BARBARA KASTEN


Barbara Kasten was born in Chicago in 1936. She makes photographs and video projections in her studio that evoke an experience of movement through modernist architecture. While abstract, her work is subversively political, asking viewers to fundamentally question their perceptions. Trained as a sculptor, Kasten began to investigate photography through cyanotypes of fabrics and photograms of objects placed directly on the paper.

For Open Editions, Kasten drew inspiration from her extensive collection of vintage jewelry to create three variant sets of florescent acrylic bracelets.

Learn more about Kasten and her work through a PBS Art21 segment here.