A Retrospective of the Legendary Barbara Kruger #ArtTuesday
In a time before brevity became the soul of twitter, it was the soul of wit. Or in the case of Barbara Kruger, the soul of her art. The slogan-like lines that make up the artist’s installations bring a critical, edgy analysis to our world. Her first retrospective in two decades showcases work that remains fresh. Here’s more from JUXTAPOZ:
Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You. is the largest retrospective of Kruger’s work in nearly two decades, and it feels at home at LACMA, down the street from UCLA where Kruger has been an instructor for quite some time. The exhibition features Kruger’s large-scale vinyl room immersions, video work, and audio soundscapes that are placed throughout LACMA, sometimes surprising and sneaking up on you and other times overwhelming you with prophetic declarations. That Kruger was neither a street or graffiti artist is vital in that her use of placement and scale seems to have influenced so many artists in those genres, that her use of words and text were almost braggadocious in intent and critique makes her one of the most important American artists of the last half century. LACMA is the rightful place to let her work breathe.
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