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Jenny Holzer

Jenny Holzer

by Jenny Holzer
     
 

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Jenny Holzer has been at the forefront of American art since the early 1980s, and since winning first prize at the 1990 Venice Biennale her fame has spread worldwide. This revised and expanded edition of Abrams' 1989 retrospective book on Holzer has been brought up to date to span her entire career, with additional texts, including all of the artist's writings, and

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Jenny Holzer has been at the forefront of American art since the early 1980s, and since winning first prize at the 1990 Venice Biennale her fame has spread worldwide. This revised and expanded edition of Abrams' 1989 retrospective book on Holzer has been brought up to date to span her entire career, with additional texts, including all of the artist's writings, and new color photos of recent works. 175 photos, 150 in color.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Holzer has achieved international stature and will represent the U.S. in the 1990 Biennale at Venice. She adapts mass-marketing media--printed T-shirts, billboards, LED displays--with subversive texts that challenge the authority of these media as well as the messages they transmit; the artist simulates their language and form in order to dislocate her viewers (sample statement: ``The family is living on borrowed time''). This catalogue, which accompanies an exhibit at Manhattan's Guggenheim Museum, successfully demonstrates Holzer's varied settings: color and black-and-white photographs show her words emblazoned in unlikely areas, from Times Square to baggage carousels at airports. Unfortunately, Guggenheim deputy director Waldman's artspeak essay will generate no enthusiasm from the unconverted. Similarly, her interview with Holzer is more a showcase for Waldman's expertise than a forum for the artist. ( Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783775723015
Publisher:
Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH & Co KG
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
11.10(w) x 12.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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