"The drink was brought to life together with the cartoon characters in 1987. May be it is wine, may be not. We are inviting you to find out yourselves. The contents have been kept secret for already 26 years now. While the ingredients remain the same, their proportions differ from time to time.
That is why you will never get bored from this drink! We can assure you that you will not be left disappointed. Share your thoughts about the taste of the drink on the web site: homer & marge.com.”
The design is inspired by the works of Pieter Mondriaan.
Barbara Kruger: In conversation with Iwona Blazwick, from Modern Art Oxford
Modern Art Oxford presents a monumental solo exhibition of new and recent work by internationally acclaimed artist, Barbara Kruger. For the opening of the exhibition, Kruger is joined in conversation with Iwona Blazwick, Director of the Whitechapel Gallery.
The exhibition will comprise a site-specific architectural wrap of Modern Art Oxford’s iconic Upper gallery, alongside an installation of classic 1980s paste-up works and a major film presentation in the John Piper Gallery.
With a career spanning over four decades, Kruger’s instantly recognizable work combines bold lettering, colours and dramatic juxtapositions of text and image, to investigate the machinations of power in popular culture today.
Through ironic appropriation of specific slogans and imagery, Kruger deploys the visual strategies of mass communication in order to challenge the often manipulative logic at work in the language of advertising, television and other media and the role of Western consumerist culture.
Publicity done right in an anti-rape campaign: double-page spread, pages glued to one another. After the reader forcefully separates them, the image above is revealed with the caption “if you have to use force, it’s rape”.