Barbara Kruger

The crossings of words and images in Barbara Kruger’s highly recognizable work is derived from twelve years as a designer and photo editor for Conde Nast publications.  Short, pithy caption-like copy is scattered over fragmented and enlarged photographs appropriated from various media. Usually declarative or accusatory in tone, these phrases posit an opposition between the pronouns “you” and “we,” which satirically refer to “men” and “women.”  These humorous works suspend the viewer between the fascination of the image and the indictment of the text – while reminding us that language and its use within culture is to construct proverbs, jokes, myths, and reinforce perspective of those who control it.

Enjoy the images, as well as a little peek behind the scenes at Lincoln Center’s Vera List Art Project “Culture Vulture”.

 

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By: Ghost
27.09.2013