Published by Kunsthaus Bregenz. Edited with text by Yilmaz Dziewior. Conversation with Beatriz Colomina, Mark Wigley, Barbara Kruger.
Barbara Kruger (born 1945) fuses picture- and word-based art to engage issues of power, pleasure, money, love and death. Her photographs, large-scale installations and immersive, multichannel video rooms address the viewer through an intensely spatialized visual display. Though Kruger’s art often imitates advertising, it is the overwhelming disparity between her work and the commercial forms she imitates that compels us to consider her work: instead of the advertisement we are conditioned to expect, we are instead confronted with problematic social attitudes, issues and stereotypes. In this volume, her oeuvre is examined from various perspectives in an in-depth conversation between Kruger, Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley. Designed in close cooperation with the artist, this catalogue documents the Belief & Doubt installation at Kunsthaus Bregenz, demonstrating the enormous social currency of Kruger’s artistic statements and her powerful forms of address.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Ingrid Pfeiffer, Max Hollein. Introduction by Anette Urban.
Coming to international prominence in the 1980s, American conceptual artist Barbara Kruger (born 1945) has said: “I work with pictures and words because they have the ability to determine who we are and who we aren't.” Circus presents the dizzying black-and-white textual installation of the same name that Kruger developed for the rotunda of the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt in 2010.
Published by Skarstedt Fine Art. Text by Lisa Phillips.
Money Talks is the first publication to bring together a thematic grouping of Kruger's work. The subject chosen could not be more apt--not only because of current politics and economic realities, but also because this is the subject Kruger has repeatedly returned to throughout her career.
Published by Kerber. Text by Veit Görner, Frank-Thorsten Moll, Hilke Wagner.
Since the 1980s, Barbara Kruger has been widely considered one of the most important artists of her generation. A brilliant conceptualist who works with abrasive, large-format text and image collages, often installed to create overwhelming, all-encompassing propagandistic environments, she appropriates advertising imagery and other symbols of conspicuous consumption to question stereotypes and ask questions about identity and the cultural representation of power. This volume documents a 2006 graphic installation as well as the video installation, Twelve, both installed at kestnergesellschaft in Hannover. Kruger was awarded the Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2005 Venice Biennale. She is represented in New York by Mary Boone.