Barbara Kruger: 'Nobody should be surprised at Trump, Brexit or white grievance'

By Nadja Sayej

The text-based artist is back with a mobile exhibition in New York. Here the self-confessed ‘news junkie' explains why we shouldn't be shocked by recent events and why she's putting her latest work in a skatepark

New York City's Coleman Skatepark on the Lower East Side has always been grey. The oval-shaped concrete “spot” tucked under the Manhattan Bridge, is filled with rails, ledges and ramps for skateboarders to kick-flip over and grind on. But this week the park will see a change.

As part of the 17th edition of the Performa Biennial, which started on Wednesday and runs until 19 November at various venues across New York City, the skatepark will be splashed with colourful paint and political phrases written by the legendary text-based artist, Barbara Kruger.

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