Matt Siber in conversation | Oct. 7th, 2015

Matt Siber discusses his new work in ”Idol Structures” with SAIC art historian Mechtild Widrich.

Mechtild Widrich is Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and affiliated fellow at the Eikones Iconic Image Institute of the University of Basel.  She received her M.Phil. in Art History from the University of Vienna and a PhD in History, Theory, and Criticism from the Department of Architecture / Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2009). Mechtild has taught at the University of Vienna, MIT, ETH Zurich, University of Zurich, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, and the Art University Linz. Mechtild has served on the scientific advisory board of the Jewish Museum Vienna since 2011.

Her research focuses on the intersection of art and architecture, performativity, and on global art geographies. Her book Performative Monuments. The Rematerialisation of Public Art was published in 2014 with Manchester University Press. Mechtild published in the Journal of Architectural Historians (JSAH), Log, Art Journal, Grey Room, Texte zur Kunst, The Drama Review (TDR), Performance Art Journal (PAJ), Performance Research and thresholds. Texts can be read on

6:30 – 8:30 PM