Shopping for an Art Experience

Barbara Kruger’s massive retrospective, Thinking of You, I Mean Me, I Mean You, was truly impressive, though I’m not sure if it’s as brilliant as it first seems in the final analysis. It’s a clever commentary on contemporary, surveillance capitalism, social media and much else that ails contemporary society. But, as the pictures above, of people capturing images of it on their phones may suggest, it’s not clear that it’s having the desired effect on viewers.

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Image and Icon

When viewed at a distance, unfortunately difficult to do in the long hallway where this was displayed – but the long view below will give some idea, this image by Karel Martens gives an impression of a skyscape with fluffy cumulus clouds, but it is made up of these little glyphs, like in a half-tone printed image.