Jenny Holzer, ‘Selection from Truisms: Raise boys and girls... Text: Truisms, 1977-79’, 2015, Sprüth Magers

Series: Truisms

'ARE YOU ALIVE?', Ibiza Art Projects and Lune Rouge, Ibiza, June 22 - December 17, 2016

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

Group Shows

2018
The Museum Show: Works that were exhibited, owned, sold by - or about - museums (including the gift shops!!!)
2016
New York,
Artworks
2015
Copenhagen V,
2015
Lisa Cooley, 
New York,
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