Serpentine and Outernet Arts continue an innovative partnership presenting the digital artwork Silent Writings (2009/2024) by American artist Barbara Kruger, which explores how we communicate and connect with global events and with each other.

Press Preview: Monday 4 March, 18:00 – 21:00
The Now Building, Centre Point, London, WC2H 8LH
Please RSVP to [email protected]

The Now Building, Centre Point, London, WC2H 8LH
4 March — 22 April, 2024
Every Monday, 18:00 — 21:00

The piece weaves images and words to engage issues of control, power and dominance. Kruger incorporates her own words alongside quotes from writers and philosophers including Aimé Césaire, Goethe, Thomas Mann and Mary Therese McCarthy. These quotes touch on themes of violence, political modes of operation and spectatorship. Kruger manipulates selected words, enlarging or removing them to highlight their meanings and to create new ones. Opposing terms like contact/isolation, order/horror, stupid/clever become fluid and interchangeable.

Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You.
On view until 17 March 2024

Barbara Kruger’s first solo institutional show in London in over 20 years features a unique selection of installations, moving image works, and multiple soundscapes installed across the Serpentine building, bookshop, and outside banners. The exhibition remains on view until 17th March 2024.



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