Barbara Kruger Bitte lachen / Please cry

Friday 29. April 2022 — Sunday 28. August 2022
Barbara Kruger Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin 2022

The Neue Nationalgalerie presents Barbara Kruger’s first institutional solo exhibition in Berlin. The American conceptual artist has developed a site-specific text installation for the Neue Nationalgalerie’s upper-level exhibition hall, making use of the entire space. The work seeks to engage visitors in public discussion about political and social topics. In an expansive text installation, Barbara Kruger combines her own texts with quotes by three authors ‒ George Orwell, James Baldwin and Walter Benjamin ‒ whose writings each address major political issues: the violence of totalitarian states, the mechanisms behind societal discrimination and the dangers of biased historiography. …”