1958 · Germany
Galleries and Exhibitions
Uta Barth is represented by multiple galleries around the world, including countries like Sweden and the United States. Some of those galleries are Andréhn-Schiptjenko in Sweden, as well as 1301PE and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery | New York in the United States. Uta Barth most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Barbara Thumm in Berlin with the exhibition [email protected]. The exhibition was open from 11 September 2019 until 18 October 2019.
Uta Barth in private collections
Further Biographical Context for Uta Barth
Uta Barth was born in 1958 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1970s growing up. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a desire to evolve and strengthen itself, as a reaction to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art materialized by combining essential elements of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, predominantly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the dominant artistic figures of the 1960s remained greatly influential and popular throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for example, fortified his status as a legendary artist, by branching out into film and magazine publishing, thus introducing a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such popularity A few noteworthy global movements that sharpened the decade include photorealism, which was firstly introduced in the 1960s and reached commercial and critical success in the 1970s, as well as feminism which had a strong impact on the visual culture.