The US conceptual artist Barbara Kruger (born 1945) developed a new text installation for the Exhibition Hall of the Neue Nationalgalerie that will occupy the entire floor of the exhibition space.
Kruger has been known since the 1970s for her large-format posters featuring sharply worded slogans, which she uses to interrogate common social stereotypes and consumerism from a feminist perspective. As an homage to architect Mies van der Rohe and his famous Berlin building, the essential parts of the architecture will remain untouched by Kruger’s artistic intervention. From a distance, visitors may not even notice the exhibition; only when they enter the building itself they truly become aware of it. The exhibition has completely preserved the visual connection between the interior and exterior space. At the same time, the graphic impact of Kruger’s text work, reduced to the colours black, white and red, creates a strong contrast with the architecture. Through the critical statements contained in the text, the artist addresses political and social issues that invite public debate.
A special exhibition of the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
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