Date: 21 April – 25 September 2005
Space: Gallery 4
This exhibition featured an installation commissioned from Barbara Kruger by GoMA on the issue of violence against and abuse of women.
This exhibition was part of the Rule of Thumb programme and was the first exhibition of Kruger’s work in Scotland. Kruger utilised the walls, floor, columns and skylight windows of the gallery using trademark text and image work to ‘speak’ directly to perpetrators, victims and survivors of abuse. Scottish and UK press articles relating to the subject gave Kruger insight into local issues and she chose to incorporate these directly into her installation. The exhibition was complemented by a specially commissioned billboard exhibited for one month at Glasgow Central Station and her video installation, Twelve, at Tramway.
Artists: Barbara Kruger
• ‘Spelling her opposition out in bold type’, The Scotsman, 12 April 2005
• Studio international, ‘Barbara Kruger’, 13 May 2005
• MAP Magazine
For more images of the exhibition visit the Flickr Album
More information about these projects, the exhibition and the Rule of Thumb: Contemporary Art and Human Rights programme can be found in the publication – available for purchase from Waterstones
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