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Uta Barth: At the Edge of the Decipherable

Uta Barth: At the Edge of the Decipherable

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By Elizabeth T. Smith

At the Edge of the Decipherable: Recent Photographs by Uta Barth, was on view at MOCA September 17- November 12, 1995

Since 1994, Uta Barth has been creating a series of photographs which consist of blurred images generated by focusing the camera on an unoccupied foreground. These unframed, empty, but lushly seductive images present only background information, implying the absence of subjects, and referring to the function of images as containers of information and the role of the viewer in reading that information. This book is a faithful reproduction of the long out-of-print catalogue which was published on the occasion of Barth's first major museum exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, in 1995.

Uta Barth was born in Berlin, Germany, and now lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work has been exhibited internationally at venues inlcuding the Whitney Museum; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio; Parco Gallery, Tokyo; De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam; IKON Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom; and the Magasin 3 Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden.

Softcover, 56 pages/ color illustrations throughout.

Published by Saint Anns Press (2002) reprint of MOCA edition which is out of print.


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