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Remote Control : Power, Cultures, and the World of Appearances - Barbara Kruger

Remote Control

Power, Cultures, and the World of Appearances

Paperback Published: 25th July 1994
ISBN: 9780262611060
Number Of Pages: 260
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Who speaks? Who is silent? Who is seen? Who is absent? These questions focus on how cultures are constructed through pictures and words, how we are seduced into a world of appearances: into a pose of who we are and aren't. On both an emotional and an economic level, images and texts have the power to make us rich or poor. In these essays and reviews, written over the last decade, Barbara Kruger addresses that power with intelligence and wit, in the hope of engaging both our criticality and our dreams of affirmation.Barbara Kruger is an artist whose pictures and words engage issues of power, sex, money, difference, and death. Her work has appeared throughout America, Europe, and Japan in galleries, newspapers, magazines, and museums and on billboards, matchbooks, TV programs, t-shirts, postcards, and shopping bags. She has written about television, film, and cultures for Artforum, Esquire, the New York Times, and the Village Voice.

Industry Reviews

"A feast of insight into gender, sex, and contemporary culture,staged as sneak attacks filled with devastating grace, acuity, andwit." Carole S. Vance, Columbia University "As a visual artist, Barbara Kruger has led the way in challengingthe separation of public and private life. In Remote Control,she is a talking viewer with a hit-and-run attitude. Her vividcommentary on TV and film will galvanize even the most jaded withits social clarity and its savvy sense of cultural justice." Andrew Ross, Director, American Studies Program, New York University

ISBN: 9780262611060
ISBN-10: 0262611066
Series: Writing Art
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 25th July 1994
Publisher: AMITY PUB CO
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.49  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.36