Untitled (look like us, talk like us, think like us, pray like us, love like us), 2019
ABOUT THE WORK
Barbara Kruger’s first outdoor commission in the UK for over 15 years occupies a large site in Walthamstow Town Square. The work is an example of Kruger’s renowned conceptual practice questioning viewers about consumerism, individual autonomy, desire and power.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Barbara Kruger is known for her combination of type and still, as well as moving image that conveys a direct cultural critique. Her work often examines stereotype and the behaviours of consumerism as well as less obvious mechanisms of power that operate within contemporary society. Often displayed in public spaces, her images have appeared on billboards, buses, cards, posters, in public parks and train station platforms, occupying the commercial spaces she critiques in the work.
ABOUT THE VENUE
Town Square is situated between Walthamstow tube station, the central bus station, the Mall and the market and as a hub it is used by traders, festivals and protesters alike.