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Barbara Kruger Public Service Announcements

(1996)

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Like Cindy Sherman, whose work is on view in our galleries this fall, Barbara Kruger emerged in the 1980s as one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary art. And also like Sherman, Kruger eventually expanded her text-and-still photo combinations into moving-image forms. She credits her residency in the center’s Film/Video Studio Program with that transition—“a turning point in my practice,” as she recalled.

One result of that residency was this series of live-action vignettes on the subject of empathy written and directed by the artist. Shot in various Short North locations, the five 30-second Public Service Announcements debuted on Columbus television in 1996 and were featured the following year on a public video wall project sponsored by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. (2:30 mins., 16mm transferred to video)

It's cool to be kind. Live and let live.

Public Service Announcements, image courtesy of the artist

Don't torture. Don't hate. Don't scream. Let it go.

Public Service Announcements, image courtesy of the artist

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO

Rohauer Collection Foundation

 

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM 

Institute of Museum and Library Services 

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

National Endowment for the Arts 

 

SUPPORT FOR FREE AND LOW-COST PROGRAMS

Huntington Bank

Cardinal Health Foundation

 

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

The Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

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Barbara Kruger Public Service Announcements