Mar 12th 2020

Lecture: Catriona MacLeod

@ The Renaissance Society

1010 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637

Opening Thursday, March 12th, from 7PM - 8:30PM

On view through Sunday, March 29th

Scholar Catriona MacLeod presents a lecture for Silke Otto-Knapp’s Renaissance Society solo exhibition, ‘In the waiting room.’

[This program is located in the Classics Building, room 110, 1010 E 59th St]

Catriona MacLeod, a professor at the University of Chicago, writes about the intersections of art, literature, and film, with an emphasis on 18th- and 19th-century Germany. As a scholar and as the editor of the journal Word & Image, she has delved extensively into encounters between visual and verbal languages. Here, she discusses Silke Otto-Knapp’s paintings against the backdrop of Germanic creative histories and considers how the artist’s work draws from other fields of expression. The paintings in Otto-Knapp’s Renaissance Society exhibition reveal a highly developed visual and material language, while dealing richly in referential connections that open up subtle historical echoes of their own.

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