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Jenny Holzer

Catalogue of the 2009 exhibition

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Jenny Holzer writes it high

Covering works from 1990 up to the present, the catalogue offers a comprehensive overview of Jenny Holzer’s distinctive oeuvre. In this detailed monograph, fans of the American artist can follow the different phases of her career and the creation of her most important works.

For over 30 years, the written word has formed the nucleus of the work of installation artist Jenny Holzer (*1950 in Gallipolis, Ohio). The messages she communicates range from hackneyed phrases and truisms (aphorisms) to highly personal statements about the grim realities of our society. Her texts unfold their political potential and formal beauty on T-shirts and park benches and in posters, LED displays, scrolling bands of text and light projections.

An interview with Jenny Holzer, conducted by Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, and essays by Joan Simon and Elizabeth A.T. Smith make the catalogue an ideal point of entry into the works of this contemporary female artist, and place her oeuvre in its art historical context.

This catalogue was produced in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

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Details The catalogue comprises approx. 135 pages with 106 illustrations, including 94 in full color
Edition Hardback with dust jacket
Language English or German