Well it’s that time of year again, the January sales being promoted left right and centre reminded me of Barbara Kruger’s ironic collaboration with Selfridges to promote their New Year’s sale campaign around 10 years ago.
What I like about this piece is it’s limbo-like situation - is it art or is it just a campaign? The fact that it’s being used for a purpose in the context of a department store has a heavy influence on this.
The question of Kruger’s/Selfridge’s motivations make it uncomfortable. Of course, this is the perfect platform for Kruger’s satiric messages. But what was Selfridges trying to say? Either they were assuming their audience/consumers were in on the joke, or the joke was on them.
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