Judith Barry

Galerie Xavier Hufkens | 107 rue St-Georges

“No one talks about those things beyond . . . beyond speech/those things beyond thinking and reason,/beyond writing and language.” These lines from a poem written by Judith Barry encapsulate her recent exhibition. In previous installations, Barry gave the spectator a pivotal role in determining the various parameters of the exhibition space. Whether Barry is investigating issues related to architecture, cinema, or gender politics, the most important element in her work is often space itself, which takes on both a visual and a verbal dimension: How, the work asks, does the viewer navigate conflicting areas of signification?

This exhibition proposed a shift from the self-contained world of the installation to a group of five unique yet interrelated sculptures. The overall title of the show, “Au bout des lèvres” (On the tip of the tongue), refers to the way in which Barry uses language and

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