Barbara Kruger's Timeless Commentaries on Power at David Zwirner 26 July 2022
Exhibition view: Barbara Kruger, David Zwirner, 19th Street, New York (30 June–12 August 2022). Courtesy David Zwirner.
Barbara Kruger infuses irony into familiar idioms and phrases to comment on an array of themes, including consumer culture, power, control, and identity.
One video work in the artist's current exhibition at David Zwirner's West 19th Street space in New York features Untitled (Your body is a battleground)—a 1989 poster Kruger created for the Women's March in Washington, in support of legal abortion.
The slogan reflects the heated contestations around women's reproductive rights in the wake of the new anti-abortion laws of the time.
With the recent overhaul of Roe v. Wade in the U.S., the arrival of Kruger's poignant works at David Zwirner is timely.