Monday, March 20, 2017

Barbara Kruger



Barbara Kruger, Untitled, 2013, digital print on vinyl at the National Gallery of Art

"A focused exhibition featuring the work of American artist Barbara Kruger (b. 1945) reopens the East Building Tower Gallery after nearly three years of renovation to the space. Inspired by the Gallery's recent acquisition of Kruger's Untitled (Know nothing, Believe anything, Forget everything) (1987/2014), the exhibition comprises related images of faces and figures in profile over which Kruger has superimposed her striking phrases and figures of speech. The distinctive direct address of Kruger's texts (using active verbs and personal pronouns) confronts viewers straight on, contrasting with her selected images of side-glancing figures, receiving and averting the audience’s gaze. The results are arresting conceptual works of visual power and wit." ~ National Gallery of Art

8 comments:

  1. ...The results are arresting for sure!

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  2. Sounds like an interesting exhibit. Can't wait to see more!

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  3. So sorry to say but at first glance I thought the face in the mirror looks like young Angela Merkel ;-)

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  4. She is new to me - will have to check out some info on her!

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  5. Sound like a great exhibit to see.

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