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
Warhol painted more than 100 works related to Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, which some have read as complex reckoning of his homosexuality, Catholicism, and mortality in response to witnessing AIDS devastate the gay community.