Barbara Kruger

Barbara Kruger (born 1945) is an American conceptual artist represented by Sprüth Magers Berlin London.
Much of Kruger’s graphic work consists of black-and-white photographs with overlaid captions set in white-on-red Futura Bold Oblique. The phrases included in her work are usually declarative, and make common use of such pronouns as “you”, “I”, “we”, and “they”. The juxtaposition of Kruger’s imagery with text containing criticism of sexism and the circulation of power within cultures is a recurring motif in the work. In The text in her work of the 1980s includes such phrases as “Your comfort is my silence” (1981), “you invest in the divinity of the masterpiece” (1982), and “I shop therefore I am” (1987). She has said that “I work with pictures and words because they have the ability to determine who we are and who we aren’t.”

Duration 24 November 2009 - 15 December 2009
Times Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm
Cost Free
Venue Spruth Magers (London)
Address 7A Grafton Street LONDON W1S 4EJ, ,
Contact Tel. +44 (0)20 / 74 08 16 13 / /

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