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Tuesday, February 1, 2005
"You construct intricate rituals that allow you to touch the skin of other men." The quote appears in block print over a black-and-white photo of what looks like some 1950s fellas enjoying a wacky moment. It's our favorite Barbara Kruger image. Kruger's sharp powers of observation -- along with her slightly absurd sense of humor and serenely unapologetic feminism -- make it clear that she deserves any number of awards; tonight she accepts the 2005 McBean Distinguished Lectureship and Residency at the San Francisco Art Institute. "Your body is a battleground" is the line she's most famous for using in her art -- layered over an image of a woman's face, split down the middle, one-half printed in negative. Would that the piece, which dates from the 1980s, weren't newly relevant. Perhaps that's why it's good to hear her speak now. Kruger's lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. at the San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall, 800 Chestnut (at Jones), S.F. Admission is free; call 771-7020 or visit

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