The catalogue was co-published with Aperture Foundation in conjunction with an international traveling exhibition of the artist’s work. The exhibition and catalogue feature two major projects completed by Gütschow in the last ten years. In the first, the artist draws consciously on the history of landscape painting, creating color photographs of pastoral scenes. Her landscapes, however, do not exist in reality but are digital assemblages from the artist’s archive of images of trees, fields, knolls, clouds, etc. In contrast, Gütschow’s second project features barren urban wastelands in shades of grey, featuring architectural elements taken from buildings across Europe, Japan, and the U.S. The exhibition was on view in Chicago October 25, 2007 through January 12, 2008.
The Museum of Contemporary Photography received funding in support of the publication of a catalogue on the work of German photographer, Beate Gütschow.