Barbara Kruger

28.06.2014 — 31.08.2014

Modern Art Oxford

Barbara Kruger

28 June – 31 August 2014

Listen to Barbara Kruger talk with Iwona Blazwick

Modern Art Oxford presents a monumental solo exhibition of new and recent work by internationally acclaimed artist, Barbara Kruger.

The exhibition comprises a site-specific architectural wrap of Modern Art Oxford's iconic Upper gallery, alongside an installation of classic 1980s paste-up works and a major film presentation in the John Piper Gallery.

With a career spanning over four decades, Kruger’s instantly recognizable work combines bold lettering, colours and dramatic juxtapositions of text and image, to investigate the machinations of power in popular culture today.

Through ironic appropriation of specific slogans and imagery, Kruger deploys the visual strategies of mass communication in order to challenge the often manipulative logic at work in the language of advertising, television and other media and the role of Western consumerist culture.


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View a time lapse video of the vinyl work Untitled (Titled), 2014 going up in Modern Art Oxford.

We asked some of our visitors to describe their experience of Barbara Kruger's exhibition in three words:

'Fun, interesting and stimulating.'

'Exhilarating, colourful, potent.'

'Inspiring, moving, provoking.'

'Bright, unsettling, memorable.'

Image credit:

Barbara Kruger, 'Untitled (Titled)', 2014
Installation view, Detail
Modern Art Oxford (Upper Gallery)
© Barbara Kruger
Courtesy Sprüth Magers Berlin London


Event Dates

  • Upper Galleries 28.06.2014 — 31.08.2014

    Instantly recognisable, Barbara Kruger’s practice has developed in a career that spans over four decades, her large-scale, graphic collages of images and text critique the language of mass media and the role of Western consumerist culture.

Event Support & Sponsors

The Barbara Kruger Exhibition Circle, Sprueth Magers Berlin London

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