Barbara Bloom, The tip of the Iceberg, 1990


Barbara Bloom, The Tip of the Iceberg, 1990


Barbara Bloom, The Tip of the Iceberg, 1990


Barbara Bloom, The Tip of the Iceberg, 1990


Barbara Bloom Lost and Found (Letters to Flaubert); 1987

Detail, Engraved Glas

Barbara Bloom Lost and Found; 1987

Installation View

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born in Los Angeles

lives and works in New York

solo exhibitions (selected)


Chick Lit: Revised Summer Reading (curated by Molly Rand and Pilar Vahey), Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York

As it were…So to Speak. A Museum Collection in Dialogue with Barbara Bloom, The Jewish Museum, New York


Present, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan


Barbara Bloom: PRESENT, Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York

Barbara Bloom, Luttgenmeijer, Berlin


Half-Full, Half-Empty: Web Project , Dia Art Foundation, New York

The Collections of Barbara Bloom, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

More Collections of Barbara Bloom, Printed Matter, New York

The Collections of Barbara Bloom, International Center of Photography, New York


Takes One to Know One, Tracy Williams, Ltd. New York

Absence-Presence, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena


The Collections of Barbara Bloom, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

The Collections of Barbara Bloom, ZKM Museum of Art, Karlsruhe

Absent-Present, Galerie Raffaella Cortese, Milan


commissioned work, Petuelpark, Munich; Twirl video


Vexations carpet, Gorney, Bravin & Lee, New York


Broken, Galerie Friedrich and Ungers, Munich


Gorney, Bravin & Lee, New York

Peutelpark Design Project, Munich, Germany


The Gaze, Parrish Art Museum, Southhampton, New York

Broken, Galerie Piece Unique, Paris


A Birthday Party for Everything, Susan Inglett / I. C. Editions, New York

Revised Evidence: The Library of Vladimir Nabokov, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, New York

The French Diplomat’s Office, Peter Blum, New York

Broken, Galleria Raffaela Cortese, Milano


The Collections of Barbara Bloom, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus

Pictures from the Floating World, Sala de Exposiciones Rekalde, Bilbao


The French Diplomats Office and Broken, S. L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto


Just Past (special project), Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles


Pictures from the Floating World, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York


Art Metropole, Toronto & Printed Matter Bookstore at Dia, New York: Editions and Multiples

The Passions; installation (performance by Shelley Hirsch), Marstall Theatre Munich


Never Odd or Even, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh


The Tip of the Iceberg, Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York

Signate, Signa, Temere Me Tangis Et Angis, Kunstverein München, Munich


The Tip of the Iceberg, Galerie Isabella Kacprzak, Cologne

The Reign of Narcissism, Serpentine Gallery, London

The Gaze, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

The Reign of Narcissism, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich

The Reign of Narcissism, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart


The Reign of Narcissism, Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York


Ein Neger mit Gazelle zeigt im Regen nie (Madam I’m Adam), Galerie Isabella Kacprzak, Stuttgart

Gallery Nature Morte, New York

Lost and Found (Eins wie das Andere), DAAD Galerie, Berlin

The Seven Deadly Sins, Gemeente Museum, Den Haag


The Gaze, Stedelijk Musuem, Amsterdam


The Diamond Lane, Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam

group exhibitions (selected)


Ersatz Affiches, Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York

The Feverish Library (continued), Capitain Petzel, Berlin


Drawing a Blank (On Forgetting, Refusal, Censure and Impotence), David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles


Loughelton Revisited, Winkleton Gallery, New York

Glasstress 2011, Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venice

Making Histories: Changing Views of the Collection, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artists Reconfigure The Signs Of Power, 1973-1991, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase


Atlas. How to Carry the World on One’s Back, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; ZKM Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe; Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg

In Full Bloom, Galeria Rafaella Cortese, Milan


Dress Codes: Clothing as Metaphor, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York

Pictures Generation, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Fax Exhibition, The Drawing Center, New York

REGIFT, The Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York


Freedom, Den Haag Sculptuur, The Hague, Netherlands


SCENES AND SEQUENCES, Aargauer Kunstverein, Aarau

D’Ombra / The Shadow, Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Nuoro


30 Years: Printed Matter Editions 1976-2006, Printed Matter, New York

Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy

MAN Nuoro, Sardinia

Die 90er, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen


Doulon Museum of Art Shanghai, China

Museum of Design Atlanta, Design ≠ Art


Place for the Self (MOOD RING HOME), Apexart, NY

The Diamond Lane, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria

Houses X Artists: Open Office (MOOD RING HOME), Palm Springs Museum of Art, Palm Springs

A Short History of Dutch Video Art, Gate Foundation, Amsterdam; Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb; Reykjavik Art Museum (Video)

Drawn to the Present, drawings, Pace University Art Gallery, New York

Design ≠ Art, Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, New York


Houses X Artists: Open Office (MOOD RING HOME), MAK: Schindler Hose, Los Angeles


Houses X Artists: Open Office (MOOD RING HOME), Bellevue Museum of Art, Seattle


Chronos & Kairos: The French Diplomat’s Office, Museum Friedricianum, Kassel, Germany

The Museum as Muse.: The Reign of Narcissism, Museum of Modern Art, New York


The Tip of the Iceberg, La Bienale de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela

At Home in the Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago


Just Past, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

René Magritte- Die Kunst der Konversation, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein- Westfalen, Düsseldorf

NowHere: Pictures from the Floating World, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

Hall of Mirrors: Art and Film Since 1945, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago


Longing and Belonging: From The Faraway Nearby, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe

ARS ’95 : The Seven Deadly Sins, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki


Inaugural Exhibition: Artistic Intervention, MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna


Postcards from Alphaville: J-L Godard in Contemporary Art 1963-1992, P. S. 1, New York

El Jardin Salvaje: The Tip of the Iceberg, Fundacion Caja de Pensiones, Madrid


Die Endlichkeit der Freiheit, Berlin

Life-Size: A Sense of the Real in Recent Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

8th Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney


A Forest of Signs: The Reign of Narcissism, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Barbara Bloom, Marcel Broodthaers, Daniel Buren, Louise Lawler, Allan McCollum, Galerie Isabella Kacprzak, Stuttgart


Spazi, Museo D’Arte Contemporanea, Prato, Italy

Biennale: Aperto ’88, Venice, Italy

Damaged Goods, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

Poetic Resemblance, Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York


Alles en Nog Viel Mehr, Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland

Kunst mit Eigen-Sinn, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna


Extended Photography, Secession, Vienna, Austria


Heute Section, Westkunst, Cologne

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Texts by the Artist


Between Artists: John Baldessari and Barbara Bloom, A.R.T. Press, New York 2011.


Bloom, Barbara: The Collections of Barbara Bloom, Steidl and International Center of Photography, New York 2007.


Gaflner, Hubertus: Dinge in Der Kunst des XX.Jahrhunderts, Steidl Verlag, Göttingen 2000.


Bloom, Barbara: Revised Evidence: Nabokov’s Inscriptions, Annotations.. Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, New York 1999.

Bloom, Barbara and Christian Marclay: Soundtrack to The French Diplomat’s Office. Blum Arts, New York 1999.

McShine, Kynaston: The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1999.


De Salvo, Donna: The Collections of Barbara Bloom. Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus 1998.

Tallman, Susan: Pictures From the Floating World, Sala de Exposiciones Rekalde, Bilbao 1998.


Bloom, Barbara and Shelly Hirsch: The Passions of: Natasha, Nokiko, Nicola, Nanette and Norma. Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern 1993.


Bloom. Barbara: Bloom: Never Odd Or Even. Verlag Silke Schreiber, Munich & The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh 1992.


Bloom, Barbara: The Reign of Narcissism. Württembergischer Kunstverein, The Serpentine Gallery, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich 1990.


Bloom, Barbara: Ghost Writer / Und wenn sie nicht gestorben sind, Passagen Verlag, Vienna (original – DAAD Berlin) 1988.

Bloom, Barbara, Esprit de l’Escalier. Hallwalls, Buffalo 1988.


Bloom, Barbara and Martha Hawley: Calender on Travel and Tourism, Amsterdam 1986.

Texts and Catalogues


O’Neill-Butler, Lauren. “Barbara Bloom” in Artforum, October 2013.

Moy, Liz. “Barbara Bloom at The Jewish Museum,” Performa Magazine, April 2013.

Pollack, Maika. “As it Were…So to Speak: A Museum Collection in Dialogue with Barbara Bloom” at The Jewish Museum,” GalleristNY, April 23, 2013.

“As it were…So to speak.” The New Yorker, March 29, 2013.

Rosenberg, Karen. “She Makes Objects Speak, and They Won’t Stop Arguing.” The New York Times, March 22, 2013.

Lasky, Julia. “Speak, Memory, Kvetch.” The New York Times, March 14, 2013.

Miller, Michael H., Freud’s Cigar Box Goes on View at the Jewish Museum, The New York Observer, January 24, 2013.

Kozinn, Allan, A Museum Broadens Its Identity, The New York Times, February 12, 2013.


“Barbara Bloom.” Journal of Contemporary Art, 2012.


Tallman, Susan, Artist Project: Barbara Bloom, Frieze, April 2011.

Princenthal, Nancy, The deconstructive impulse: women artists reconfigure the signs of power, 1973 – 1991, Neuberger Museum of Art, DelMonico/Prestel, ills.


Blatt, Rachel, The Presence of Presents, Derzeit, August 7, 2010, p. 14-16.

Goings on About Town: ART ‘Barbara Bloom’, The New Yorker, June 7, 2010.

Russeth, Andrew, Barbara Bloom, Artinfo, June 3, 2010.

Gartenfeld, Alex, Maintaining the Artist’s Presents, Art in America, May 28, 2010.

Buhmann, Stephanie, Look Ahead: Best bets for June Exhibits, The Villager, May 27, 2010.

Yablonsky, Linda, Rush Week, Artforum, May 11, 2010.

Landau, Susanne, Contemporary Art in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel, 2010, ill.


Schoening, Antonia von, The Collections of Barbara Bloom, Afterall Journal Online, Martin Gropius Bau Museum, Berlin, Jan. 22, 2009.


Cooke, Lynne, Best of 2008: The Collections of Barbara Bloom (Steidl/ICP), Artforum, Dec. 2008, p. 261.

Princenthal, Nancy, Personal Effects, Art in America, November 2008, p. 154-161, 206.

Marcus, J.S., Installing an Identity, The Wall Street Journal, October 31, 2008.

Miller, LeighAnne, The Collections of Barbara Bloom, ICP, NY, Art in America, Fall 2008.

Jones, Kristin, Review, The Collections of Barbara Bloom, ICP, NY, Frieze, May 2008, ill., p. 185.

Wilton, Kris, Curator’s Voice: Barbara Bloom on Barbara Bloom, ArtInfo, March 27, 2008.

Coleman, David, Softly Treading Between Taste and Art, The New York Times, Mar. 15. 2008.

Listing: International Center of Photography “The Collections of Barbara Bloom,” The New Yorker, March 10, 2008, p. 36-37.

Johnson, Ken, A Portrait of the Artist, in Bits and Pieces, The New York Times, Feb.8, p. E38.

Dave Hickey, Susan Tallman, Barbara Bloom (Ill.): The Collections of Barbara Bloom. Steidl Verlag, Göttingen 2008.


Leffingwell, Edward, Barbara Bloom at Tracy Williams, Art in America, Dec. p. 156.

Burton, Johanna, Barbara Bloom, Artforum, Sept., p. 468-469 ill.

Smith, Roberta, Art in Review: Barbara Bloom ‘Takes One to Know One’, The New York Times. Jun. 15, p. 32.

Mack, Joshua, Art Review: Barbara Bloom ‘Takes One to Know One’, Time Out New York, Jun. 14-20, p. 87.

Baker, R.C., Between Vermeer and the Lightning Rod, Village Voice. May, p. 23-29.


Heartney, Eleanor, Reviews: Barbara Bloom at Gorney Bravin + Lee, Art in America, Sept., pp. 146-147.

Schwendener, Martha, Review: Barbara Bloom at Gorney Bravin + Lee, Time Out New York, May, pp. 24-31.

Cotter, Holland, Review: B. Bloom “Broken” at Gorney Bravin + Lee, The New York Times, 18 May, p. E29.

Levin, Kim, Voice Choice: Art: Barbara Bloom, The Village Voice, 15 May, p. 82.

Yablonsky, Linda, A Glimpse Through the Walls of Privacy, The New York Times, 6 May, pp. 42-43.

Parker, Lauren, Spring Art Walk (supplement): Downtown Galleries, The New Observer, 16 Apr., pp. 8-9.


Nagy, Peter, Art Review: Barbara Bloom ‘the Gaze’, Time Out New York, 31 Aug.-7 Sept, p. 56.

Braff, Phyllis. “Art Review: Barbara Bloom ‘The Gaze’,” The New York Times, 20 Aug., p. 10.

Wood, Liz, ArtBeat – Barbara Bloom at the Parrish Museum, NY, The Suffolk Times, 17 Aug., p. 5A.

Working Proof: Barbara Bloom, Art on Paper, Jan.- Feb., p.72.


Pollack, Barbara, Barbara Bloom, Artnews, Sept., p. 149.

Saltz, Jerry, Inside Job: The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect, The Village Voice, 18 May, p. 141.

Smith, Roberta. “Art Rediscovers a Home on the Upper East Side”, The New York Times, 30 April.

Boxer, Sarah, Nabokov as Mounted Specimen, The New York Times, 21 Apr., p. E1.

Glueck, Grace, Barbara Bloom: The French Diplomatís Office, The New York Times, Fri., 9 April.

Doran, Anne, Barbara Bloom: The French Diplomatís Office, Time Out / New York, 8-15 April, p. 62.

Watson, Simon, Simon Says, The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect, April, p.5, ill.

Barbara Bloom, Tema Celeste, March/April 1999.

Smith, Roberta, The Modern Looks at Artists Looking at Museums, The New York Times, 12 March, p. E-37.


Borzello, Frances, Seeing Ourselves: Women’s Self-Portraits. Thames and Hudson, London, p.186.

Goldberg, Vicki, Eliminating the Distance Between Two Points, The New York Times, Fri., 27 Nov.

Robinson, Joan S., The Collections of Barbara Bloom, Artforum, Nov. 1998.

Kokot, Sharon, Questioning the Reality of Mass Information, The Dispatch (Columbus)

X.A.Deia (Bilbao), El arte moderno tiende a sobrevalorar las grandes obras e instalaciones, 27 Jan.

Carrera, Gonzalez, El Correo (Bilbao), Los artistas norteamericanos Oursler y Bloom, 27 Jan.

Urquijo, Javier, Vivir Aqui (Bilbao), La Vida nueva de la Sala Rekalde: La galeria 26 Jan.


Danoff, Michael, Contemplation Five Installations. Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

Clearwater, Bonnie, Tableaux, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida

MacKay, Gillian, Gallery Going, The Globe and Mail (Toronto), 22 Nov.

Bloom, Barbara, Architektur & Wohnen (Hamburg), Drei Favoriten im Metropolitan, Spring 1997


Nowhere Louisiana. Louisiana Museum of Moderne Kunst, Louisiana Humlebaek, Denmark.

Archer, Michael, Art Since 1960 (World of Art). Thames & Hudson, Ltd., London, England.

Bloom, Barbara, Six Artists do Christmas Windows, The New York Times Magazine, 22 Dec.

Bloom, Barbara, Pigs Might Fly…and artists might shoot accessories…, Harper’s Bazaar, Dec.

Frank, Peter, Art Picks of the Week: Barbara Bloom, L. A. Weekly, Saturday, 13 Jan.

Donohue, Marlena, Erotic to Enlightened: Past and Present, Rave (Los Angeles), Fri. 5 Jan.

Smith, Kiki, Barbara Bloom, Bomb, Winter, p. 37-41.


Varga, Vincent J. Longing and Belonging, from the Faraway Nearby. Site Santa Fe, NM.

Private / Public. ARS Helsinki Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland.

Fourth International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, Istanbul, Turkey.

Chocolate. Swiss Institute, New York.

Ehmke, Ron (ed.), Consider The Alternatives, 20 Years of Contemporary Art at Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY.

Kandel, Susan, Bloom’s Floating World of Fluid, The Los Angeles Times, 14 Dec.

McKenna, Kristine, Footbridge to a New Dimension, The Los Angeles Times, 10 Dec., p.61. Kripke, Pamela, World in Progress, Metropolis, Nov., p. 29.

Tallman, Susan, Private and Public: Barbara Bloom’s work, Art in America, Sept.

Cotter, Holland, Barbara Bloom: Pictures from the Floating World, The New York Times, June 30.

Robinson, Walter, Barbara Bloom: Recent Work, Manhattan File, May


Installations: Permanent Collection, The Contemporary, M.o.C.A., Los Angeles, Fall issue Brubach, Holly, Strengthening the Dollar, The New York Times Magazine, Sunday 30. Oct.

Schutz, Heinz, Barbara Bloom: Aufgespießte Schmetterlinge, Kunstforum international, July-Sept.


Noever, Peter (ed.), MAK Austrian Museum of Applied Arts Vienna. Prestel Museum Guide, Prestel-Verlag, Vienna.

Halle, Howard, Grand Street, A Collection, Issue #47, Nov., pp.192-193.

Bloom, Barbara, Grand Street, A Collection, Issue #47, Nov., pp.177-19.

Il Giornale dell’Arte (Milan), Ritratto dell’artista come ventilatore, Apr.

Bloom, Barbara, Insert: Barbara Bloom, Parkett, Issue No. 35.

Mifflin, Margot, Barbara Bloom: My Work is More Like a Movie Set, Artnews, Feb.


Cameron, Dan, Review of book: Never Odd or Even, Artforum, Dec.

Rubey, Dan, The South Atlantic Quarterly, Duke University Press, Durham, NC.

Metzger, Rainer, Update Germany, review of Never Odd Or Even, Flash Art.

Ritchie, Christina, The Idea of Seduction, Canadian Art (Toronto), Summer.

Taylor, Kate, Review, The Globe and Mail (Toronto), 12 June.

Melrod, George, The Culture of Consumerism, Atelier (Tokyo), May.

Olivares, Rosa, Art at the End of Minimalism, Lapiz (Madrid), Feb.

Barbara Bloom, Juliet Art Magazine, (Trieste), Dec./Jan.


Belli, Gabriella, American Art of the 80’s, Electa, Milan.

Brand, Jan, The Words and Images, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Utrecht.

Cameron, Dan, El Jardin Salvaje, Fundacio Caja de Pensions, Madrid.

Tallman, Susan, Metropolis M (Utrecht), Dec.

Heezen, Henriette, The Savage Garden, Metropolis M (Utrecht), Dec.

Heartney, Eleanor, Barbara Bloom, Artnews, Dec.

Mahoney, Robert, Arts, New York in Review, Dec.

Kalin, Tom, Barbara Bloom, Artforum, Dec.

Shor, Mira, You Can’t Leave Home Without It, Artforum, Oct.

Bloom’s ‘The Tip of the Iceberg’ Opens, Flash Art, Oct.

Bacon, Geroge. Surrealism, Old and New, The Art Newspaper, (London) Oct.

Levin, Kim, Choices, The Village Voice, 1 Oct.

Goings On About Town, The New Yorker, 30 Sept., 7 Oct.

Figee, Thea, Kunst met als thema: kunst en kunstmaken, Trouw, 4 July.

Tegenbosch, Pietje, Formele innerlijke landschappen, Volkstkrant, 2 July.

van Veelen, Ijsbrand, De crisis van het kennende subject, Het Parool, 13 June.

Steenbergen, Renee, Inscapes, NRC. 7 June.

Brea, Jose Luis, The Savage Garden: The Nature of Installation, Flash Art, May/June.

Bonetti, David, Framing the ‘Anonymous Others’, San Francisco Examiner, 26 Apr.

Wright, David H., They don’t let reality f-stop them, The Daily Californian, 26 Apr.

Gladyz, Thomas, Seeing is Believing, Arts Media, Apr.

Pauly, Bettina, Barbara Bloom: Signate, Signa, Contemporanea, Jan. (review: Kunstverein Munich).


Sartorius, Joachim, Die Endlichkeit Der Freiheit Berlin 1990, Edition Hentrich, Berlin.

Life-Size: A Sense of the Real in Recent Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

The Indomitable Spirit. ICP, NY and Photographers Friends United Against AIDS.

The Readymade Boomerang: 8th Biennale of Sydney. Art Gallery of New S. Wales, Sydney.

Rosenberg, Barry A., Assembled. Wright State University Dayton, OH.

Babias, Marios, Die Endlichkeit der Freiheit, Kunstforum, Stadtraum von Berlin Ost und West, Nov.-Dec.

Verzotti, Giorgio, Doppel Jeopardy, Artforum, Nov.

Hegewisch, Katharina, Spieglein, Spieglein, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Frankfurt), 10 Oct.

Engelhorn, Patrizia, Magische Zitate, Prinz (Munich), Oct.

Barbara Bloom – aufgespiesste Symmetrie” Kunst – Spiegel, Oct.

Koniger, Maribel, Die Macht der Mitte, Applaus, #10.

Reitter, Barbel, Lauter Symmetrien, Bayerische Staatszeitung, 28 Sept.

Maier, Angela, Die Suche nach dem Spiegel, TZ (Munich), 20 Sept.

Karcher, Eva, Ordnung und Chaos, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 17 Sept.

Dattenberger, Simone, Doppelgesicht der Symmetrie, Münchner Merkur, 15/16 Sept.

Kandel, Susaan, Barbara Bloom, Arts Magazine, Sept.

Renton, Andrew, Review, Blitz Magazine (London), Sept.

Lubbock, Tom, Self-Centredness in Full Bloom, The Independent: Independent On Sunday.

Kent, Sarah, On Narcissism, Time Out, 8-15 Aug.

Parkes, James Carey, Good Times, Aug. (review)

Searle, Adrian, Performance Magazine, Aug. (review)

Schleifer, Kristen Brooke, Detective Stories: An Interview with Bloom, The Print Collector’s Newsletter.

Blanch, Theresa, Barcelona- Twenty Minutes Outside Paris, New Art International, June-July.

Wilson, William, Barbara Bloom, Los Angeles Times, 12 June.

Hayt-Atkins, Elizabeth, Faces Art, Elle, June.

Butler, Beatrice, Muttertier versus Salondame, Nizza, No. 5, May.

Monteil, Annemarie, Selbstschau und Weltschau, Basler Zeitung, 24 Apr.

Renggli, Hans, Kunst und Künstlichkeit der Selbstbespiegelung, Luzerner Neuste Nachrichten.

Kunsthalle: Museales und Reales, Neue Zürcher Nachrichten, 6 Apr.

Renggli, Hans, Die Sucht nach öffentlichen Liebesbeziehungen, Tages-Anzeiger der Stadt Zürich.

Isler, Ursula, Narziss und Aschewiese, Neue Zürcher Nachrichten (Zurich), Apr. 4.

Jan, Alfred, No Faith in Science, Artweek, Mar. 22.

Baker, Kenneth, San Jose Exhibit Puzzles & Fascinates, San Francisco Chronicle. Mar. 11.

Gropp, Rose-Maria, Kopfgeburt der Spatzeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Mar. 1.

Cottingham, Laura, Image World, Contemporanea, Mar.

Bonetti, David, Getting a Postmodern Eye-Fool, San Francisco Examiner, Feb. 23.

Burkhart, Dorothy, On the Edge: San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose Mercury News.

Hesler, Gerhard, Von Narzissmus in der Freundschaft, Stuttgarter Zeitung, Nr. 33, Feb. 9.

Meinhardt, Johannes, In der Falle des Narzissmus, Stuttgarter Zeitung, Feb. 9.

Smolik, Noemi, Barbara Bloom: The Reign of Narcissism, Noema, Feb.

Nesbitt, Lois E., Barbara Bloom at Jay Gorney Modern Art, Tema Celeste, Jan.-Mar.

Schwendenwein, Jude, Other Worlds, Contemporanea, Jan.


The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, 1989 Awards, New York, New York.

Watney, Simon, Departures: Photography 1924-1989, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York.

Koda, Harold, Technology. Rizzoli Publishers, New York.

Jones, Ronald, Avant 1989, Frac Rhone Alpes, France.

Weiermair, Peter, Prospect 89. Eine internationale Ausstellung aktueller Kunst, Frankfurt.

Adams, Brooks, Into the Words; Thoughts on ‘A Forest of Signs’, Visions Art Quarterly, Winter.

Johnson, Ken, Barbara Bloom at Jay Gorney Modern Art, Art in America, Dec.

McCoy, Pat, Barbara Bloom, Arts Magazine, Dec.

Smith, Brian, Image Maker, Harper’s Bazaar, Dec.

Decter, Joshua, Barbara Bloom at Jay Gorney Modern Art, Flash Art, Nov./Dec.

Kimmelman, Michael, At the Whitney, 100 works from the last 30 years, The New York Times, 10 Nov.

Levin, Kim, Cameo Appearance, The Village Voice, Oct 17.

Barbara Bloom at Jay Gorney Modern Art, The New Yorker, Oct. 9.

Smith, Roberta, Subtle Ways to Eat Your Cake and Have It Too, The New York Times, Oct. 8.

Sundell, Margaret, Barbara Bloom at Jay Gorney Modern Art, 7 Days, Vol II, #38, Oct. 4.

Ottman, Klaus, The New Spiritual, Arts Magazine, Oct.

Drohojowska, Hunter, The 80’s Stop Making Sense, ArtNews, Oct.

Rimanelli, David, Barbara Bloom and Her Art of Entertaining, Artforum, Oct.

Kimmelman, Michael, Barbara Bloom at Jay Gorney Modern Art, The New York Times, 29 Sept.

Rugoff, Ralph, Liberal Arts, Vogue, Aug.

Canthorn, Robert S., Art Looks at Art, The Arizona Daily Star, July 22.

Smith, Richard, MoCA Navigates a Forest of Signs, New Art Examiner, Summer.

Herwitz, Daniel, A Forest of Signs, Modern Painters, Summer.

Weissman, Benjamin, Barbara Bloom at Richard Kuhlenschmidt, Art Issues, Summer.

Spector, Nancy, True Fictions, Artscribe, Summer.

Donohue, Marlena, Barbara Bloom at Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, Sculpture, May/June.

Iovane, Giovanni, Spazi ’88, Contemporanea, Mar./Apr.

Scanlan, Joseph, Barbara Bloom Esprit de l’Escalier: Robbin Lockett, Artscribe, Mar./Apr.

Knight, Christopher, Bloom’s ‘Esprit’ is Evident, Los Angeles Herald Examiner.

Donahue, Marlena, Review of exhibition at Richard Kuhlenschmidt, Los Angeles Times, Mar. 10.

Porges, Timothy, Barbara Bloom at Robbin Lockett Gallery, Contemporanea. Jan./Feb.

Hurlimann, Annemarie, In Between, Parkett, #19.

Bloom, Barbara. Eau de Cologne, Project Pages (Flaubert Letters), issue #3.

Barbara Bloom, German Vogue, Jan.

Palmer, Laurie, Review of exhibition at Robbin Lockett Gallery, Artforum, Jan.

Grauman, Brigid, What’s in a Flag?, Artnews, Jan.


Legierse, Therese, Gran Pavese, The Flag Project. van Beveren & van Hessen: Rotterdam.

Allan McCollum, Richard Prince, Louise Lawler, Barbara Bloom, Larry Johnson, Galerie Isabella Kacprzak, Stuttgart, 1988

Rian, Jeffrey, Galerie Isabella Kacprzak, Stuttgart.

Gimelson, Deborah, Wet Paint, Art & Auction, Nov.

Decter, Joshua, Group show at Jay Gorney Modern Art, Arts Magazine, Nov.

Melo, Alexandre, Opening and Complexity – The Venice Biennale: Aperto 88, New Art, Oct.-Nov.

Artner, Alan G., Bloom’s Works Are More Than What They Seem, Chicago Tribune, 14 Oct.

French, Christopher, Barbara Bloom, Artis das Aktuelle Kunstmagazin, Oct.

Taylor, Paul, Object Lessons, House and Garden, Oct.

Brenson, Michael, As Venice Biennale Opens…, The New York Times, 27 June.

Welchman, John, Cal-Aesthetics, Flash Art, Summer.

Tallman, Susan, Esprit de L’Escalier: Prints by Barbara Bloom, Arts Magazine, May.


Bos, Saskia, Lost and Found. Gemmente Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, The Netherlands.

Bismarck, Beatrice v., Flash Art, Oct. (review: DAAD).

Smith, Roberta, Quieter Times…, The New York Times, 7 Feb.

Thijs, Geert, Fakes in the Work of Barbara Bloom, Archis.


Lawson, Thomas, Poetic Resemblance, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY.

Wallis, Brain, Damaged Goods: Desire and the Economy of the Object, New Museum, New York


Eiberlmayer, Silvia, Kunst mit Eigen-Sinn. Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria.

Hefting, Paul, Het Paradijs Binnen Ieder Bereik, Foto in Vorm.

Barends, Els, Van Afbeelden naar Verbeelden, Foto in Vorm.


Winters, Robin, Con Rumore, Modern Denken, Rotterdamse Kunst Stichting, Rotterdam.


Lawson, Thomas, A Fatal Attraction, University of Chicago, Chicago.

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