Highly regarded American conceptual artist Barbara Kruger has released her latest piece of work – in the form of this re-working of the London Subway map. Kruger, who has seen her most popular works come through her use of language again uses this method, by implementing emotions in place of station names. Kruger’s most famous piece which used the phrase “I Shop Therefore I Am” took a satirical standpoint against consumerism, much in the same way as this piece does, by looking at the emotions associated with materialism in the heart of London. Although she is not the first artist to use this template for pieces of work, Kruger’s attempt can be seen as a re-vitalisation of emtional struggle and conflict within contemporary society.
Barbara Kruger – Pocket London Underground Map Cover
May 25th 2010