Direct address has been a consistent tactic in my work, regardless of the medium that I’m working in.

Barbara Kruger

Untitled (Your Body Is a Battle Ground) 1989

Barbara Kruger is internationally renowned for her signature black, white and red poster-style works of art that convey in-your-face messages on women’s rights and issues of power. Coming out of the magazine publishing industry, Kruger knows precisely how to capture the viewer’s attention with her bold and witty photomurals displayed on billboards, bus stops and public transportation as well as in major museums and galleries wordwide. She has edited books on cultural theory, including Remaking History for the Dia Foundation, and has published articles in the New York Times, Artforum, and other periodicals. Monographs on her work include Love for Sale, We Won’t Play Nature to Your Culture and others. She is represented in New York by Mary Boone Gallery. A major exhibition of her work will be presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles in fall 1999, and at the Whitney Museum in New York in 2000.

http://www.umich.edu/~ws483/Kruger.html

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