lit.COLOGNE at Koelnischer Kunstverein:
Reading (in english) by Dorothea Lasky, in cooperation with Jason Dodge´s 500places (Tickets through lit.COLOGNE:advance booking: 13,50 € or box office: 15 €)
Jason Dodge’s installations can be compared to the act of reading. Similarly to how novels or poems kindle certain ideas in the reader, his pieces are fragments of potential stories. Known for his radical formalism, the artist loves poetry and founded the publishing house “Fivehundred places” in Berlin. The publishing house’s activities are being presented for the first time in the Rheinland region at the Kölnischer Kunstverein [Art Association of Cologne]. Born in Pennsylvania in 1969, Dodge now lives in Berlin.
Dorothea Lasky is the author of ROME (Liveright/W.W. Norton, 2014), as well as Thunderbird, Black Life, and AWE, all out from Wave Books. She is a co-editor of Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry (McSweeney's, 2013) and has authored many chapbooks, including Poetry is Not a Project (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010). Her poems have appeared in numerous places, including The Paris Review and POETRY. She holds a doctorate in creativity and education from the University of Pennsylvania and has been educated at Harvard University, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Washington University. She is an Assistant Professor of Poetry at Columbia University's School of the Arts, is a co-founder of the Ashbery Home School, served as a 2013 Bagley Wright Lecturer in Poetry, and co-directs New York University's Writers in Florence. She lives in Brooklyn and can be found online at dorothealasky.tumblr.com.