Barbara Kruger x PERFORMA
Barbara Kruger and Performa are blending forces for its upcoming Biennial in NYC.
Seminal graphic artist Barbara Kruger is set to unveil a series of public works in New York as part of the city’s seventh Performa Biennial. A portion of the exhibition will be set up in the legendary Lower East Side skatepark beneath Manhattan Bridge (designed by our boy Steve Rodriguez). Two other pieces have also been confirmed – a billboard in NYC’s Meat Packing district near The Highline and a full-wrap design for a school bus that will cruise around the city during NYC art week’s jamboree.
Famous for pairing striking imagery with feminist, activist or community focused slogans, Kruger’s large-scale works have become symbols of resistance and progressive advocacy as well as time markers for popular culture. “For more than four decades, Barbara Kruger has occupied a unique place between high art and popular culture, between histories, disciplines and generations,” said RoseLee Goldberg, founding director and chief curator of Performa. “With this commission, Kruger’s intention to make deeply informed work that is accessible and ‘relevant’ meshes seamlessly with Performa’s vision to use live performance as a platform to do both. It’s remarkable that she is as widely known to millennials as she is to the museum and collector worlds. Kruger’s work is ‘forever radical.’”
See the announcement on Instagram here.
Images Barbara Kruger
VIVISXN MEDIA – Art + Culture