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FOR WHEN ALL

For when all that was read was …
so as not to be unknown
(2012)

 

Offset printed lithograph
23.5 x 31.5 in. (poster),
5 x 5 x 5 in. (polyhedron)
Edition of 200
Produced with Project Projects

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For when all that was read was … so as not to be unknown is Judith Barry’s guidebook to the “Brain” section at dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany.


   Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, artistic director of d(13),
thematized this rotunda space as the international exhibition’s through-line: a curated “paradox, a space of many secrets, a space of violence, and a space of potential healing.” The guidebook, which uses its unique paper architecture to remap the associative histories and labyrinthine nature of the “Brain,” takes the form of a series of pages, an artist’s book, and also a sculpture. Contained yet expansive, it is printed as a poster but may, alternatively, be folded into a legible, three dimensional object; exhibition materials are presented in a non-hierarchal, non-linear array, as if to suspend its contents in a recursive space.

View of folded watercolor version of the book

View showing “Brain” section from entrance

Installation view of For when all that was read… installed in mirrored vitrine exposing the underside of the folded books and posters

Installation view of For when all that was read… installed in mirrored vitrine exposing the underside of the folded books and posters