About Judith Barry

Please note: For more info see longer bibliography. Most catalogs texts are not listed here, but are included on the CV with the letter (c) after them.

1    Loeffler, Carl; “Various Performances - Judith Barry”, Performance Anthology, Contemporary Arts Press, San Francisco, 1980

2    Hanhardt, John; “Ideology/Praxis”, Whitney Museum, New American Film, Dec. 16-19, 1982 ©

3    Lehman, Peter; “Video Art, Video Games”, interview with J. Barry”, Wide Angle 6, March 1984

4    Roth, Moira; A Decade of Women in Performance Art, Astro Arts Press CA, 1983

5    London, Barbara; “Video: Its Context”, Video by Artists 2, ed. by E.Towne, Art Metropole Press,1986

6    Fisher, Jean, Judith Barry:Through the Mirror of Seduction, catalogue text that accompanied Judith Barry exhibition at Douglas Hyde, Dublin, 1987

7    Morse, Margaret; “Video Works by Judith Barry”, AfterImage, Oct. 1987

8    Fisher, Jean; “The Vampiric Text”, Parkett, Fall 1987

9    Saylor, Ken; “Recycled Culture”, catalogue essay for Non in Codice, Rome, Galeria Pieroni and the American Academy, 1987

10    Wallis, Brian; “Questioning Documentary”, Aperture, Fall 1988

11    Schwabsky, Barry; “Spotlight: Non in Codice”, Flash Art, Jan/Feb 1988

12    Schwabsky, Barry; “Architecture of the Gaze: An Interview with Judith Barry”, Arts Magazine, Summer 1989 (JB designed cover of this issue as an 'artist project')

13    Cameron, Dan, The Savage Garden, Catalogue, La "Caixa", Madrid, 1991

14    Drucker, Johanna; “Spectacle & Subjectivity”, Artscribe, March/April 1991

15    Canogar, Daniel; “Vampires Never Die,” Lapiz, #89, October 1992 30. 22 - 31.

16    Brayer, Marie-Ange, Judith Barry:The Work of the Forest, Fondation pour l’architecture, Brussels (catalogue), 1992

17    Gintz, Claude; “Judith Barry,” Forum International, Vol IV, No. 18, May-August 1993, pp.90-93.

18    Drucker, Johanna; “Simulation/Spectacle - Beyond the Boundaries of Spring 1993, pp.3-16the Old Avant-Garde and Exhausted Modernism,” Third Text, Nº22,

19    Kaplan, E. Ann; “Feminism(s) Postmodernism(s): MTV and Alternate Women’s Videos and Performance Art”, Women and Performance, Issue #1, New York,1993

20    Benjamin, Andrew; Installation Art, Art & Design Profile, Nº30, March-April 1993

21    Tamblyn, Christine; “The Hair of the Dog That Bit Us”, New Feminist Criticism, ed. Joanna Fruen et al, Harper Collins, NY, 1994

22    Drucker, Johanna, Theorizing Modernism,:Visual art and the Critical tradition, Columbia University Press, 1994

23    Brayer, Marie-Ange; “Projects and Projections of Space”, Art Press, June 1994, pp.22 -29

24    Corrin, Lisa, Mining the Museum: An installation by Fred Wilson, The Contemporary, Baltimore, 1994

25    Archer, Michael, Installation Art, Thames and Hudson, Great Britian, 1994

26    Heartney, Eleanor; “Video in Situ,” Art in America, v. 83, n. 10 (Oct.1995): pp. 94-99.

27    Lucie-Smith, Edward, ART Today, Phaidon Press, London, 1995

28    Morse, Margaret; “The Body in Space”, Art in America, April 1993, No. 4, pp. 116-121 & p. 143.

29    Avgikos, Jan, "Rauschenberg's Cyborgs", Sculpture, May/June 1996, Number 54. 24-29

30    Drobnick, Jim, "Interrogating the ideologies of Technology: an interview with Judith Barry", Parachute #84, October/November/December 1996, pp. 20-24

31    Archer, Michael, Art Since 1960, Thames and Hudson, London, 1997

32    Morris, Maggie, Virtualities, Indiana University Press, Bloomington and Indianapolis, 1998

*33    Wallis, Brian, Judith Barry: Projections: mise-en-abyme, Presentation House, Vancover, 1998. An essay by Brian Wallis and a discussion between Judith Barry, Mark Wigley and Brian Wallis --- 100 pages, illustrated.

34    Rellie, Jemima, 20th Century Art Book, Phaidon Press, London, 1996

35    Rush, Michael, New Media in late 20th - Century Art, Thames & Hudson, London, 1999

*36    Dusini, Matthias, “ An Architecture of the Gaze”, Kiesler Foundation, Vienna, 2000

*37    Sangster, Gary, “Judith Barry”, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, 2001

38    Weibel, Peter et al, Future Cinema, ZKM, Karlsruhe

*39    Avgikos, Jan, “ Based on a True Story”, Study for the Mirror and Garden, Museum Jose Guerro, Diputacion de Granada, Granada, 2003

*40    Fisher, Jean, “In the Garden of Forked Desires”, Study for the Mirror and Garden,Museum Jose Guerro, Diputacion de Granada, Granada, 2003

41    Bruno, Giuliana, Atlas of Emotion, Verso, New York, 2002

42    Vozmediano, Elena, “La Fantasia granadina de Judith Barry”, El Mundo, Magazine El Cultural, Madrid May 22 –28, 2003

43    Fernandez, Carmen, “El imaginario granadino de Judith Barry”, El Mundo, Cultural, Madrid June 2, 2003

44    Cork, Richard, Breaking Down Barriers: Art in the 1990’s, Yale University Press, London 2003

45    Miskell, Brad, “The human condition”, ARTNET, on-line review of Felsen show, August 25, 2004 http://www.artnet.com/Magazine/reviews/miskell/miskell8-25-04.asp 

46    Harris, Larissa/Scharrer, Eva, “No Development, just repetition, Neue Review, Ausgabe 5, Berlin March 2004

47    Smith, Roberta, “Looking back at the flurry on the far side”, New York Times, December 10, 2004

48    Richer, F. /Rosenzweig, M., No.1 : First Works by 362 Artists, DAP Press, New York, 2005

49    Bruno, Giuliana, Interiors: Public Intimacy in the Visual Arts , Any/MIT Press, New York/Boston, 2005

50    Harvey, David, Spaces of Global Capitalism, Verso, London, 2006

51    Young, Paul, The Artist’s Film, Taschen, Germany, 2008

52    Corner, Stuart, editor Film and Video Art, Tate Britain, London, 2008

53    Rebollar, Monica, “El Espacio como espejo/the space as mirror”, Lapiz 243, Madrid, May 2008,

54    Balmisa, Alberto Sanchez, “Entrevista con Judith Barry”, Exit Express, No. 36, Madrid, May 2008

55    Mella, Leanne, The Prisoner’s Dilemma, CIFO, Miami 2008

56    Fisher, Jean, Vampire in the Text: Narratives of Contemporary Art, INIVA, London, 2008

*57    Panera, Javier, “The seduction and the terror of uncertain signs”, body without limits, Domus Artrium 2002, Salamanca, Spain 2009

*57    Linker, Kate, “Cinema and space(s) in the art of Judith Barry”, body without limits, Domus Artrium 2002, Salamanca, Spain 2009

58    Draxler, Helmut, “Ambivalence and Actualization: Judith Barry’s Exhibition Design and Artistic Practice”, body without limits, Domus Artrium 2002, Salamanca, Spain 2009

59    Newman, Michael, “Judith Barry” in 100 Video Artists, ed. Rosa Oliveras, EXIT, Madrid, 2010

60    Newman, Michael, “Judith Barry” in Sammlung Goetz Collection, Munich, 2010

61    Kholeif, Omar, “…Cairo stories: Judith Barry interviewed by Omar Kholeif”, Art Monthly, London, December – January 2012

62    Kholeif, Omar, “…Cairo stories by Judith Barry”, Portal 9, issue #1, Beirut 2012

63    Ochi, Paula, “Conversation with Judith Barry”, ArtBlitzLA, May 5, 2014 http://artblitzla.com/conversation-judith-barry/

64    Decter, Josh/Helmut Draxler et al, Exhibition as Social Intervention, ‘Culture in Action’ 1993, Afterall Books, London, 2014

65    Steeds, Lucy, Exhibitions: Documents in Contemporary Art, Whitechapel Gallery, MIT Press, London/Cambridge, 2014

66    Kholeif, Omar, The Moving Image, Whitechapel Documents Series, MIT Press, Cambridge, 2015


By Judith Barry – a selection:    

1    Barry, Judith, "Women, Representation and Performance Art", Performance Anthology, Contemporary Arts Press, San Francisco, 1980

2    Barry, Judith/Flitterman, Sandy, "Textual Strategies: the politics of art-making", Screen, volume 21, number 2, 1980, widely reprinted

3    Barry, Judith, "Building Conventions", Real Life Magazine, Summer 1981

4    Barry, Judith, "Casual Imagination", Discourse #4, Berkeley, 1980-81, reprinted in Blasted Allegories, MIT Press/New Museum, 1987 among other places

*5    Barry, Judith “Space Invaders”, catalogue text that accompanied solo exhibition at International Cultural Center, Antwerp (inst. & ©), 1982

6    Barry, Judith, "Public Fantasy", in ARTISTS ARCHITECTURE, ICA, London, 1983 (2 catalogue essays)

7    Barry, Judith, "Dissenting Spaces", Damaged Goods, New Museum, NY, 1986 catalogue text, widely reprinted.

8    Barry, Judith, "Willful Amnesia", Video by Artists 2, Art Metropole, Canada, 1986, reprinted in Felix #2, NYC, 1989 and other places.

9    Barry, Judith, "Designed Aesthetic", This is tomorrow today, MIT press, 1987

10    Barry, Judith; “Artist Project: Tear”, Artforum, January 1989

11    Barry, Judith, "This is not a Paradox", Artists, Video, Aperture, 1989

12    Barry, Judith, "Adams Wish", Real Art Ways brochure, Hartford, 1989

*13    Barry, Judith; Public Fantasy. An anthology of critical essays, fictions and project descriptions by Judith Barry, an intro by Johanna Drucker, London: ICA, Iwona Blaszwick, 1991---127 pages (ill.).

*14    Barry, Judith, “Ars Memoriae Carnegiensis”, The Carnegie International, Pittsburgh (JB's project was a memory theatre that the viewer constructed using a set of 9 double-sided cards handed out for free to all visitors)

15    Barry, Judith; “The Work of the Forest”, Art & Text, #42, Spring 1992,

16    Barry, Judith, "A discussion of projects", Place, Presentation, Position, Jan Van Ecyk Academy, Maastricht (catalogue), 1992

17    Barry, Judith; “Violence in Space”, Violence/Space, Assemblage #20, MIT Press, 1993

*18    Barry, Judith/Miskell, Brad; “Glossary of Received Ideas” On Taking a normal situation....” cat. text, MUHKA, Antwerp ‘93 (for the piece “Whole Potatoes from Mashed”)

*19    Barry, Judith, "About Face", minature book designed and written by Judith Barry for Parrish Art Museum Exhibit , "A Museum Looks at Itself", Southampton, 1993

20    Barry, Judith/Saylor,Ken; “(Home)icide” a collaborative text for an installation entitled “House of the Present,” Project Unité 2, Firminy, France, April 1993

*21    Barry/Miskell/Zummer, Rouen:intermittent futures/touring machines, Guide, L'Usine Fromage, Rouen ---- 100 pages (ill.), 1993

22    Barry, Judith/ Saylor, Ken, “Design Notations”, a/drift, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 1996

23    Barry, Judith, “Dissenting Spaces” in Greenberg/Ferguson/Nairne, Thinking about Exhibitions, Routledge, London, 1996

24    Barry, Judith, "not reconciled" OCTOBER 73, Summer 1995

25    Barry, Judith, "Questioning Context", Context, Nexus, Philadelphia, 1999

26    Barry, Judith, “the blindspot in the mind’s eye”, Vision Machine, Musee des Beaux Artes, cat. text on line,Nantes, Summer 2000

27    Barry, Judith, “Bruce Nauman’s architecture”, May ’02, DIA (forthcoming)

28    Barry, Judith, “Reflections on Obsolescence” October 100, MIT Press, 2002

29    Barry, Judith, “border stories, working title….” , Egoista 10, Lisbon, June 2002

30    Barry, Judith, “Bruce Nauman’s architecture”, May ’02, DIA (forthcoming)

31    Barry, Judith, “Reflection on some installation projects” in Women Art and Technology, edited by Judy Malloy, MIT Press, 2003

32    Barry, Judith, “An Uneven Parallel Construction”, Die Medien Der Kunst/Die Kunst Der Medien, Benteli/ZKM Bern/Karlsruhe 2004

33    Barry, Judith, “the museum you want” in Davidts, Wouter, the Museum in Motion, Museum het Domein, Masstricht, 2005

34    Barry, Judith, “Liminal Zones/Coursing Flows”, in A Dynamic Equilibrium: in pursuit of Public Terrain, ed.Sally Yard, Installation Gallery, San Diego 2007

35    Barry, Judith, “The Space that Art Makes”, in A Dynamic Equilibrium: in pursuit of Public Terrain, ed. Sally Yard, Installation Gallery, San Diego 2007

36    Barry, Judith, “Said, said”, October 123, MIT Press, Winter 2008

37    Barry, Judith, “Media and me”, (on-line essay) in Are You Ready for TV?, MACBA, Barcelona, 2010 See: http://www.macba.cat/uploads/TWM/TV_Barry_eng.pdf

38    Barry, Judith, “What would you like to see on television”, Esopus 15: Television Issue, Fall 2010

39    Barry, Judith, “Barry, Judith, “About Brain: For when all that was read was… so as not to be unknown”, Mousse 34, Milan, 2012

40    Barry, Judith, “Judith Barry shares her thoughts on hospitality (by way of Kant…)”, FACT, Liverpool, December 2012 See: http://www.fact.co.uk/news-views/2012/12/judith-barry-shares-her-thoughts-on-hospitality/

41    Barry, Judith, “Artist contribution”, Draw it with your eyes closed, ed. Paper Monument, NY, 2012

42    Barry, Judith, “Judith Barry”, Audio interview, FONS AUDIO #17, MACBA, 05.02.2013 (24’ 19”) See: http://rwm.macba.cat/en/fons_audio_tag

43    Barry, Judith, “Critics Page” as part of Barbara London’s “Tools and Contemporary Art”, Brooklyn Rail, Brooklyn, March 5, 2015. See: http://www.brooklynrail.org/2015/03/criticspage/judith-berry

44    Barry/Draxler/Saylor, “The Flows of Space. Exhibition Design and Artistic Practice”, to expose, to show…Mumok, Walter Koenig, Cologne, 2015

45    Barry/Saylor, “Comment: Judith Barry and Ken Saylor discuss labor issues in the Gulf and beyond”, The Architect’s Newspaper, Summer 2015 (all 4 editions). Print. See: http://archpaper.com/news/articles.asp?id=8202#.VleF1Xum0foSee
Barry, Judith, “Choros”, PARKETT #13, 1987
*Indicates individual catalogues or books solely by or about Judith Barry. Some are available through Printed Matter in NYC.