The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles has reinstalled a Barbara Kruger mural "Untitled (Questions)." The piece was first unveiled in 1990 and aimed to provoke civic discourse towards democratic institutions and the government.
It reads: “WHO IS BEYOND THE LAW? WHO IS BOUGHT AND SOLD? WHO IS FREE TO CHOOSE? WHO DOES TIME? WHO FOLLOWS ORDERS? WHO SALUTES LONGEST? WHO PRAYS LOUDEST? WHO DIES FIRST? WHO LAUGHS LAST?”
Krugers bold-face text message is plastered across a nearly three-story-tall wall on the side of the MOCA building.
The MOCA LA posted on their Instagram:
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𝘞𝘏𝘖 𝘐𝘚 𝘉𝘌𝘠𝘖𝘕𝘋 𝘛𝘏𝘌 𝘓𝘈𝘞? . MOCA is thrilled to announce that #BarbaraKruger’s work Untitled (Questions) is being installed on the north facing wall of MOCA Geffen! In connection with the work, a series of voter registration efforts will be anchored by the artwork in advance of the 2018 midterms, as well as the 2020 general election. October 22 is the last day to register online to vote in California–click the link in our bio to see the deadline to register in your state, and whether you can do so electronically. And check out our❓highlighted story to read an exclusive interview with Kruger by @cmonstah in the @LATimes. . The work includes nine questions such as “Who is beyond the law?”, “Who is bought and sold?”, and “Who is free to choose?” The artwork uses these questions to point to issues of patriotism, civic engagement, and power relations. The work will remain on view through November of 2020. This installation is the first public facing project since the appointment of @KlausBiesenbach as MOCA’s new director and reflects his commitment to the museum’s active engagement in civic dialogue, democratic participation, and community activation. . [Photo courtesy of Troyese Robinson]