Dieter Roelstraete - "Kleine Welt" - Susan M. Bielstein & David Khan-Giordano

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Dieter Roelstraete

Dieter Roelstraete discusses Kleine Welt. He will be joined in conversation by Susan M. Bielstein. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion. 

In partnership with the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago

At the Co-op

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About the book: Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, Kleine Welt offers a close-up look at the art and semantics of the book cover, focusing on the figures of Caspar David Friedrich and Paul Klee and their enduring popularity in the academic publishing world.

About the editor: Dieter Roelstraete is curator of the Neubauer Collegium at the University of Chicago, where he also teaches. He previously worked as a curator for documenta 14 in Kassel and Athens in 2017. From 2012 until 2015 he served as the Manilow Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, where he organized Goshka Macuga: Exhibit, A (2012); The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology (2013); Simon Starling: Metamorphology (2015); The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now (2015); and Kerry James Marshall: Mastry (2016). From 2003 to 2011 Roelstraete worked at the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, where he curated exhibitions featuring Chantal Akerman, Liam Gillick & Lawrence Weiner, and survey shows of contemporary art from Rio de Janeiro (A Rua, 2011) and Vancouver (Intertidal: Vancouver Art & Artists, 2005). He has published extensively on contemporary art and related philosophical issues. 

About the interlocutors: 
Susan M. Bielstein is the executive editor for art, architecture, classical studies, and film at the University of Chicago Press.

David Khan-Giordano is a designer of boutique services working with cultural actors and their institutions – in Chicago and elsewhere – to manage both routine and special publishing.

Event Location: 
The Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637