Artist Barbara Kruger, famous for her photographs emblazoned with red and white and bold typography, has taken over several spaces in NYC this month as part of the Performa Biennial. On Wednesday the work was unveiled, broadcasting messages from the subway to the sky "that engage issues of and ideas about power, desire, adoration, contempt, and capital."
The artist told the Guardian, “I just wanted to engage issues that are very much unfortunately alive in the world today... These issues around power, control, dominance, capital, issues of value, gender, race, class, these are nothing new. Every time I hear people are shocked of what’s going of the world, it makes my head spin."
Here's where you'll find her work up around town:
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- The MetroCards started randomly being dispersed from machines at Queensboro Plaza, Broadway-Lafayette Street, East Broadway and the B/C station at 116th Street. (Hi, Supreme.)
- There's a billboard at 17th Street and 10th Avenue in Chelsea, which states: "Know Nothing. Believe Anything. Forget Everything."
- Less easy to locate is a school bus, which will be roaming he city.
- Coleman Skatepark has fully been taken over by Kruger's work, you'll find that at 62 Monroe Street (at Pike Street), which is also where we spotted the bus on Wednesday morning.
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See the work for yourself now through November 19th; click through the photos for a preview.