Provide a comparative analysis of these artworks
AND answer the questions that follow:
Barbara Kruger, Untitled (When I hear the word culture I take out my checkbook)
(1985, American Conceptual Art/Collage, gelatin silver photograph prints in artist’s frames)
– COMPARED / CONTRASTED TO… –
Carrie Mae Weems, selection from From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried
(1995-1996, American Contemporary, 33 toned prints)
– QUESTIONS –
- In what ways are these works formally similar and/or different from each other?
- In what ways are these works conceptually similar and/or different from each other?
- How are Kruger and Weems critiquing American history and popular culture through their artworks? Specifically, what ideas and new ways of seeing/understanding American history and culture are they presenting in their works?