I will never stop to thinking about the work of Jenny Holzer. Whether she is using her own idiomatic texts, borrowing the words of international poets, or citing formerly classified materials containing policy debates, battle plans, Holzer works stand in between the public and private, the body politic and the body, the universal and the particular. Always timely, she provides a range of opinions, attitudes, and voices in works infused with formal beauty, sensitivity, and power.
I love how Jenny Holzer discusses her difficult relationship to writing during the installation of the exhibition Protect Protect, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Featured works included “Red Yellow Looming” (2004), “Lustmord” (2007), “Protect Protect deep purple” (2007), and “For Chicago” (2008), among others.
Selected by Ingrid Melano