Barbara Kruger
The Globe Shrinks
April 21–May 21, 2011
London

Sprüth Magers is delighted to present a solo exhibition by American artist Barbara Kruger at 10-12 Francis Street, London. The exhibition will feature a new multi channel video installation, entitled The Globe Shrinks, 2010, that continues the artist’s engagement with the kindness and brutality of the everyday, the duet of images and text and the resonance of direct address.

Born in Newark, New Jersey in 1945, Barbara Kruger began her career as an editorial designer, followed by a picture editor at Condè Nast Publications. She started making art in the early 1970s and gradually developed her unmistakable and unique formal language using a powerful combination of image and text.

Since the mid 1990s, Barbara Kruger has diversified her practice and embraced a series of aesthetic expansions which includes working with film and audio installations. This progression into large-scale immersive installations is fuelled by the artist’s longstanding interest in architecture and desire to address the viewer directly within whole environments.

 

Installation Views
Barbara Kruger – The Globe Shrinks – London
Barbara Kruger
The Globe Shrinks
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, April 21–May 21, 2011

Barbara Kruger
The Globe Shrinks
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, April 21–May 21, 2011
Photo: Stephen White

Barbara Kruger – The Globe Shrinks – London
Barbara Kruger
The Globe Shrinks
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, April 21–May 21, 2011

Barbara Kruger
The Globe Shrinks
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, April 21–May 21, 2011
Photo: Stephen White

Barbara Kruger – The Globe Shrinks – London
Barbara Kruger
The Globe Shrinks
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, April 21–May 21, 2011

Barbara Kruger
The Globe Shrinks
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, April 21–May 21, 2011
Photo: Stephen White

Barbara Kruger – The Globe Shrinks – London
Barbara Kruger
The Globe Shrinks
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, April 21–May 21, 2011

Barbara Kruger
The Globe Shrinks
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, April 21–May 21, 2011
Photo: Stephen White

Barbara Kruger – The Globe Shrinks – London
Barbara Kruger
The Globe Shrinks
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, April 21–May 21, 2011

Barbara Kruger
The Globe Shrinks
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, April 21–May 21, 2011
Photo: Stephen White

Barbara Kruger – The Globe Shrinks – London
Barbara Kruger
The Globe Shrinks
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, April 21–May 21, 2011

Barbara Kruger
The Globe Shrinks
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, April 21–May 21, 2011
Photo: Stephen White

Details
Barbara Kruger – The Globe Shrinks – London

Barbara Kruger
The Globe Shrinks
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, April 21–May 21, 2011
Photo: Stephen White

Barbara Kruger – The Globe Shrinks – London

Barbara Kruger
The Globe Shrinks
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, April 21–May 21, 2011
Photo: Stephen White

Barbara Kruger – The Globe Shrinks – London

Barbara Kruger
The Globe Shrinks
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, April 21–May 21, 2011
Photo: Stephen White

Barbara Kruger – The Globe Shrinks – London

Barbara Kruger
The Globe Shrinks
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, April 21–May 21, 2011
Photo: Stephen White

Barbara Kruger – The Globe Shrinks – London

Barbara Kruger
The Globe Shrinks
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, April 21–May 21, 2011
Photo: Stephen White

Barbara Kruger – The Globe Shrinks – London

Barbara Kruger
The Globe Shrinks
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, April 21–May 21, 2011
Photo: Stephen White

Details
icon_fullscreen
1 of 6
Exhibited Works
Barbara Kruger – The Globe Shrinks – London
Barbara Kruger
The Globe Shrinks, 2010

Barbara Kruger
The Globe Shrinks, 2010
4-screen video installation
13 min

Details
Barbara Kruger – The Globe Shrinks – London

Barbara Kruger
The Globe Shrinks, 2010
4-screen video installation
13 min

Details
icon_fullscreen
1 of 1

 

Selected Press

Queen of the One-liners
The Independent, article by Caroline Roux, May 9, 2011

Art
The Big Issue, article by Emma Field, May 2-8, 2011

Barbara Kruger: The Globe Shrinks, 2010
i-D online, article by Jacqueline Marcus, April 21, 2011

It’s a smaller world
Time Out, review by Helen Sumpter, edited by Ossian Ward, April 19, 2011