Words Of Art

Untitled (Titled), 2014 - photo by Stuart Whipps
In my latest blog entry for Ohh Deer, I attend the opening of Modern Art Oxford’s highly anticipated exhibition of new and iconic works by Barbara Kruger. The internationally acclaimed artist brings her signature lexicon of monochrome words and imagery to the historic city - a coup for a gallery beyond London’s Zone 1, let alone the M25. In addition to Kruger’s seminal ‘Paste-ups’ from the Eighties and video works that have never previously been exhibited in the UK, Modern Art Oxford is privileged to present a breathtaking site-specific installation in its Upper Gallery.

Kruger’s practice may resonate with today’s digital culture of endless self-promotion and commodification, however these very themes were being explored at the beginning of her career and before the age of the internet. 

Popular culture is central to Kruger’s manifest – identity, power, consumerism and sexuality contribute to a provocative body of work that is as potent today as it was over three decades ago.

Read my full review Words of Art on the Ohh Deer blog.

Barbara Kruger runs to 31st August 2014 at Modern Art Oxford30 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP

 Twelve, 2004 - photo by Stuart Whipps

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Images courtesy of Modern Art Oxford