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Barbara Kruger: Money Talks
Barbara Kruger
0970909047
January 2005
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Book Description
It's "Business as Usual" in Kruger-land, and the artist's familiar text and found image montages still wallop a stinging punch. Her appropriated photographs and provocative text, with their confrontational graphic nature reminiscent of Dada collage and photomontage, address cultural representations of power, identity, and sexuality in the most charged of visual languages. Though the work collected here was made in the 1980s, it has unfortunatley not lost any of its relevance. Big business still rules the world and money still talks. Haliburton, anyone? Political bribery? Advertising prostitution? Money Talks is the first publication to bring together a thematic grouping of Kruger's work, and the subject chosen couldn't be more apt, not only because of current politics and economic realities, but also because it's the...


Art on the Edge... and over: Searching for Art's Meaning in Contemporary Society
Linda Weintraub
0965198812
September 1996
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From Library Journal
For the past three decades, contemporary artists have been dissolving the boundaries of established art by creating works that neither hang on walls nor adorn pedestals. The artists sometimes struggle against concepts of aesthetic value, permanence, and visual sense. Curator and educator Weintraub has researched and/or interviewed 35 prominent radical artists and here explores the common themes, creative processes, diverse media, and purposes in their works. Devoting one essay to each artist, she provides superb preparation to museum and gallery goers who may be confronting these exasperating works for the first time. The clear, highly sensitive essays discuss Andres Serrano's photo of a crucifix submerged in urine; the half ton of dirty clothes Christian Boltanski piled on a museum floor worn by children of the...


Remote Control: Power, Cultures, and the World of Appearances
Barbara Kruger
0262611066
September 1994
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A thought-provoking critique of television programs and current films in their capacity to influence and shape culture.Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist
Like her work as a visual artist, Kruger's essays, published in such journals as Artforum and the Village Voice, are about the ideological messages encoded in popular culture and how those messages convey certain attitudes toward the roles of women and minorities. Probing such seemingly innocuous television programming as "L.A. Law," "Entertainment Tonight," "The Home Shopping Club," "Good Morning, America," and the Iran-Contra hearings, as well as more subversive cultural products such as the independent films of Yvonne Rainer and Chantal Ackerman, Howard Stern's radio show, and...


Love for Sale
Kate Linker
0810926512
Mar 1996
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From Library Journal
Provocative objects are the heart of Kruger's art work. Pairing banal or perplexing photographs with phrases superimposed directly over the image, she challenges the way in which the viewer's thoughts and attitudes are determined by the dictates of society. An example is her close-cropped depiction of an atomic mushroom cloud with the legend, "Your manias become science" across the stem of the cloud. A graphic designer and television critic, Kruger manipulates the commonplace to deconstruct the messages we absorb daily without reflection; in so doing she makes a stronger challenge to the established order than such controversial artists as Serrano and Mapplethorpe. As the most complete overview of an important young artist and a fascinating addition to the debate on censorship in the arts, the book is recommended...


Nauman,Kruger,Jaar
Nicholas Serota
3908247608
June 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Through large-scale installations that radically, idiosyncratically combine text and image, Bruce Nauman, Barbara Kruger, and Alfredo Jaar each address social injustice, violence, and the profound ambiguities that shape individuals and society. Working in media ranging from neon to video, Nauman playfully and perplexingly plays language games that disorient the viewer into a critique of the power relations that underlie private and public violence. Kruger, who started out as a graphic designer, uses the ambiguously seductive language of mass media to challenge commonplace notions about body, gender, pleasure, and power. And Jaar, who was born in Chile but is now based in New York, combines photography, text, and architecture to visualize and define the political, economic, and ethnic relations and interdependencies of...


Art in Question
Karen Raney
0826461816
April 2003
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Beyond Recognition: Representation, Power, and Culture
Craig Owens
0520077407
August 1994
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From Library Journal
As an editor for Art in America , a contributor to such scholarly publications as Skyline and October , and a professor of art history at Yale and Barnard, Owens was a theorist and critic of contemporary culture. Here his colleagues have assembled several of his essays and critical writings as a memorial to Owens, who succumbed to AIDS in 1990 at 39. Set within the framework of the postmodernist movement of the 1970s and 1980s, these highly esoteric essays cover such diverse topics as photography, allegory, feminism, gay politics, art in the marketplace, serial art, and psychoanalysis. The concluding section contains valuable bibliographic material and syllabi devised by Owens for his university courses. Unfortunately, the text is laden with academic jargon, making it intelligible to a select few. Recommended for...


Remaking History
Barbara Kruger (Editor)
1565845005
December 1987
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Book Description
A Village Voice Best Book of the Year, this collection of rich and diverse essays by contributors such as Jim Hoberman, Edward Said, and Cornel West, are concerned with imperialism in a variety of forms, ranging from the geographical to the sexual. Discussions in Contemporary Culture is an award-winning series copublished with the Dia Center for the Arts in New York City. These volumes offer rich and timely discourses on a broad range of cultural issues and critical theory. The collection covers topics from urban planning to popular culture and literature, and continually attracts a wide and dedicated readership.


International Competitiveness and the Balance of Payments: Do Current Account Deficits and Surpluses Matter
Barbara Dluhosch
1858982103
January 1996
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Where Two or Three Are Gathered: Community Life for the Contemporary Religious
Loren Kruger
0824511514
March 1992
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Book Description
In a clear, systematic and appealing style, Barbara Fiand presents an analysis of community within a human, cultural and religious framework of consciousness.


Meine Schwester Frida
Barbara Mujica
3810512680

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