Barbara Kruger’s exhibitions bring art into Chicago’s public spaces

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Barbara Kruger’s rendering of exhibition entryway at the Art Institute of Chicago, 2011/2020 Courtesy of Barbara Kruger and the Art Institute of Chicago
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Barbara Kruger’s rendering of exhibition entryway at the Art Institute of Chicago, 2011/2020 Courtesy of Barbara Kruger and the Art Institute of Chicago

Barbara Kruger’s exhibitions bring art into Chicago’s public spaces

Chicagoans can find conceptual artist Barbara Kruger’s pieces in the Art Institute, but the exhibition “Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You.” extends to bus stops and into the city. Kruger’s work, “Untitled (Questions), 1990/2021,” is also projected downtown through Art on theMART.

Reset talks to curator Robyn Farrell and Cynthia Noble of Art on theMART to learn more about these exhibitions and what it means to have Kruger’s work in public spaces.

GUESTS: Robyn Farrell, associate curator in the Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of Modern and Contemporary Art

Cynthia Noble, executive director of Art on theMART