Barbara Kruger, "Untitled (Hello/Goodbye)," 2014. Installation view at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
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Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology

Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology was the first large-scale exhibition to focus on the intersection of two vitally important genres of contemporary art: appropriation (taking and recasting existing images, forms, and styles from mass-media and fine art sources) and institutional critique (scrutinizing and confronting the structures and practices of our social, cultural, and political institutions). The exhibition brought together works by thirty-six American artists who came to prominence between the late 1970s and the early 1990s.

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"Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology." Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology Digital Archive. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, 2017. https://​hammer.ucla.edu/​take-it-or-leave-it/​.