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 is also featured in "This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s," an exhibition now at the Walker Art Center. The show surveys the art of the Reagan years, in particular art interested in the sociopolitics and traumas of the decade. Kruger’s We Will No Longer Be Seen and Not Heard (1985) is included in the show. Click here to see a much larger JPEG of the piece — it’s well worth it!
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.
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