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"Barbara Kruger: Retrospective"
2000-07-13 until 2000-10-22
Whitney Museum of Art
New York, NY,
The Whitney Museum surveys the bold work of Barbara Kruger in
the artistís first major museum retrospective. Krugerís instantly
identifiable images, among the most compelling of the past two
decades, explore the dynamics of power, identity, sexuality, and
representation, and have helped shape a generation of artists.
monumental proportions with billboard sized works
which combine photography and text. These
in-your-face pieces express extreme emotions of
modern life. Sometimes boxed as a feminist, Kruger
maintains her work is pure social commentary.
Although this is a retrospective most of the works
themes provoke a reaction that feels current to the
Untitled (I shop therefore
I am), 1987.
112 x 113 in.
(284.5 x 287 cm).