This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Barbara Kruger, whose most recent commission, Belief + Doubt, is on view at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. (The work officially opens on August 20, but it is visible now.)
Kruger was the subject of an Ann Goldstein-curated 1999 retrospective at MOCA, an exhibition that traveled to the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her installation at — and actually on — the Italian Pavilion at the 2005 Venice Biennale helped her win the Biennale’s lifetime achievement award. The most recent major monograph on Kruger’s work was published in 2010 by Rizzoli.
The second guest on the program is art historian and critic Karen Wilkin. Along with William Agee and Irving Sandler, Wilkin is the curator of "American Vanguards: Graham, Davis, Gorky, de Kooning and Their Circle, 1927-1942," on view now at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The exhibition presents the too-little-known Graham as the hub around which that generation of American modernists revolved.
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Image: Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Thinking of you), 1999-2000. Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.