November 02, 2012


The Hirshhorn museum commissioned a long term installation by Barbara Kruger, which wraps around the museum walls, floors and escalators on the entire lower ground space.

Visitors are immersed in words that address conflicting perceptions of democracy, power, and belief. Kruger questions power structures and ideological beliefs, asking: “Who is beyond the law? Who is free to choose? Who speaks? Who is silent?”. She also explores themes of desire and consumption through a different set of phrases.

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