Beate Gutschow: LS/S
13.5 x 11.8 inches
32 Duotone and Four-color Images
Designer: Andrew Sloat
Publisher: Aperture Foundation and the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Fall 2007)
Beate Gütschow: LS/S is the first monograph on this exceptional artist, features two bodies of work that compel the viewer to think about humankind's celebration of nature and our ceaseless desire to control it. The LS series includes panoramic color landscapes made up of digital assemblages of details from the artist's archive of images of trees, fields, knolls, clouds, people, and shadows. In Gütschow’s most recent series, S, color landscapes have given way to a grayscale series of urban settings. Mixing barren landscapes and architectural elements taken from buildings, she constructs urban wastelands, rife with post-apocalyptic tension. Beate Gütschow’s exploration as an artist directly probes questions of pictorial representations of reality. Images from Gütschow’s LS series were on view at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in 2007. The publication features an interview by Natasha Egan, Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Lesley Martin, and Akiko Ono.
Beate Gütschow (b.1970, Mainz, Germany) is a contemporary German photographer, living and working in Cologne and Berlin. Gütschow received her education from University of Fine Arts, Hamburg (1993-2000) and the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (1997). She has exhibited in notable venues such as the Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, Dresden (2009), Museum für Photographie, Oslo, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago (2007). Her work is held in many private and public collections including that of the Guggenheim, NY; Kunsthalle, Hamburg; SF Moma, CA; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago.