Untitled (We Will No Longer Be Seen and Not Heard)

  • Barbara Kruger, Untitled (We Will No Longer Be Seen and Not Heard), 1985, 9 prints, photo-offset lithograph and screenprint, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, VR.1986.50A-I

Exhibition Label
Barbara Kruger’s dramatic juxtaposition of found photographs and provocative text examines the representation of power in mass-media images. Using sign language, gesture, and words to create and contradict meaning, she employs language to question cultural stereotypes. Because of her feminist sympathies, one assumes the “we” of this message refers to women, but its meaning is less specific and encompasses all groups of people without power. Kruger came to art from a background of graphic design. Her work investigates the seemingly innocuous yet potentially insidious ways in which ideological messages infiltrate daily life by means of the mass media.

Multiplicity, 2011

Title
Untitled (We Will No Longer Be Seen and Not Heard)
Artist
Publisher
Date
1985
Location
Not on view
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Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums Description
9 prints, photo-offset lithograph and screenprint
Classifications
Object Number
VR.1986.50A-I
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