Organized in close collaboration with the artist, Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You, I Mean Me, I Mean You will challenge the conventions of the retrospective. Kruger will recast some of her older works, reassembling them or using them as source material for new pieces. Among these are a series of videos in which she intersperses iconic montages like “I Shop Therefore I am” and “Your Body is a Battleground” with new vinyl images reflecting today’s cultural concerns. The exhibition will be presented throughout the museum’s 18,000-square-foot special exhibition space, in its Michigan Avenue-facing windows, and on the floor of its Griffin Court atrium. Pieces created for the museum’s audio guide and for other non-traditional exhibition spaces like city buses and billboards will extend the show into public spaces across the city
The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University acquired the Andy Warhol Photography Archive from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in 2014. The collection of 3,600 contact sheets and corresponding negatives represents the complete range of Warhol’s black-and-white photographic practice from 1976 until his unexpected death in 1987.