"Starting with Untitled (Who?) (2020), Kruger’s most recent work installed on the facade of the Los Angeles gallery until January 15, 2021, the online exhibition Questions surveys some of her most important text-based, large-scale installations in the US and across the world.
Untitled (Who?) asks a series of questions in English and Spanish, including WHO DO YOU BELIEVE? WHO DO YOU HURT? WHO DO YOU HATE? and ¿QUIÉN ES EL QUE AMAS? After a nail-biting US presidential election in an era of increasingly divisive political rhetoric in America, as well as ongoing debates about racism and a global pandemic, Kruger’s questions take on a heightened significance."
"Barbara Kruger (*1945) is an artist who works with pictures and words in the hopes of revealing and resisting socially ingrained assumptions about power: how it determines who lives and who dies, who is healed and who is housed, who speaks and who is silenced, who is visible and who is marginalized. Since the mid-1970s, she has juxtaposed her own texts with found images in her effort to expose the machinations of capitalism, politics and gender that often go unquestioned. Based in Los Angeles and New York, Kruger has been with the gallery since 1985, represented first by Galerie Monika Sprüth and later by Sprüth Magers." - Sprueth Magers
LACMA Artist Grant Info Session