Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You
LACMA Los Angeles hosts Barbara Kruger: "Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You.", a major exhibition devoted to the work of one of the most significant and visible artists of our time.
Spanning four decades, this exhibition is the largest and most comprehensive presentation of Kruger’s work in 20 years; it spans her single-channel videos from the 1980s to digital productions of the last two decades, and includes large-scale vinyl room wraps, multichannel video installations, and audio soundscapes throughout LACMA’s campus.
Kruger mixes exceptional graphic design skills with deep knowledge of the structural complexities of art and language, not to mention the media maelstrom in which modern life is lived. For 40 years, the L.A.-based artist has surveyed the social, cultural and political landscape with a deft combination of acute insight and lacerating wit.
As an active consumer and vigilant viewer of popular culture, Kruger grapples with the accelerated ways pictures and words instantaneously flow through media. How they are simultaneously played and re-played informs her most recent video works, which are an exhibition highlight. The art exhibition is a visually compelling gathering of groundbreaking artwork that is resonant, courageous, and crucial.