Jenny Holzer, ‘Lustmord Table’, 1994, PinchukArtCentre
Jenny Holzer, ‘Lustmord Table’, 1994, PinchukArtCentre
Jenny Holzer, ‘Lustmord Table’, 1994, PinchukArtCentre
Jenny Holzer, ‘Lustmord Table’, 1994, PinchukArtCentre
Jenny Holzer, ‘Lustmord Table’, 1994, PinchukArtCentre
Jenny Holzer, ‘Lustmord Table’, 1994, PinchukArtCentre

Lustmord Table, (1994) by Jenny Holzer, shows a group of human bones are lying on a wooden table. Some of them carry a silver band engraved with fragments of the text Lustmord. The text itself describes a rape-killing from three different points of view: the victim, the perpetrator and the observer. The work and text were conceived in response to the atrocities during the conflict in the ex-Yugoslavia.
Courtesy of the Artist and Sprueth Magers.

About Jenny Holzer

Jenny Holzer’s truisms, such as “Abuse of power comes as no surprise” and “Protect me from what I want,” have appeared on posters, billboards, and even condoms, and as LED signs and monumental light projections. Whether questioning consumerism, describing torture, or lamenting death and disease, her use of language (sometimes mistaken for advertising when installed in public spaces) is designed to agitate and disturb. Holzer’s recent work ranges from silk-screened paintings of declassified government memos to a large-scale poetry and light installation in the lobby of 7 World Trade Center, New York. In 1990, Holzer received the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale.

American, b. 1950, Gallipolis, Ohio, based in Hoosick Falls, New York

Exhibition Highlights

2017
Zurich,
Jenny Holzer