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


Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society



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Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society
(773) 834-8936


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.