ART: Barbara Kruger x The Temporary Stedelijk
by Winston "Stone" Ford
If you don’t know about the artist Barbara Kruger, check the Supreme logo and get back to me. Not only was she the inspiration for the street wear brand Supreme, but more importantly one of the best visual artists of our time.
Kruger’s use of text and typography over a black and white background to convey simple messages about feminism and consumerism are still striking and poignant over 30 years later. But if her previous work was a subtle jab, her new installation at The Temporary Stedelijk in Amsterdam seems to scream at you and punch you in the face.
Using the gallery’s largest room as her canvas, Kruger makes a bold point of how we treat each other. Amazing. The exhibition runs until January.