Barbara Krueger

Exhibition September 19, 2021 − January 24, 2022
The Art Institute of Chicago invites you to visit the exhibition Barbara KruegerThe museum's halls and public spaces have been taken over this autumn.

The exhibition spans the breadth of the author's career, from early and rarely seen "inserts" (works that use analog techniques to physically arrange page content with manual "cut and paste") to digital works from the last two decades. The presentation includes works on vinyl, installations, animations and multi-channel video installations.

Developed in collaboration with the artist, the exhibition at the Art Institute explores the particular cultural context of our museum as it transcends the traditional exhibition space and extends into the museum's public spaces and the city beyond. Krueger's work not only fills the museum's largest exhibition space, 18,000 square feet of Regenstein Hall, but also occupies Griffin Court - an 8,000 square foot atrium running the length of Modern Wing - with new site-specific works.

By combining images with provocative text, Krueger uses direct appeal - along with humor, alertness, and empathy - to reveal and subvert the power dynamics of identity, desire, and consumerism. As shrinking attention spans collide with the voyeurism and narcissism that define modern life, her immersive installations and widespread images and words encourage us to reconsider our relationship to one another.

Prepared according to the materials of the website of the Art Institute of Chicago.