Author(s): Barbara Kruger
On both an emotional and an economic level, images and texts have the power to make us rich or poor. The essays and reviews in this text address that power, in the hope of engaging both our criticality and our dreams of affirmation.
"A feast of insight into gender, sex, and contemporary culture, staged as sneak attacks filled with devastating grace, acuity, and wit." --Carole S. Vance, Columbia University "As a visual artist, Barbara Kruger has led the way in challenging the separation of public and private life. In Remote Control, she is a talking viewer with a hit-and-run attitude. Her vivid commentary on TV and film will galvanize even the most jaded with its social clarity and its savvy sense of cultural justice." --Andrew Ross, Director, American Studies Program, New York University