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Starting the blog: ‘After Barbara Kruger’ @ Meine Haus, Winter 2011

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To start, this is my tribute to Barbara Kruger, the American collage artist famous for her layered photographs and the artist used also in the header of this blog.

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This artist exposes theories about the sociocultural life in her country specifically, and analyzes the role of the media.

From Foucault, Kruger extracts that a person’s identity is constructed by social forces, ie one individual social relation with respect to the other. Also, thanks to Barthes, she realized that the “power” is exercised through language.

The mix of text and photography, are symbols of negative and positive conceptions in the messages posted.