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Jenny Holzer Hits Her Mark in a Major, Largely Unnoticed Retrospective Related Press Jenny Holzer Hits Her Mark in a Major, Largely Unnoticed Retrospective 29 August 2019, Hyperallergic

BILBAO, Spain — One of the strangest things about this exhibition is how invisible it is beyond Bilbao. How does it happen that a major artist like Jenny Holzer gets a major retrospective — the largest survey of her work to date — at a major museum like the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao but no catalogue is produced, and there is...

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Jenny Holzer’s piercing beacons of truth light up Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Related Press Jenny Holzer’s piercing beacons of truth light up Guggenheim Museum Bilbao 29 March 2019, Wallpaper*

Jenny Holzer was 26 when she arrived in New York. The freshman art student at the Whitney Museum had grown up in Gallipolis, Ohio, a sleepy town in America's Midwest, and had spent her early twenties jumping from place to place in search of her artistic identity. She started out as an abstract expressionist. Then she tried to capture the human...

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Connecting the Dots in the Met Breuer’s Show About Conspiracy Theories Related Press Connecting the Dots in the Met Breuer’s Show About Conspiracy Theories 15 October 2018, Hyperallergic

It will likely take me months to digest all the lessons I've learned from The Met Breuer's newest exhibition, Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy, so it's a good thing that the show stays open through January.

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San Francisco’s New Transit Center Features Public Art by Jenny Holzer, Julie Chang, and Ned Kahn Related Press San Francisco’s New Transit Center Features Public Art by Jenny Holzer, Julie Chang, and Ned Kahn 7 August 2018, Hyperallergic

With their lobbying efforts beginning in 2006, the San Francisco Arts Commission convinced the intergovernmental agency developing the center to commit $4.75 million to on-site public art. Ranging from designed floors to interactive fountains, this funding supported work by James Carpenter, Julie Chang, Jenny Holzer, and Ned Kahn. These works are...

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MASS MoCA: It’s a Site for All Eyes Related Press MASS MoCA: It’s a Site for All Eyes 15 June 2017, The New York Times

MASS MoCA, the vast, multibuilding museum of contemporary art here, is a weird and wonderful place. For one, the dominance of brick walls, wood floors, big windows and frequent columns of its repurposed 19th-century factory buildings is the apotheosis of SoHo, whose small-industry loft spaces were taken over by commercial art galleries in the...

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A Museum Where Giant Art Has Room to Breathe Related Press A Museum Where Giant Art Has Room to Breathe 26 May 2017, The New York Times

The master plan for MASS MoCA in 1986 was a wildly ambitious dream: to simultaneously rehabilitate all 28 buildings of a shuttered 19th-century factory in this depressed Berkshire County town for the long-term display of monumental art installations.

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Protest art pervades Frieze: works confront Aids, poverty–and, yes, Trump Related Press Protest art pervades Frieze: works confront Aids, poverty–and, yes, Trump 6 May 2017, The Art Newspaper

When Isaac Julien made the film Looking for Langston in 1989, the Aids crisis was at its nadir. By the end of that year, 27,408 people had died from Aids-related illnesses, including several of the film's actors. Julien's large-scale photograph on Victoria Miro's stand is part of a series derived from the film, which is a tribute to Langston...

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Small but perfectly formed, Art Brussels is packing a big punch Related Press Small but perfectly formed, Art Brussels is packing a big punch 24 April 2017, Wallpaper*

There’s nary an Anish Kapoor to be found at the 35th edition of Art Brussels. It’s an unusual observation for such an established fixture on the art fair calendar – but Art Brussels has proven itself to be no ordinary fair. With only a handful of blue-chip galleries present, Art Brussels has carved out a role as one of Europe’s leading discovery...

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Preview: Art Brussels Related Press Preview: Art Brussels 19 April 2017, Elephant

'Art Brussels believes in galleries that support their artists throughout their evolution... We are definitely not interested in showing work in a supermarket-like style.' We speak with Anne Vierstraete, Managing Director of Art Brussels, as the fair nears its thirty-fifth edition.

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Turns out the American Dream is more of a nightmare Related Press Turns out the American Dream is more of a nightmare 23 March 2017, Apollo Magazine

The entrance hall to the Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery at the British Museum is blood-red, and covered in Andy Warhol's psychedelic screenprints of Marilyn Monroe's face. It's a punchy start to the exhibition, The American Dream: Pop to the Present.

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US artist Jenny Holzer chosen for Blenheim Palace installations Related Press US artist Jenny Holzer chosen for Blenheim Palace installations 8 March 2017, The Guardian

The American artist Jenny Holzer, known for challenging texts imposed on urban settings, has been chosen as the next contemporary artist to tackle one of the most privileged spaces in the UK, the baroque splendour of Blenheim Palace.

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Creature Discomfort: Art in the Cycle of History Related Press Creature Discomfort: Art in the Cycle of History 2 March 2017, Hyperallergic

Creature, a thematic exhibition at The Broad, is one of those shows, like the recently opened Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work at the New Museum in New York, whose meanings and context have been jolted, scrambled, and reloaded by the resistible rise of Donald J. Trump. As it so happens, Creature opened on November 5th, the Saturday...

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Jenny Holzer creates Walt Whitman poetry piece for New York AIDS memorial Related Press Jenny Holzer creates Walt Whitman poetry piece for New York AIDS memorial 15 December 2016, The Art Newspaper

The New York City AIDS Memorial, incorporating a text piece by the American artist Jenny Holzer, has been officially unveiled in the West Village and is expected to open to the public by the end of December. The landmark—commemorating men, women and children who lost their lives to AIDS—is located near the former St Vincent’s...

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Jenny Holzer & Mapplethorpe works go on show in a hospital Related Press Jenny Holzer & Mapplethorpe works go on show in a hospital 17 October 2016, Dazed Digital

An immersive, site-specific exhibition titled Human Condition is currently taking up residency at a former hospital in West Adams, Los Angeles – once known as Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center. Opening in 1971, it was the first Black-owned hospital in the California city, running until the neighbourhood’s decline and revelations...

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Observing 'In Silence' Related Press Observing 'In Silence' 30 August 2016, RanDian

Every year, for a single day, the island of Bali grinds to a halt. No planes thunder overhead, and its bustling beaches lie empty. The streets are deserted, and Bali’s residents are all indoors, meditating or even fasting. The following day, the new year is celebrated and Bali thrums with energy once more. This single, silent day, Nyepi, has...

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A celebration of women who made it to the top of the art world Related Press A celebration of women who made it to the top of the art world 19 August 2016, Hyperallergic

The current show at Sprüth Magers gallery, Eau de Cologn e, has a title that might seem like a play on the words (that’s what I initially thought), but it is actually quite straightforwardly unironic. It is simply the name of the art magazine published by Monika Sprüth between 1985 and 1989 that presented interviews with and essays about...

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'The last taboo is the penis': John Cheim on 'The Female Gaze, Part II: Women Looking at Men' at Cheim & Read Related Press 'The last taboo is the penis': John Cheim on 'The Female Gaze, Part II: Women Looking at Men' at Cheim & Read 10 August 2016, ARTNews

The Female Gaze, Part II: Women Looking at Men,  a group show that runs at Cheim & Read through September 2, is as ambitious in scope as it is in ideology, showcasing work by a wide range of artists–including Tracey Emin, Alice Neel, Diane Arbus, and Jenny Holzer–who have applied a nontraditional lens to viewing and depicting...

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What do women see: 'The Female Gaze' Related Press What do women see: 'The Female Gaze' 5 August 2016, Whitewall

Currently on display at Cheim & Read is a look at men from the perspective of 32 female artists. The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men  is the second half of a two-part exhibition at the Chelsea gallery. The first debuted in 2009 titled Women Look At Women.  This latest exhibition offers multiple portrayals of men...

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'The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men' at Cheim & Read, New York Related Press 'The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men' at Cheim & Read, New York 28 July 2016, Artforum

In a curatorial move akin to a Sadie Hawkins dance, this exhibition asks women to flex their female gaze and depict men. Thirty-two artists present varying perspectives on the male form—from neutral, detached portraits to ones steeped in obvious desire.

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Women, art and inequality in the gallery world: Sprüth Magers exhibition fuels an old debate Related Press Women, art and inequality in the gallery world: Sprüth Magers exhibition fuels an old debate 29 June 2016, The Los Angeles Times

The women are back — and they have something to say.   German feminists Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers, whose Sprüth Magers gallery expanded to Los Angeles in February, are revisiting the exhibition Eau de Cologne starting Tuesday in the Mid-Wilshire space. The five-woman show debuted in ’85 at Monika Sprüth...

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Jenny Holzer's unexpected new canvas: The boulders of Ibiza Related Press Jenny Holzer's unexpected new canvas: The boulders of Ibiza 22 June 2016, The New York Times

One wouldn’t normally imagine Jenny Holzer hanging around Ibiza — but the prolific, text-based artist made multiple trips there in the late ’90s, during and after installing a show in the Guggenheim Bilbao. “I fixed on the island although — or because — I was post-disco by the time I arrived,” she tells T...

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'No Longer, Not Yet' at Minsheng Art Museum in Shanghai Related Press 'No Longer, Not Yet' at Minsheng Art Museum in Shanghai 27 December 2015, Flash Art

In Cao Fei’s installation Rumba 2 —one of the eight rooms in the exhibition No Longer, Not Yet —toy chickens ride Roombas. The robotic vacuum cleaners roam sloping floors, cleaning the fibers of a carpet created from a print used in Gucci’s autumn/winter 2015 collection. As young Chinese seek to establish themselves...

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Sharjah’s 'Light Show' sees light in a different dimension Related Press Sharjah’s 'Light Show' sees light in a different dimension 24 September 2015, The National

A world-class art exhibition, spanning five decades of works, is an illuminating experience for visitors in Sharjah. Light Show, at Sharjah Art Foundation which runs until December 5, presents light used in sculptures, as installation, as pure colour and even as optical illusion. Light Show is a travelling exhibition that began in...

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At the New York Botanical Garden, Jenny Holzer Channels Frida Kahlo Related Press At the New York Botanical Garden, Jenny Holzer Channels Frida Kahlo 15 June 2015, New York Times

“I’m getting a free drink for using other people’s writing!” marveled the artist Jenny Holzer earlier this week, ahead of a dinner last night at the New York Botanical Garden. The occasion served a double purpose for the artist, who was honored by the Poetry Society of America and also premiered a new program of text...

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Moving Light, Roving Sight Related Press Moving Light, Roving Sight 14 February 2015, Artasia Pacific

Ikkan Art Gallery is one of the few venues in Singapore to serve up a consistently fascinating brew of video and new-media art. Ikkan’s most recent exhibition, Moving Light, Roving Sight, features a canny mix of contemporary Japanese artists and collectives, whose works are juxtaposed with older pieces by Western media artists. The latter...

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Jenny Holzer Related Press Jenny Holzer 9 February 2015, Dazed digital

“I was born in Ohio at Holzer Hospital, oddly enough. My father was an athlete and an unsuccessful car dealer, my mother a horserider. I drew madly and happily until I was five or six years old, but in my teenage years I tried to become normal. It was only when I was in my 20s, I realised ‘being normal’ was out of reach (and that...

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Words With Force Related Press Words With Force 16 December 2014, Yang Fen for The Global Times / 7 December 2014

An ongoing group exhibition at Pearl Lam Galleries, entitled Words Tend to be Inadequate, features paintings, collages, photos, LED signs, installations and a video projection by eight well-known Chinese and foreign artists. The exhibition aims to explore how text can be used in visual arts to communicate ideas and inner feelings.

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Sprüth Magers At Art Basel In Miami Beach 2014 Related Press Sprüth Magers At Art Basel In Miami Beach 2014

Ocula's photographer Charles Roussel visited the Sprüth Magers booth (L16) at Art Basel in Miami BEACH. They brought works to the fair by Bernd & Hilla Becher, Andreas Gursky, Rosemarie Trockel, Michail Pirellis, Jenny Holzer, George Condo and Thomas Demand.

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Art Basel Hong Kong on the Verge (Part 2) Related Press Art Basel Hong Kong on the Verge (Part 2) 21 May 2014, Hyperallergic

HONG KONG — On the first day of Art Basel Hong Kong 2014, Pearl Lam Galleries (Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore) reported strong sales of new LED works in Chinese by the artist Jenny Holzer in the range of US$180,000–300,000. White Cube (London, Hong Kong, São Paul HONG KONG — On the first day of Art Basel Hong Kong 2014, Pearl Lam...

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