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Date & Time

Thursday, January 17, 2019 to Friday, April 5, 2019

Location

Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society

Admission

Free

More Information

https://neubauercollegium.uchicago.edu/

Contact

Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society
(773) 834-8936
collegium@uchicago.edu

Description

Named after a Paul Klee print from 1918, this exhibition is devoted to the curious art of the book cover, more specifically the titular “little world” of philosophy and theory publishing in which Klee’s imagery has proven itself so enduringly popular. In addition to a selection of Klee-infused book covers, a special section of the exhibition is dedicated to a similarly iconic image familiar to us from many a frontispiece, namely Caspar David Friedrich’s Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog. The result is a bibliophilic reflection on the afterlife of images, and the power they wield over disciplines of the mind that often fancy themselves above imaging. (Not so.)

The exhibition also features new work by Zachary Cahill, R. H. Quaytman, and David Schutter, conceived in dialogue with Friedrich and Klee.