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Episode 10: Barbara

Welcome to the ekphrastic episode, in which we respond to works by Barbara Kruger and try to figure out what ekphrasis is. Also, what’s black, white, and red all over? 10 more words


A Pretty Face

“It has been said that a pretty face is a passport. But it’s not, it’s a visa, and it runs out fast.”

-Julie Burchill

Barbara Kruger: Belief + Doubt

“Belief is tricky because left to its own devices it can court a kind of surety, an unquestioning allegiance that fears doubt and destroys difference.”

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Belief + Doubt

Belief + Doubt // Barbara Kruger // vinyl // 2012

Perhaps one of the most photographed works at the Hirshhorn Museum in D.C. is Barbara Kruger’s “Belief + Doubt.” Sprawling across the floor, walls and escalators on the museum’s bottom level are white block vinyl letters of phrases. 89 more words


How Fidel Castro and Einstein Live, or, Raining Pamphlets and Relativity

A seemingly insignificant anecdote in her notes on Nicolas Roeg’s “Insignificance” about Einstein can rain on vitality when put side by side other works. In… 266 more words


Semiotics: I saw the signs and it opened up my eyes

If someone had asked me to explain semiotics in one image. The image to the left would be it. If you have been living under a rock and haven’t come across this image which is highly unlikely. 398 more words