By ANIKA REED
Although not a new exhibition, the large text and bold colors in Barbara Kruger's "Belief + Doubt" exhibit at D.C.'s Hirshhorn Museum induce the same feelings in viewers as when it was first introduced to the public: doubt.
Kruger said in a Hirshhorn press release that she's "interested in introducing doubt," and the installation's open-ended questions do just that. Ranging from "Who is beyond the law?" to "Who speaks?," the questions give viewers the chance to consider their beliefs when doubt comes into play.
Kruger's career has spanned two decades and much of it focuses on interactions with language, similar to this installation's spotlight on conflictions with words about democracy, power and belief.
The installation occupies most of the Hirshhorn's lower level and is wraps the walls in text-printed vinyl.