Mar. 4, 2014
The Hammer Museum recently opened a major historical survey titled "Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology." It describes the show as “the first large-scale exhibition to focus on the intersection of two vitally important genres of contemporary art: appropriation (taking and recasting existing images, forms, and styles from mass-media and fine art sources) and institutional critique (scrutinizing and confronting the structures and practices of our social, cultural, and political institutions).”
One of the artists in the exhibition is Barbara Kruger, the New York-based conceptualist whose work often examines the intersection of marketing, design, want and gender. Wilson was the guest on Episode No. 36 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast, about when she debuted this continuing installation at Washington’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Have a listen, or download it using the button in the upper right above!
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See more images of art discussed on the show.
Image: Barbara Kruger. Untitled (Hello/Goodbye), 2014. Installation at the Hammer Museum, January 27 – May 18, 2014. Photo by Brian Forrest.