barbara kruger installation at the AGO barbara kruger installation at the AGO
may 02, 2010

barbara kruger installation at the AGO

a site-specific work by american artist barbara kruger is currently on display along the façade of the art gallery of ontario (AGO) in toronto. the public installation is located on the north facade of the frank gehry designed gallery as part of the contact photography festival. the piece was created by kruger in response to the festival’s theme ‘pervasive influence’. the work consists of a  series of found images and statements that includes ‘shove it’, ‘love it’, ‘kiss it’, believe it’ and ‘shame it’. the project aims to explore ‘how photography informs and transforms human behavior, especially via the medium’s connections to mass media, advertising, consumerism, and propaganda.’ the installation will be on show until august 30, 2010.

http://www.scotiabankcontactphoto.com

  • technologic. technologic.

    reminds me way too much of the daft punk song. it follows the format of a bunch of one syllable words… “it” ending with a two syllable word… “it”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtdWHFwmd2o

    NoiseDamaged says:
  • This is SO good in person, but these photos need to be WAY BETTER in order to do justice to the scale and impact of the installation.

    TorontoARTfreak says:

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