Jenny Holzer (1950) Selections from 'The survival series', 1983. Led sign, red diode (electronic text on cybernetic data products) 13,8 x 77,6 x 12,7 cm KM 116.785 Film and video 20th century Language. The medium of American artist Jenny Holzer is language, in the form of a series of short statements, which she often presents on LED signs.
Holzer sought to explore the language-image dialectic in an evocative and dynamic socially conscious new art that arguably reached maximum expression in her series from 1979-82, Inflammatory Essays. As the title suggests, Holzer’s Inflammatory Essays were meant to shock, agitate, and ultimately inspire the once passive viewer to become an active questioner.
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Jenny Holzer - Inflammatory Essays. ive noticed these pieces making the rounds again lately so i thought u might wanna see pics of the installation last year at the tate! the essays were plastered on the wall by the staircase and it was incredible.
Jenny Holzer’s concise, often enigmatic, writings infiltrate public life and consciousness through everyday objects such as T-shirts, posters, LED signs, and benches, as well as paintings and sculpture. A cross section of these objects is included in Holzer’s new installation, which spans the artist’s career, incorporating ephemera, painted metal signs, posters and drawings.
Jenny Holzer, American installation and conceptual artist who utilized original and borrowed text to create works that explored and questioned contemporary issues. She is best known for her flashing electronic LED sign sculptures that display carefully composed yet fleeting phrases that act as.
Jenny Holzer is a Conceptual artist best known for her text-based public art projects. Holzer's work speaks of violence, oppression, sexuality, feminism, power, war and death. Throughout the years, Holzer has employed a variety of media, from a T-shirt to a plaque to an LED sign.
Jenny Holzer Inflammatory Essays, ca 1990, SIGNED suite of 12 offset lithographs on multicolored wove paper 10h x 10w in JH021. Description. Holzer's Inflammatory Essays date back to the 1970s when she began pasting them throughout public spaces in New York City as a way to incite people. Written with a specific format of exactly 100 words in.
ART21: Do you ever use texts written in the first person? HOLZER: Often, I’ll use the first person in my work. I will assume that voice. Or I will represent many people in the first person. There are lots of I’s and You’s in the Inflammatory Essays, but they’re not me. They’re many different voices on a host of unmentionable subjects.
Other works by Holzer include Inflammatory Essays (1979-82), in which she brought texts inspired by Emma Goldman, Rosa Luxemberg, Hitler and Mao to the streets. The Living series (1980-82) was.