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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

Related publications:

Mousse 34, Judith Barry Link

Brooklyn Rail, Judith Barry, Link

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

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