Recent Exhibitions

The Expanded Photograph

The Expanded Photograph is an installment of the UNMAM permanent collection exhibition HINDSIGHT/INSIGHT: Reflecting on the Collection. On view in the newly renovated Van Deren Coke Gallery. Opening reception February 8, 2019. “The Expanded Photograph highlights rarely-exhibited objects from the UNMAM’s extensive photographic holdings. Featuring artists Thomas Barrow, Darryl Curran, Betty Hahn, James Hajicek, Robert […]

Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber

Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber “7 March – 10 June 2019, Sharjah Biennial 14 (SB14) will showcase three unique exhibitions, curated by Zoe Butt, Omar Kholeif and Claire Tancons, that explore the possibilities and purpose of producing art when news is fed by a monopoly of sources, history is increasingly fictionalised, when ideas […]

Barbara Kasten/Chicago – Artist/City, S.R. Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago, IL

June – July 27 – S. R. Crown Hall , IIT, 3360 S State St., Chicago, IL Bortolami is pleased to announce the initiation of the sixth Artist/City project, Barbara Kasten/Chicago. Chicago-based artist Barbara Kasten is the summer resident of Illinois Institute of Technology’s S. R. Crown Hall. Kasten will activate Mies van der Rohe’s […]

Picture Fiction: Kenneth Josephson and Contemporary Photography

April 28 – December 30, 2018 – Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 220 E Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 “Drawn largely from the MCA’s permanent collection, Picture Fiction: Kenneth Josephson and Contemporary Photography considers the artist’s work in the larger context of conceptual art. The exhibition also highlights links between Josephson and other contemporary artists working in photography, film, and sculpture… Continue to exhibition page

Small History(s) of Photography (#1)

  June 13 – September 2. Sprengel Museum Hannover, Kurt-Schwitters-Platz, 30169 Hannover “The exhibition series of the Sprengel Museum Hannover, which has been designed in several parts, attempts to provide an answer and presents decisive motives for the further development of recent photography history in the context of art. It is about a quantitatively reduced, but content-focused comparison of […]

Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art

2 MAY – 14 OCTOBER 2018  TATE MODERN, Bankside, London  “Shape of Light is the first major exhibition to explore the relationship between the two, spanning the century from the 1910s to the present day. It brings to life the innovation and originality of photographers over this period, and shows how they responded and contributed to the […]

Generations Female Artists in Dialog Part 1

22 February – 13 JULY 2018 SAMMLUNG GOETZ, MUNICH “The Sammlung Goetz celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018 with a three-part exhibition dedicated to artistic creations by women. On display are nearly 200 works, ranging from drawings, photographs, paintings and sculptures to films and extensive installations by more than 40 artists in an intergenerational dialog. […]

Futuro, ARCOmadrid, Madrid, Spain

21 – 25 February 2018 – ARCOmadrid, Madrid, Spain. “What is going to happen is not “the future”, but what we are going to do The ARCOmadrid 2018 edition will not have a guest country, but rather a concept as a guest: the future. A notion that everyone is talking about, yet one that’s hard […]

Under Cover: Where Collection and Archive Meet

29 January – 15 April 2018 – University Art Museum, California State University Long Beach, California. Connecting innovative contemporary art with archival video footage, Under Cover: Where Collection and Archive Meet, brings important artworks from the UAM Collection into the light and views featured artists’ practice through a new lens. This exhibition highlights four artists – Eileen Cowin, […]

Brought to Light: Revelatory Photographs in the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Collection

10 February – 22 April 2018 – Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California. “Brought to Light: Revelatory Photographs in the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Collection presents a non-traditional survey of the Museum’s renowned collection of nearly 8,000 photographs. Based not on chronology or theme, the exhibition seeks to reveal new insights into well-known […]


02 February – 18 March 2018 – Philara Foundation, Dusseldorf, DE. “Having displayed her large retrospective Stages in the Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia in 2015, the Chicago based Barbara Kasten will show her first retrospective exhibition in Germany with Parallels at Philara Collection.” Continue to exhibition webpage.


07 – 11 February, 2018 – Mexico City, Mexico “Endlessly experimental and restlessly innovative, her most recent body of work includes three-dimensional sculptural, photographic hybrids entitled Progressions (2017-2018), and freestanding acrylic sculptures—her first since the early 1970s.” Continue to exhibition page

Virginia Woolf an Exhibition Inspired by Her Writings

10 February – 29 April 2018 – TATE St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall  “Discover art from 1850 to the present, inspired by the writing of this celebrated author. Author of classic texts including To the Lighthouse and the pioneering feminist text A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf spent much of her childhood in St Ives. This exhibition is led by her writing, […]

The Beauty of Lines. Masterpieces from the Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla collection

Musée de l’Elysée 18, avenue de l’Elysée, 1014 Lausanne, Switzerland January 31 to May 6, 2017 The exhibition presents a selection of masterpieces from the history of photography, part of the collection of Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla. Based in New York, it includes over 1500 original prints by some of the greatest photographers of […]

Polaroids: The Disappearing

December 13, 2017 – January 5, 2018 Opening reception: Wednesday December 13, 6:00-9:00 pm Nathalie Karg Gallery 291 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002 Capturing the disappearing moment has always been a human obsession. Before the iPhone, there were Polaroids, a revolutionary technology that was the norm prior to the Instagram generation. Continue to exhibition […]


Bortolami Gallery September 8 – October 21, 2017 Opening reception: Friday, September 8, 6-9pm 39 Walker Street New York, NY 10013 Continue to exhibition page

Biennial//Farewell Photography

Leaving the Still Image: How high, wide, deep and flexible is an image? Curated by Christin Müller September 9, 2017-November 5, 2017 Wilhelm-Hack-Museum Berliner Straße 23 D-67059 Ludwigshafen am Rhein Trisha Baga, Rosa Barba, Dirk Braeckman, Marcel Broodthaers, Georges Demenÿ & Étienne-Jules Marey, Barbara Kasten, Yves Klein, Daido Moriyama, Oscar Muñoz, Barbara Probst, Pétrel I Roumagnac (duo), Ed Ruscha, […]

L’Été plus vaste que l’Empire …

Wentrup Gallery Tempelhofer Ufer 22 10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg Opening reception: Friday, 30 June 2017, 6 – 8 pm July 1 – August 5, 2017 Björn Braun, Günther Förg, Mary Heilmann, Gregor Hildebrandt, Barbara Kasten, Friedrich Kunath, John McAllister, Florian Meisenberg, Oliver Osborne, David Renggli, Daniel Richter, Kathleen Ryan, Wilhelm Sasnal, Kathrin Sonntag, He Xiangyu “The Summer […]

Art Basel: Feature

Feature | Kadel Willborn | Hall 2.0 | J4 Messeplatz 10 4005 Basel, Switzerland June 15 – 18, 2017 Projects from established and historical artists are precisely curated by gallerists in the Feature sector. Projects may include solo presentations, juxtapositions, and thematic exhibits from artists representing a wide range of cultures, generations, and artistic approaches. […]

The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology

Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX June 3–September 3, 2017 WestLicht Museum for Photography, Vienna, Austria December 5 – March 4, 2018 Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany March 16 – June 17, 2018 C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany July 7 – September 23, 2018 MIT Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts TBA, late […]

Enter Stage Left: the craft of theatre in art

Lewis Glucksman Gallery University College, Cork, Ireland April 14 – July 9, 2017 Curated by Chris Clarke and Fiona Kearney Artists: Ella de Búrca, Lothar Götz, Aoibheann Greenan, Barbara Kasten, Gareth Kennedy, David Noonan, Alexandre Singh, and Althea Thauberger. The theatre is traditionally seen as a space of storytelling and illusion, where the spectator surrenders […]

Photo Kenetics: Movement, Body & Light in the Collections

Museum der Moderne Salzburg April 29-September 24, 2017 Mönchsberg 32 5020 Salzburg This is the first exhibition of works from the collection to explore the connection between movement, the body, and light. Kinetic objects, performances, and films will be shown in combination with photographs, photograms, lithographs, and drawings. The museum’s various holdings have yielded a […]


Miart March 31 – April 2, 2017 Fiera Milano Spa Strada Statale del Sempione, 28 – 20017, Milan Booth C33 Barbara Kasten and Jessica Stockholder Bortolami, New York Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan Bortolami and Galleria Raffaella Cortese are pleased to present works by Barbara Kasten and Jessica Stockholder for the Generations section of miart 2017. […]

University of Disasters

Curated by Matthew Grumbach Bortolami 520 W 20th Street, New York March 30 – April 22, 2017 Opening Reception: April 4, 2017, 6-8pm Richard Aldrich, Robert Bordo, Daniel Buren, Tom Burr Simon Denny, Piero Golia, Ann Veronica Janssens, Barbara Kasten Jutta Koether, Slava Mogutin, Luigi Ontani, Anna Ostoya Claudio Parmiggiani, Daniel Pflumm, Jack Pierson, Sara […]

Light Play: Experiments in Photography, 1970 to the Present

LACMA 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA Art of the Americas, Level 2 February 12–June 18, 2017 (Saturdays and Sundays only) Light Play: Experiments in Photography, 1970 to the Present is a complementary exhibition to Moholy-Nagy: Future Present. Drawn from LACMA’s permanent collection, Light Play features a selection of still- and moving-image works by artists […]

Barbara Kasten: Intervals

Thomas Dane Gallery 11 Duke Street, St James’s, London February 3 – March 25, 2017 Opening Reception: February 2, 6-8pm Thomas Dane Gallery presents Intervals, the very first solo presentation in the UK of the internationally acclaimed artist Barbara Kasten (b. 1936). The exhibition displays both historic and recent works that showcase the Chicago-based artist’s […]

Less is a Bore: Reflections on Memphis

Curated by Julia Höner KAI 10 | Arthena Foundation Düsseldorf October 29, 2016 – February 11, 2017 Opening Reception: October 28, 2016, 7 pm Provocative and in love with decor, a challenge to all-powerful Modernism and animated by architecture – this is how Memphis design made a name for itself at the beginning of the […]


Off Vendome 254 West 23rd St. #2 New York, NY 10011 Barbara Kasten, Hilary Lloyd, John Miller, Stephen Willats Organized by Alex Kitnick November 5 – December 10, 2016 Continue to gallery site

Rotation 2015

Recent Acquisitions California Museum of Photography March 12, 2016 – June 24, 2017 UCR ARTSblock 3824 Main Street, Riverside, CA Ansel Adams, Laurie Brown, Phil Chang, Edward Sheriff Curtis, Whitney Hubbs, Barbara Kasten, Hiromu Kira, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Robert Rauschenberg, Man Ray, Christopher Russell, Henry Holmes Smith, Penelope Umbrico, Wolf von dem Bussche, Bing Wright, and others […]

On Space and Place: Contemporary Art from Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Vancouver

DePaul Art Museum September 15 – December 18, 2016 Organized by DePaul Art Museum in collaboration with ART21 Joined by their commitment to free public access to contemporary art and innovative arts education, DePaul Art Museum has partnered with the Peabody Award-winning documentary series ART21 to exhibit the sixteen artists featured in the show’s new […]

Abstract Object

Art Institute of Chicago September 10, 2016–January 8, 2017 Gallery 188 László Moholy-Nagy (American, born Hungary, 1895–1946) pioneered approaches to abstraction using industrial technology and emphasized art viewing as an intellectual and physical encounter involving more than eyesight alone. A companion to the concurrent Moholy-Nagy retrospective, this exhibition examines the resonance of the artist’s experiments […]

and, something like fire dancing

Susan Hobbs 137 Tecumseth Street, Toronto, Canada, M6J 2H2 September 8 – October 15, 2016 Opening reception Thursday, September 8th from 6 to 8 pm Amy Brener Patrick Cruz Barbara Kasten Scott Lyall organized by Ella Dawn McGeough Last winter, I spent 87 days on residency in the southwest corner of Peru in the Tambopata National Reserve, an area […]

I want the eyes to open – Josef Albers

Hannah Hoffman Gallery 1010 N Highland Avenue, Los Angeles 90038 July 23rd / July 23 – September 2, 2016 Opening Reception Saturday, July 23 from 5 – 7pm Continue to gallery website

Inszeniert! / Spectacle and Role Playing in Contemporary Art

Kunsthalle München Theatinerstrasse 8 80333 Munich August 19th – November 6th The exhibition in the Kunsthalle Munich brings together around ninety works from the Sammlung Goetz, featuring more than twenty distinguished international artists, such as Matthew Barney, Stan Douglas, Nan Goldin, Candida Höfer, Ulrike Ottinger, Cindy Sherman, and Jeff Wall. The pieces were created between […]

Gist & Gesture

Curated by Katherine Harvath Jun 4 – Aug 6, 2016 Opening Reception Saturday, June 4, 4–7 pm Kavi Gupta 835 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607 Featuring: Roger Brown, Edie Fake, Barbara Kasten, Aay Preston-Myint, Catherine Sullivan/Katarzyna Wińska, and Teatr Opera Buffa, & Nicholas Sullivan Centered around performativity in visual arts, Gist & Gesture includes […]

Barbara Kasten: Stages

MOCA Pacific Design Center 8687 Melrose Avenue West Hollywood, CA MAY 28 – AUG 14, 2016 Barbara Kasten: Stages is the first major survey of the work of Chicago-based artist Barbara Kasten. Widely recognized for her photography, this exhibition highlights Kasten’s nearly five-decades-long engagement with abstraction, light, and architectural form. Kasten’s work melds numerous artistic […]

Every Day I Make My Way

April 29– June 11, 2016 Opening: April, 29 6-8 PM Talia Chetrit, Moyra Davey, Barbara Kasten, Kate Newby Continue to gallery site

Tales of Ratiocination

24 February -­ 3 April 2016 Campoli Presti, London Tales of Ratiocination focuses on the delineation of a chain of operations, a subtle reasoning that establishes a set process for the making of artworks. For Edgar Allan Poe, ‘ratiocination’ meant the use of analytical powers to solve mysteries, using different kinds of information to explore, […]

Camera of Wonders

October 27, 2015–February 14, 2016 Opening: October 27, 7:30pm Centro de la Imágen Plaza de la Ciudadela 2 06040 Centro Histórico México AND Museo de Arte Moderno, Medellin April 20-June 26, 2016 Ciudad Del Río Carrera 44 N° 19A-100 Medellín, Colombia Colección Isabel y Agustín Coppel CIAC A.C. (Mexico City) and Kadist Art Foundation (Paris […]

Still Life with Fish: Photography from the Collection

Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024 Feruary 13-May 15, 2016 Themes of seriality, identity, and place explored in conceptual photography on the West Coast from the 1960s to the present. Since the 1960s Los Angeles has been a seminal location for experimental photography. Robert Heinecken’s founding of the photography program at UCLA […]

Chicago and Vicinity

Chicago and Vicinity March 5 – April 23, 2016 Opening, Saturday, March 5, 1-4 pm Shane Campbell Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition Chicago and Vicinity, at the gallery’s new South Loop location. This marks the 150th exhibition organized by the gallery since its inception as a project space in Oak Park, IL in […]

Vitreous Humour

Kansas 210 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002 JANUARY 10 – FEBRUARY 14, 2016 Opening reception, Sunday 10 Jan., 6-8 PM KANSAS is pleased to announce Vitreous Humour with Robert Bordo, Tova Carlin, Christopher Hanrahan, Adam Henry, Barbara Kasten, Rob McLeish, Scott Nedrelow and Davina Semo. Opening January 10, the exhibition will run through February 14, […]

Celebrating Photography at the National Gallery of Art: Recent Gifts

National Gallery of Art West Ground Floor Galleries NOVEMBER 1, 2015 – MARCH 13, 2016 This exhibition will highlight a selection of photographs donated in honor of the 25th anniversary of the National Gallery’s photography’s collection. Marking the culmination of a year-long celebration of photography at the museum, this installation brings together an exquisite group of gifts, […]

Barbara Kasten: Stages

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts OCT 03, 2015 – JAN 09, 2016 The Graham Foundation, in partnership with the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial, is pleased to present Barbara Kasten: Stages, the first major survey of the work of Chicago artist Barbara Kasten. Organized in conversation with the artist and with full […]

The Architectural Impulse

Curated by Warren James Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York, NY July 9 – August 14, 2015 “Cristin Tierney Gallery is pleased to present The Architectural Impulse, a group exhibition of artists whose works draw from the materials, processes and theoretical concerns of the architectural discipline. Curated by architect Warren James, The Architectural Impulse features artists […]

Imagine Reality

RAY 2015, MMK, Frankfurt, DE June 20- September 20, 2015 “The MMK will present the main exhibition, IMAGINE REALITY, in collaboration with the Museum Angewandte Kunst and the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt. The photographic approaches featured in this show will focus above all on the boundaries between documentary, photo-journalistic, applied and artistic photography. The MMK 1 […]


Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY April 2 – May 2, 2015   “A restlessly inventive and experimental artist, Kasten began making art in the 1970s, engaging with Bauhaus pedagogy, Constructivism, the California Light and Space Movement, and Postmodern architecture and design. Her work sits at the intersection between photography, sculpture and installation, and this exhibition […]

Barbara Kasten: Stages

Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia through August 15, 2015 “Barbara Kasten: Stages is the first major survey of the work of artist Barbara Kasten. Widely recognized for her photographs, since the 1970s Kasten has developed her expansive practice through the lens of many different disciplines, including sculpture, painting, theater, textile, and installation. […]

Women and Abstraction

The Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, Florida April 18 – August 2, 2015 “During the twentieth century, American women artists experimented with abstraction. Perhaps the most well-known American woman painter is Georgia O’Keeffe, who is represented in the permanent collection of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum. O’Keeffe’s abstract tendencies resulted in dynamic representations of the physical […]

Extended Compositions

Kunstquartier Bethanien, Radialsystem V and St. Johannes Evangelist Church, Berlin, Germany March 6 – 29, 2015 “Approaching the web of relations between the fine arts and music in the structural interlinking of Both media, EXTENDED COMPOSITIONS makes a new and independent form of artistic practice visible, audible, and tangible. The exhibition Creates a sensually complementary-intersensual-combination of the two […]

The Invented Image: Photographs From the Collection

High Museum, Atlanta, GA, through January 4, 2015. “The Invented Image: Photographs From the Collection” is a grouping of 23 images drawn from the High’s holdings of experimental photography. The thread linking the photographers — including Vik Muniz, Dawoud Bey, David Hockney, Christopher Bucklow and Barbara Kasten — is their innovative approach to constructing images […]

The Material Image

Curated by Debra Singer. Marianne Boesky Gallery, September 13 – October 25, 2014, 118 East 64th St, New York, NY. “The Material Image” will bring together the work of artists whose material approaches to creating and presenting photographic images are in active dialogue with abstract painting, drawing, sculpture, video, and/or film traditions. Other artists in the […]

Photo Lab

New Mexico Museum of Art, NM, March 7, 2014 – March 15, 2015. The exhibition, which will change over time, features a variety of color processes from the museum’s collection.

The Will to Architecture

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX April 1 – July 6, 2014   The Will to Architecture explores artists’ desires to construct architectonic spaces through the medium and technology of photography, as observed in select photographs from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Dieter Appelt, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Marco Breuer, Carlos […]

A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio

February 8–October 5, 2014 The Edward Steichen Photography Galleries, third floor, MoMA Construct I F, 1979, Polaroid Construct NYC 17, 1984, Cibachrome Bringing together photographs, films, videos, and works in other mediums, A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio examines the ways in which photographers and artists using photography have worked and […]

1980s Style: Image and Design in The Dorsky Museum Collection

February 5 — July 13, 2014 Sara Bedrick Gallery, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New York The 1980s had a look all its own. 1980s Style includes prints, photographs, and jewelry from the collection of The Dorsky Museum that exemplify the stark geometries and vibrant colors of the decade. The exhibition asks to what extent […]

The Pommery Experience # 11 << An Odyssey: 30 years of FRAC Champagne-Ardenne >>

Domaine Pommery 5, Avenue du Général Giraud F-51100 Reims, France 11/15/13 – 6/30/14. The Pommery Experience # 11 celebrates the 30th anniversary of the FRAC Champagne-Ardenne. The exhibition is based around the presentation of 30 masterpieces from their remarkable collection. Link to the website

Mary Mary, Glasgow Duo Show in London

Installation image from Mary Mary Duo Show Laura Bartlett Gallery, London October 11 – November 23, 2013

The Stand In (or A Glas of Milk)

The Museum of Public Fiction 749 Avenue 50 Los Angeles, CA 90042 This is an exhibition whose arrangement is unstable, whose parts accumulate and change over time. This exhibition is like a surrealist exercise; nonlinear, non-narrative, symbolic and referential. During three months, in three configurations, we will involve artists whose work mirror these ideas. Artists who […]

See the Light—Photography, Perception, Cognition: The Marjorie and 
Leonard Vernon Collection

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, October 27, 2013–March 23, 2014. Los Angeles residents Marjorie and Leonard Vernon began to collect photography in 1975, eventually building a collection of some 3,600 photographs spanning the entire history of the medium. In 2008 LACMA acquired the complete collection, making it possible for the museum to represent […]

Frieze Art Fair, Regent’s Park, London, England

October 17 – 20, 2013 Kadel Willborn What makes Barbara Kasten’s position so exceptionally relevant is that her abstract pictures are based on the real construction of expansive installations in front of the camera. This approach is based on Barbara Kasten’s roots as a sculptor, and the abstract tendencies in painting during the experimental “Light and […]

Color! American Photography Transformed

Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX October 5, 2013–January 5, 2014 Through seventy-five key works, Color! tells the fascinating tale of photographers’ halting acceptance of color, revealing the diverse vibrancy informing their efforts to shape a creative language for its use, and explaining how the art world’s acceptance of color photography over […]


DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL October 11 – December 8, 2013 In its earliest days, photography was celebrated for its potential to create a historical record with unparalleled accuracy. History itself was thought to be one of the new medium’s most important subjects. Not only could photographs document extant remnants of the past, they could […]

Think First, Shoot Later: Photography from the MCA Collection

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, MAY 18 – NOV 10, 2013 MCA Chicago’s in-depth photography holdings trace their trajectory back to the late 1960s, when the medium was reinvigorated under the influence of conceptual art. As in other areas of artistic activity during this period, a previous generation’s fixation on spontaneity, instinct, and truth to […]

A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

American Art Museum Washington, DC June 28, 2013 – January 5, 2014 A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum is organized around four major themes that defined American photographic character and culture. Each section ranges from the earliest examples of American photography to contemporary work. “American Characters” provides a diverse catalogue […]

Museum of Modern Art and Western Antiquities Department of Light Recordings, Section IV: Lens Drawings – Curated by Jens Hoffman

Marian Goodman Gallery Paris, France June 28 – August 2, 2013 Lens Drawings brings together a wide range of contemporary artists whose works outline recent trends and developments in photography. Yet Lens Drawings presents photography in quite a different way than a typical survey exhibition. Photographs will be shown in the gallery space as if […]

Prague Biennale Photo 3: Photography, Reconstructed

Freight Railway Station, Prague, Czech Republic June 6 – September 15, 2013 Curated by Pavel Vancát Photography, Reconstructed aims to capture the current non-figurative tendencies, as reactions to the decline of modern photography. Instead of simply capturing reality, the exhibited artists work with the deconstruction and reconstruction of the modernist photographic image. The picture here […]

Prague Biennale: Flow

Freight Railway Station, Prague, Czech Republic June 6 – September 15, 2013 Curated by Zuzana Blochova The curators do not define generational or local connections nor the current direction of contemporary art. Rather than being similar in content and form, what the artists have in common is their ability to let oneself be carried away […]


New Work and Installation, Kadel Willborn Gallery, Birkenstrasse 3, 40233 Düsseldorf, May 24 – June 21, 2013 The second solo exhibit with Kadel Willborn Gallery is at the new location in Dusseldorf. It includes a site specific video sculptural installation, SCENES which addresses the spatial quality and atmosphere of a theatrical set-up.   In addition each […]

The 5th Dimension

May 18 – July 6, 2013 Ricou Gallery Rue Souveraine 54 Opperstraat 1050 Brussels – BE Opening: Saturday, May the 18th from 2pm to 8pm What is the 5th Dimension? From astrophysical research to esoteric speculations on internet, including Maya’s calendar – pointing out that 2012 was the time for ultimate telluric transformation described as […]

The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation at Francis Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College

April 12 – June 30, 2013, This survey exhibition brings together ground breaking Polaroid pictures by forty artists spanning the period from the initial release of the SX-70 camera in 1972 until the present. The exhibition centers on experimentation and examines how the invention of instant photography—in particular Polaroid has influenced and inspired amateurs and […]

MiArt, Milan, Italy

Mary Mary Glasgow, UK Sara Barker and Barbara Kasten April 5 – 7, 2013

Black Rabbit, White Hole at Samuel Freeman Gallery

March 2nd – April 5th, 2013, “Black Rabbit, White Hole, [is] a group exhibition featuring artists based in and outside of Los Angeles.  Spanning photographic, painting, sculptural, and mixed media works, the exhibition takes on—and reverses—the common literary tropes of the black hole and the white rabbit.” Read more about the exhibition here.

Color Rush: 75 Years of Color Photography in America

February 22 – May 19, 2013, Today color photography is so pervasive that it is hard to believe there was a time when this was not the case. This exhibition and catalogue explore the historical developments that led to color photography becoming the norm in popular culture and fine art.  This project charts—from magazine pages to […]

Decenter: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show at Henry Street Settlement’s Abrons Arts Center

Decenter: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show celebrates and re-evaluates the legacy of the 1913 Armory Show and cubist abstraction by featuring a group of 27 emerging and internationally recognized contemporary artists, who explore the changes in perception precipitated by our digital age and who closely parallel the Cubist vernacular of fragmentation, nonlinearity, simultaneity, and decenteredness. This show is curated by Andrianna Campbell and Daniel S. Palmer.

Beyond the Object at Brand New Gallery

Brand New Gallery presents Beyond the Object, a group show appositely conceived to combine works by artists with disparate backgrounds and from different generations, inevitably forced to confront themselves with production, exploring the interaction between composition and form which radically becomes an archetype endowed with its own language.

Behind the Curtain at Jessica Silverman Gallery

Jessica Silverman Gallery is pleased to present “Behind the Curtain,” an exhibition by Barbara Kasten, on view from December 14 to January 26, 2013.

Lost Line at LACMA

Two works from LACMA’s permanent collection included in Lost Line, on view from November 25, 2012–February 24, 2013

Eclectic Coherence at EXPO Chicago

ECLECTIC COHERENCE Curated by Dawoud BeySeptember 20-23, 2012 Chicago is a world class city and the home of a number of world class artists, both established and emerging. This exhibition showcases both the works of some of Chicago’s established artists while also continuing to foster the conversation within the artist community by having these established […]

TEKTONIKA – Kunstverein Nuernberg

Barbara Kasten Magicgruppe Kulturobjekt 7 July – 7 October 2012 Opening on Friday, 6 July 2012 at 6.30 The “Realistic Manifesto” by Antoine Pevsner and Naum Gabo was written in 1920. The term Tektonika refers here to a dynamic, abstract geometrical and ideal formal language. It also refers to a dynamic energy that moves tectonic […]

BORTOLAMI presents Barbara Kasten and Justin Beal

  Constructs, Abrasions, Melons and Cucumbers Barbara Kasten and Justin Beal June 21st through August 3rd, 2012 Opening Thursday June 21st, 6-8pm 520 West 20th St,  New York, NY 10011 NEW YORK, NY – Bortolami Gallery is pleased to present Constructs, Abrasions, Melons and Cucumbers, an exhibition of works by Barbara Kasten and Justin Beal […]

Second Nature: Abstract Photography Then and Now

“It is another nature which speaks to the camera rather than to the eye” – Walter Benjamin, Little History of Photography (1929)   Abstract photography challenges our popular view of photography as an objective image of reality by reasserting its constructed nature. In his essay on the history of photography, Walter Benjamin articulates photography’s second […]

Barbara Kasten: Experimental Photography from the 1970s at Gallery Luissoti

November 19, 2011 – January 7, 2012 Gallery Luisotti is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, Barbara Kasten: Experimental Photography from the 1970s, opening November 19th. Kasten’s early concern with the interplay between sculpture, light, and installation in her art mirrored the greater interest of the then burgeoning California light and space movement arising in […]

ineluctable – Solo Exhibition at Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago

ineluctable 9 September – 22 October 2011 Press Release ineluctable -unable to be resisted or avoided; inescapable Barbara Kasten’s newest series of abstract photographs records the consequential traces of light upon large-scale assemblages composed for the camera. Instead of using photography as record or reference, the physical object, which is the transparent Plexiglas plane, becomes […]

CHANNEL TO THE NEW IMAGE at Friedrich Petzel Gallery

June 30 – August 4, 2011 Dana Hoey, Barbara Kasten, Allizon Katz, Alex Kwartler, Miranda Lichenstein, Andrew Masullo, Rebecca Morris, Mariah Robertson, Dan Torop, Roger White Friedrich Petzel Gallery 535 W 22nd St,  New York, NY 10011

Untitled Document at Tony Wight Gallery

24 June – 13 August 2011 Tony Wight Gallery is pleased to present Untitled Document, an exhibition of works by Andrew J. Greene, Barbara Kasten, Josh Kolbo, Nazafarin Lotfi, Sean Raspet, David Schutter, and Justin Swinburne. The exhibition will be on view from 24 June – 13 August 2011 Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday […]

Polaroid [Im]possible at Weslicht

Polaroid [Im]possible at Weslicht 17.06.2011 – 28.08.2011 When the legendary Polaroid Collections of Europe & the USA were put on the market by the liquidators dealing with the assets of the insolvent company and they were going to be auctioned off by Sotheby’s New York, this caused a public outcry on the international photography circuit. […]

Distilled Moments at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Distilled Moments: Still Lifes from the Permanent Collection May 28 – September 18, 2011 This exhibition of 20th-century still life paintings and photographs, beginning with Pierre Bonnard’s Flowers in a Pitcher, produced in the early years of the 20th century and ending with Guillermo Srodek-Hart’s Gauchito Gil Sanctuary in 2006, hints at the range and […]

A Matter of Perspective at Kadel Willborn, Germany

A Matter of Perspective May 14- June 25, 2011 Galerie Kadel Willborn Hirschstraße 45 76133 Karlsruhe Germany Barbara Kasten’s photographs do not narrate and document stories, instead, they are a “print” of the abstract features of light and shadow. In the 1970s she began experimenting with photochemical reactions and photograms, which she painted over using […]

REMIX: Barbara Kasten w/ Lucky Dragons at Applied Arts

Remix—Barbara Kasten w/ Lucky Dragons March 12 – May 31, 2011 Opening Reception: Friday, March 11, 6-8pm Hours: Every following Friday and Saturday, 1-5pm and by appointment 845 West Washington Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60607 Applied Arts is excited to present a multi-channel video installation by Barbara Kasten featuring sound by Lucky Dragons. Barbara Kasten is […]

‘CONSTRUCTIONS’ at Carl Freedman Gallery, London

Barbara Kasten, Construct VI-B 1981 Barbara Kasten and Alexandra Leykauf 27th January – 26th February 2011 Carl Freedman Gallery 44a Charlotte Road, London The montaging of history and place is at the heart of Alexandra Leykauf’s practice. Pictorial compositions are made through the juxtaposition or superimposition of photographic reproductions or photocopies of source photographs […]

The Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography at the Center for Creative Photography

Cornell Fine Arts Museum Organized by Aperture Foundation January 14 – March 27, 2011 From the beginning, abstraction has been intrinsic to photography, and its persistent popularity reveals much about the medium. The Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography, curated by Lyle Rexer, showcases the work of more than twenty contemporary photographers who base […]

Immaterial at Ballroom Marfa

3 October 2010 – 20 February 2011, “Immaterial,” Curated by Fairfax Dorn Ballroom Marfa’s Fall exhibition, Immaterial, will focus on the physical and psychic tensions between form, color and space across varied visual and structural mediums. The exhibition seeks to examine the metaphysical aspects of artistic production through a selection of artworks that challenge the […]

Just a Matter of Time at Galerie Kadel-Willborn

“Just a Matter of Time” July 4 – September 4, 2010 Allan McCollum, Barbara Kasten, Jimmy Robert, Katja Strunz, Wolfgang Tillmans, Jennifer West The sequence of individual actions results in a specific present time. Past actions are part of this present, which is itself merely a passage to the future.  In different ways, the artists Barbara Kasten, […]

Abstracting Light at Galerie Almine Rech

Barbara Kasten – “Abstracting…Light” May 6 – June 22 2010 Organized in collaboration with Olivier Renaud-Clément Almine Rech Gallery is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition of Barbara Kasten in France in twenty years, “abstracting… light”. With this exhibition she continues the ongoing research residing at the core of her practice since the 1970s: […]

Terminus Ante Quem at Shane Campbell

In a Paperweight at Tony Wight Gallery

In a Paperweight Walead Beshty, Sebastiaan Bremer, Daniel Gordon, Tamar Halpern, Barbara Kasten, Sara VanDerBeek and James Welling 16 April – 15 May 2010 Opening Reception: 16 April, 5–8pm “Death exists—in a paperweight, in four red and white balls on a billiard table—and we go on living and breathing it into our lungs like fine […]

Group Show at Monique Meloche

Karl Haendel & Walead Beshty Sheree Hovsepian Barbara Kasten Opening Reception: Saturday, March 20, 4-7pm Monique Meloche 2154 W. Division (New Location) Chicago, IL 60622

Let There be Geo at A+D Gallery

Let There Be Geo Curated by Elizabeth Burke-Dain March 4 – April 24, 2010 Opening reception: March 4, 5-8 pm Let there be Geo takes a contemporary look at visual artists who use geometric form in their work. While geometric form is not a new phenomenon, geo forms are appearing in some of the most […]

Starburst: Color Photography in America at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Starburst: Color Photography in America 1970 – 1980 Cincinnati Art Museum, February 13 – May 9, 2010 Garish, pedestrian and commercial – that’s how critics characterized color photography in the 1970s. It was in fact an explosion of color and the beginning of a new form of art. Starburst: Color Photography in America 1970-1980 is […]