Large-scale Barbara Kruger Commission to Open at MoMA
The Museum of Modern Art presents Barbara Kruger: Thinking of
You. I Mean Me. I Mean You., a large-scale site-specific commission that will envelop the Donald and Catherine Marron Family Atrium from July 16, 2022, through January 2, 2023. David Zwirner will present a solo exhibition of Barbara Kruger’s work spanning three New York gallery locations from June 30 to August 12, coinciding with the MoMA installation.
Covering the various surfaces of the Marron Family Atrium’s walls and floor with printed vinyl, the new commission at MoMA will feature the artist’s trademark bold textual statements on ideas of truth, power, belief, doubt, and desire.
Kruger’s atrium commission is presented in conjunction with a major solo exhibition devoted to the artist’s work that was on view at the Art Institute of Chicago in the fall of 2021 and traveled to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where it is on view through July 17, 2022.
Kruger’s first exhibition at David Zwirner will feature nine large-scale video works and installations, as well as sound installations and vinyl wallpaper that reveal the radical inventiveness and lasting relevance of Kruger’s incisive work with pictures and words. Included in the exhibition is Pledge, Will, Vow (1988/2020), which is also on view at the 59th Venice Biennale, as well as in Kruger’s solo exhibition at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
Learn more about the atrium commission at MoMA.
Cover image: Barbara Kruger, Thinking of
You. I Mean Me. I Mean You., 2019