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.

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barbara kruger installation at the AGO

barbara kruger installation at the AGO

barbara kruger installation at the AGO

barbara kruger installation at the AGO

barbara kruger installation at the AGO

barbara kruger installation at the AGO

barbara kruger installation at the AGO

barbara kruger installation at the AGO

barbara kruger installation at the AGO

barbara kruger installation at the AGO