Lecture: Catriona Macleod

Thursday, Mar 12, 2020 7 – 8 pm

University of Chicago
5811 S. Ellis Ave.
Cobb Hall, 4th fl.
Chicago, IL, 60637

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.


Image: Silke Otto-Knapp, Eine Aufeinander Folgende Reihe Von Bildern. A Series of Images Following One From the Other (detail, 2019.