Mechtild Widrich is Assistant Professor of Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the author of Performative Monuments The Rematerialisation of Public Art (Manchester UP, 2014) and co-editor of Presence. A Conversation at Cabaret Voltaire (Sternberg Press, 2016). Mechtild’s research focuses on performance art and its mediation, and on global art geographies. Mechtild published in Art Journal, Grey Room, Texte zur Kunst, The Drama Review (TDR), Performance Art Journal (PAJ), Performance Research,  the Journal of Architectural Historians (JSAH), and Log. Texts can be read on