Jenny Holzer, ‘Survival: Bodies lie in the bright grass…’, 1984, PinchukArtCentre

The bronze plaque with text from the Survival series (1984) ponder on the individual state of mind when confronted with acts of extreme violence.
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