Located in the Donald and Catherine Marron Family Atrium at New York’s Museum of Modern Art is an immersive, site-specific installation by conceptual artist-activist Barbara Kruger. Organized by Peter Eleey and Lanka Tattersall “THINKING OF
YOU. I MEAN ME. I MEAN YOU.” is a multidimensional survey of the artist’s acclaimed 40-year career. Read on to learn about The 10,000's visit to Kruger's MoMA exhibit, on view through January 3, 2023.
Revered for her collage style practice that juxtaposes black-and-white found photographs with combative captions, the artist’s work has been exhibited at the 1982 Venice Biennale (where she represented the U.S.), the Whitney Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. A recipient of the 2005 Venice Biennale Golden Lion lifetime achievement award, Kruger’s work has also been the subject of plagiarism. In 1994, the streetwear brand Supreme was accused of taking their famous logo from the artist’s trademark style which Supreme’s founder, James Jebbia admitted to not long after.
Header Image: Installation view of Barbara Kruger: Thinking of
You. I Mean Me. I Mean You., on view at The Museum of Modern Art, New York from July 16, 2022 – January 2, 2023. Photo: Emile Askey