For more than thirty years, Jenny Holzer has presented her astringent ideas, arguments, and sorrows in public places and international exhibitions, including 7 World Trade Center, the Reichstag, the Venice Biennale, the Guggenheim Museums in New York and Bilbao, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Starting in the 1970s with the New York City posters, and up to her recent light projections on landscape and architecture, her practice has rivaled ignorance and violence with humor, kindness, and courage. Holzer lives and works in New York.
On Air: Sense by Jenny HolzerSince the late 1970s, Jenny Holzer has used language and many forms of address to examine society, beliefs, and the spaces in which an individual finds herself. Sense is a reincarnation of Holzer's earliest series, Truisms (1977-79). While the texts variously scroll, unfurl, and lunge across the screen, a range of voices recites the writing. A child's voice declaims something ageless but not at all pure. A man's voice veers between the mechanized and the declarative. Viewers might lose a sense of truth, sincerity, and originality and question the validity of the statements or they might subscribe. -> Homepage of the Artist: projects.jennyholzer.com From the Sedition Selection