The artist isn't personally on Twitter or Instagram - or rather, she's on them all of the time, but simply to observe. "As uncomfortable as she seems with contemporary standards of personal exposure, she is at ease in the realm of the abstract. As in her work, she quickly distills dissertation-worthy topics into stuff you […]
The essential artist talks Ikea, Trump, hypebeasts, sex, and power.
In this rare interview accompanying a new Art21 film, Barbara Kruger shares her media diet, what she sees as art's role in contemporary society, and the inspiration behind two of her earliest works.
As the magazine enters its 50th year, it is commissioning 50 New York artists to create cover designs, including Marilyn Minter, Mel Bochner, and more. The post Barbara Kruger, Yoko Ono, and Other Artists Create Covers for New York Magazine appeared first on Hyperallergic.
Visual statements from Barbara Kruger, Marilyn Minter, Yoko Ono, and 47 other artists will start appearing around the city to mark our birthday year.
"Artist" Sabo stole feminist artist Barbara Kruger's work to defame Meryl Streep in retaliation for things she's said about Trump.
“It’s a small world but not if you have to clean it.” That adage, from the work of artist Barbara Kruger, could describe “Downsizing.” In Alexander Payne’s new film, opening Friday, people volunteer to shrink themselves down to five inches tall in order to save the planet from humanity’s worst...
Jamie Lauren Keiles on the artist Barbara Kruger’s installations for this year’s Performa Biennial, in New York.
Kruger's installation at LES Coleman Skatepark can seem mesmerizing, but from the perspective of the skaters — the unwitting participants of this project — it isn’t very functional. The post Rolling Through Barbara Kruger’s Slick and Slippery Skatepark Installation appeared first on Hyperallergic.
Is that a new Supreme store? Nope, it’s Barbara Kruger’s new pop-up shop. Billed as Kruger’s first-ever performance, and part of a Performa Biennial roster that includes the artist’s take on a skatepark and a bus emblazoned with slogans printed in her iconic aesthetic is called Untitled (The Drop). The pop-up is a wry jab at one of […]
The absence of digital niceties in Barbara Kruger’s statement sends a chill of awe down my spine.
We all know where Supreme got their logo. Yes, they “appropriated” it from artist Barbara Kruger from the beginning. But now, she’s taking skateboarding back with a little help from Volcom in a pop-up shop of her own as part of Performa, a performance art biennial that runs through November 19 in New York, according […]
Axel Cruysberghs and Jiro hit the L.E.S. skatepark to skate Barbara Kruger's freshly installed "Untitled (Skate)" installation The post Barbara Kruger “Untitled (Skate)” Coleman Skatepark Installation appeared first on TransWorld SKATEboarding.
Artist Barbara Kruger, famous for her photographs emblazoned with red and white and bold typography, has taken over several spaces in NYC this month as part of the Performa Biennial. On Wednesday the work was unveiled, broadcasting messages from the subway to the sky "that engage issues of and ideas about power, desire, adoration, contempt, and capital." [ more › ]
This week in art news: an online crime wave targeted galleries, over 5,000 artists and arts workers signed a letter denouncing sexual abuse and sexism, and the MTA released Barbara Kruger's limited edition MetroCards. The post Art Movements appeared first on Hyperallergic.
The artist created two designs emblazoned with her trademark white-on-red text, posing difficult questions to New York's straphangers. The post Your Bus Ride Is a Battleground: Barbara Kruger Designed NYC MetroCards appeared first on Hyperallergic.
The latest MetroCard you'll want to wait on line for—following the Supreme and Twin Peaks offerings over the past year—will be Barbara Kruger's, which will hit four subway stations this Wednesday. Kruger designed two cards, each in her...Show More Summary
The themes will be similar to anyone who has followed the artist's work. "'These issues of power and control and physical damage and death and predation are ages old,' Ms. Kruger said in a phone interview from Los Angeles. 'I wish some of these issues would become archaic.'"
Barbara Kruger, the artist that initially inspired the logo for Supreme, touches down in Berlin at Sprüth Magers for her latest exhibition, “Forever.” Riffing on Virginia Woolf’s “A Room of One’s Own,” Kruger filled the entire gallery wall with, “You know that women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and […]
Sprüth Magers is presenting FOREVER, a new site-specific work by Barbara Kruger. For this installation, which occupies all four walls and the floor of the Berlin gallery?s main exhibition space, the artist has created one of her immersive room-wraps and several new vinyl works. Show More Summary