The Art Institute of Chicago. Michigan Ave. Entrance. Courtesy the Art Institute of Chicago.
Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You. – Barbara Kruger
(The Status of this Exhibiton is TBA.) One of the most significant and visible artists of our time, Barbara Kruger is renowned as a curious consumer and an incisive critic of popular culture. Using direct address as a rhetorical strategy to undermine and expose the power dynamics underscoring identity construction, desire, and consumerism, Kruger's rigorous interrogations of social relations and the cruel constancy of stereotypes are imbued with humor and empathy. This exhibition will explore the full range of Kruger's unparalleled practice, offering an unprecedented opportunity to reconsider the work of this groundbreaking artist whose influence and vital presence in our culture is now indelible, and whose voice remains resonant, courageous, and crucial.