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Catalog: SPRING 2021 p. 15   

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Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago, 09/19/21–01/24/22

Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 03/20/22–07/17/22

New York, NY
The Museum of Modern Art, 07/18/22–01/02/23

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DELMONICO BOOKS/LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART

Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You

Edited with text by Peter Eleey, Robyn Farrell, Michael Govan, Rebecca Morse, James Rondeau. Foreword by Michael Govan, Glenn D. Lowry, James Rondeau. Essay by Zoé Whitley.

Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You

Five decades of iconic and incisive art from Barbara Kruger

Since the mid-1970s, Barbara Kruger (born 1945) has been interrogating the hierarchies of power and control in works that often combine visual and written language. In her singular graphic style, Kruger probes aspects of identity, desire and consumerism that are embedded in our everyday lives. This volume traces her continuously evolving practice to reveal how she adapts her work in accordance with the moment, site and context. The book features a range of striking images—from her analogue paste-ups of the 1980s to digital productions of the last two decades, including new works produced on the occasion of the exhibition. Also featured are singular works in vinyl, her large-scale room wraps, multichannel videos, site-specific installations and commissioned works.

The book also showcases how Kruger’s site-specific works have been reconceived for each venue, and includes a section of reprinted texts selected by the artist. Renowned for her use of direct address and her engagement with contemporary culture, Kruger is one of the most incisive and courageous artists working today. This volume explores how her pictures and words remain urgently resonant in a rapidly changing world.


Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Forever), 2017. Installation view in Forever. © Sprüth Magers, Berlin, 2017–18.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Creative Boom

Katy Cowan

Traces her forever evolving practice, revealing how she has adapted her work to suit the moment, site and context. [...] In these trying times, the book reminds us that Kruger's pictures and words remain as important as ever, shining a light on current affairs, cultural shifts, and the powers that be in a rapidly changing world.

Dazed

Emily Dinsdale

A new book, 'Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You', gathers together this seminal artist’s vast body of work. From the analogue paste-ups of the 1980s to her digital works of the last two decades, the anthology traces Kruger’s evolving practice, taking in the groundbreaking artist’s many site-specific installations, works on vinyl, and multichannel videos, among many other mediums.

New York Times

Jon Caramanica

Bold and convincing, occasionally overblunt and occasionally mischievous. Part backward looking and part revision and update for the constantly moving present, it embodies and thickens Kruger’s refracting of the language of advertising and propaganda through an anticapitalist, humanist lens.

Hyperallergic

Brehmer Brehmer

Kruger’s oeuvre hinges on the malleability of language, and how removing it from its everyday context can weaponize it. … Her work has shifted focus from feminist ideology.

New York Times: Arts

Ted Loos

With the 33 works made over four decades, audiences will see that she goes well beyond clever graphics, also using sound installations and videos for her sharp takes on culture and society.

Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 3/19/2022

Museum Store of the Month: LACMA Store

Museum Store of the Month: LACMA Store

Ah, the LACMA Store … It is truly a thing of beauty! It's also our Museum Store of the Month for March 2022! And it just so happens that we're posting this little love-letter on the opening weekend of the blockbuster show, Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You, which itself just so happens to bring with it one of the coolest exhibition catalogs of the year (and maybe the decade), co-published by DelMonico Books and LACMA and designed by IN-FO.CO (aka Inventory Form & Content.)
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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 3/19/2022

Museum Store of the Month: LACMA Store

Museum Store of the Month: LACMA Store

Ah, the LACMA Store … It is truly a thing of beauty! It's also our Museum Store of the Month for March 2022! And it just so happens that we're posting this little love-letter on the opening weekend of the blockbuster show, Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You, which itself just so happens to bring with it one of the coolest exhibition catalogs of the year (and maybe the decade), co-published by DelMonico Books and LACMA and designed by IN-FO.CO (aka Inventory Form & Content.)
continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/14/2022

Urgently relevant 'Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You' opens this weekend at MoMA

Urgently relevant 'Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You' opens this weekend at MoMA

Featured spreads are from Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You—perhaps the most relevant book on our list during this time of extreme political turmoil, shifts in the state of social justice and pure American overconsumption. Published by DelMonico Books and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where one portion of the exhibition closes July 17, this book records "human behavior in capitalist society, drawing on social semiotics and retinal perception to reflect our basest impulses and most selfish desires back to us," according to noted essayist Zoé Whitley. "Kruger creates situations where we can meaningfully engage in systemic critique as well as self-reflection. How often might we otherwise consider the psychosocial stakes of feeling superior or inferior to others? Of examining our own actions when looking down on someone else, or reflecting upon the circumstances dictating whom we look up to? A clairvoyant narrator confronts us, conjuring images in the mind’s eye of our vulnerabilities and those, unseen, who might exploit them. Caught between this proverbial rock and hard place, the viewer must choose where to stand between hierarchies of speaking up and hero worship." continue to blog


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Pub Date: 6/15/2021
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