Jenny holzer is a conceptual artist best known for her text-based public art projects. Holzers 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.
Inspired designs on t-shirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours.
Over the years holzer developed longer texts, such as the inflammatory essays (197982), a series of texts of one hundred words each, written in a more caustic and aggressive language than the earlier work. Printed on coloured paper, they create a very visual discursive mosaic. As the title suggests, they are inflammatory essays on intolerance, violence, rampant consumerism, the.
Jenny holzer inflammatory essays in her mid-twenties, jenny holzer joined the whitney museum of american arts independent study program. She soon found herself inspired by the schools assigned reading list, which included speeches by mao zedong, vladimir lenin, emma goldman, adolf hitler, and leon trotsky, among others.
jenny holzer inflammatory essays, 19791981, oracle, berlin, 2017 the reaction of the public motivated by the need to include discernible content in her work rather than abstract content, holzer started placing words in her pieces typically in the form of scraps of newspapers, as well as book and magazine clippings.
High quality jenny holzer inspired t-shirts by independent artists and designers from around the world. All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours.
In 1977 holzer created truisms, her first all-text compositions. She typed one-liners, had them printed commercially, and pasted them up as posters on the street. Later, holzer placed her words on such familiar, ubiquitous objects as led signs, t-shirts, and stickers.
Solid color t-shirts are 100 cotton heather grey is 90 cotton, 10 polyester charcoal heather is 52 cotton, 48 polyester 4.
Jenny holzer (born july 29, 1950) is an american neo-conceptual artist, based in hoosick falls, new york. The main focus of her work is the delivery of words and ideas in public spaces. The main focus of her work is the delivery of words and ideas in public spaces.
One thing that changed when i moved upstate was that i became interested in different materials. I started making the stone benches because i was seeing rocks.
Im always trying to bring unusual content to a different audience - a non-art-world audience.
When my daughter was young, she thought all electronic signs were mine.
She moved to manhattan in 1976, joined the whitney museums independent study program and began her first work with language, installation and public art.
In late 1980, holzers mail art and street leaflets were included in the exhibition social strategies by women artists at londons institute of contemporary arts, curated by lucy lippard.
The medium of modern computer systems became an important component in holzers work in 1982, when the artist installed her first large electronic sign on the spectacolor board in new yorks.
Jenny holzer written by jenny holzer was first published in 2006.
In february 2017 she was also in the palm springs popup exhibition at ikon, ltd. , in santa monica alongside artists such as richard prince, ellsworth kelly, and bruce nauman.
In 2018, holzer had the exhibition artist rooms jenny holzer at tate modern in london.