Sunday, July 5, 2020

Belief Plus Doubt

When museums open again, I have many artworks to revisit. At the Hirshhorn Museum, a ride down the elevator to the lower level will leave me surrounded by gigantic letters on every surface. For years, Barbara Kruger's art has included words. Her collages have given way to installations of statements and questions. And you could say, at least one arithmetic question. It seems especially pertinent at this moment: Belief plus Doubt equals Sanity.