around reading that exist in the world.
Eva Kotátková (Prague), Moyra Davey (New York), Sterling Lawrence (Chicago), Tony Cruz (Puerto Rico), Sebastian Schmieg (with Silvio Lorusso) (Berlin), Jessica Bardsley (Chicago), Liz Sales (New York)
Newly commissioned works by
Sterling Lawrence (Chicago), Gareth Long (New York), Judith Leemann (Boston), Johana Moscosco (Chicago), Sebura+Gartelmann (Chicago)