Jenny Holzer, ‘Under a Rock’, 1986, PinchukArtCentre
Jenny Holzer, ‘Under a Rock’, 1986, PinchukArtCentre
Jenny Holzer, ‘Under a Rock’, 1986, PinchukArtCentre
Jenny Holzer, ‘Under a Rock’, 1986, PinchukArtCentre
Jenny Holzer, ‘Under a Rock’, 1986, PinchukArtCentre

The work and text were conceived in response to the atrocities during the conflict in the ex-Yugoslavia. The act of killing itself and the use of violence as a political tool is central to the work.
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