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Uta Barth Focus Series

Elizabeth A.T. Smith

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ISBN 10: 0971368104 / ISBN 13: 9780971368101
Published by Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, 2002
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"This book was originally published to accompany an exhibition organized by Elizabeth A. T. Smith at Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (September 17 - November 12, 1995) as part of the museum's Focus Series". Foreword by Elizabeth A.T. Smith, color illus., 56 pages. Light spine lean, light rubbing, denting, and scuffing to cover and page edge extremities. 9.3 x 8.5 x 0.2 inches: 10.4 ounces. Bookseller Inventory # 5185

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Title: Uta Barth Focus Series

Publisher: Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Paperback

Illustrator: Uta Barth

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: Second Edition

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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 1996.

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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.
Elizabeth A.T. Smith is the Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and a former curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Her writings have appeared in "Cindy Sherman: Retrospective, The Architecture of R.M. Schindler," and " Matta in America", and she is the editor of "Blueprints for Modern Living."

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