I¥m intersting to show the work of Jenny Holzer. “Just one thing about text it just isn’t art”, in Colomnbia BOgot·, in a exposition that is curated for a group of students.
I hope that i can be comunicated with the artist, or if the person that read this message can give to me some information i will be very happy.
This contrast between medium and message is a hallmark of Holzer’s work. It shows how good art can bring contradictory ideas or feelings into harmony, how a memorial, say, can enshrine the horrors of the past while looking forward to a brighter future.
Holzer did a web project in 1997, , where she uses the text of (aphorisms originally pasted all over Manhattan in the late 70s and since displayd on billboards, tickers, printed on condoms and so on) and lets users suggest changes or additions, though these are collected in a “” category and don’t change the authorative truisms on the front page. There’s also a section that displays some of her in ugly underlined red against changing backgrounds.
After ten minutes or so the sliding words stop. The LEDs go dark and James and I look at each other in surprise: surely they wouldn’t turn it off? They haven’t: a minute later, new words start to scroll across the long, long band. Later, reading one of James’s books about Holzer (he has several) I recognise the tiny almost-stories that come after the Truisms. They’re from , which was written and, uh, installed, I suppose might be the word, in 1986.
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Later I discover these lines are not from Truisms, but from , Holzer’s 1983 work. I suspect all her writings are displayed in this textband, one after the other, the complete works of Jenny Holzer, or rather, the complete words, displayed in one way that is not the only way in which they have been displayed.
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