Particularly unique to his work was his integration of his writing with blues and jazz. He wrote operettas, and many of his poems were set to music.
Self-adhesive strips and "letraset" on acrylic panel. Well, first let me introduce Barbara Kruger. Her new installation at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.
And when I say floors, I mean that literally. Visitors will walk upon her words, be surrounded by walls of her words, ride on escalators covered with her words. You know abstract expressionism, right? Her aphorisms range from the overtly political Your body is a battleground to the culturally acidic Charisma is the perfume of your gods to the challengingly metaphysical When art speaks an analysis of do you think you are?
Kruger grew up middle class in Newark, New Jersey, and her first job was as a page designer at Mademoiselle. She turned out to be a master at using type seductively to frame and foreground the image and lure the reader to the text.
Which makes sense in a way: Her work is all about skewed representations of reality. How we pose as ourselves.
Those shows, she thinks, tell us important things about value, materialism and consumerism. Read his Moscow Diary! But she knows theory is not enough. She needs to wade into the muddy river of American culture, panning for iconic words and images like a miner looking for gold in a fast-running stream, extracting the nuggets and giving them a setting and a polish so they can serve as our mirror.
Christopher Ricks, a former Oxford professor of poetry, once told me the simplest way to recognize value in art: Her work has become more relevant than ever at a time when we are inundated by words in a dizzying, delirious way—by the torrent, the tidal wave, the tsunami unleashed by the Internet.
And that is what they threaten to become as we drown in oceans of text on the web. In a virtual world, virtual words are becoming virtually weightless, dematerialized.
The more words wash over us, the less we understand them. And the less we are able to recognize which ones are influencing us—manipulating us subtly, invisibly, insidiously.
Barbara Kruger rematerializes words, so that we can read them closely, deeply. Among these words and phrases is a long, eloquent description of the work itself: Notice how much of it is about extraction: But gazing at this, I missed the single most important extraction—or at least its origin.
The elephant in the installation. It was up there, dominating the top of the work, a line written in the biggest, boldest, baddest letters. The central stack of words is superimposed over the brooding eyes and the advancing shoes of a man in what looks like a black-and-white movie still.
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His head is exploding into what looks like a blank white mushroom cloud, and on the cloud is written: She lives half the year in L. One of the first things I asked about was that boot-stomping line on the elevator installation.
And it reminded me that she shares with Orwell an oracular mode of thought—and a preoccupation with language. Orwell invented Newspeak, words refashioned to become lies. Kruger works similarly, but in the opposite direction. The good versus the bad. The magic word with the secret power that is like garlic to Dracula in a town full of partisans.
And Richard [Koshalek, the director of the Hirshhorn] wanted me to exercise candor without trying to be ridiculously The conversation about doubt turned to agnosticism, the ultimate doubt.Final Accounting: Traditional Ledger Art Speaks to Past and Future "Arapahoe Chief" (left) and "Cheyenne Chief," by Howling Wolf The goal of Szabo’s analysis of Howling Wolf and Zotom’s drawings is to accord them the same art forms, we can better grasp the creativity of the artists and the reasons behind the specific.
He started drawing at the Art Students League during high school, continuing to take classes there while earning a philosophy degree from City College of New York. It was at the Art Students League that he would meet and befriend Adolph Gottlieb, " Artist Overview and Analysis".
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Barbara Kruger’s Artwork Speaks Truth to Power The mass media artist has been refashioning our idioms into sharp-edged cultural critiques for three decades—and now brings her work to the Hirshhorn. "Sculpture is an art of the open air I would rather have a piece of my sculpture put in a landscape, almost any landscape, than in, or on, the most beautiful building I know." Henry Moore " Artist Overview and Analysis".
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