Jenny Holzer: Redaction Paintings

Jenny Holzer: Redaction Paintings

by Jenny Holzer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0975331787

ISBN-13: 9780975331781

Pub. Date: 02/28/2007

Publisher: Cheim & Read

This elegant clothbound monograph gathers the most recent work by the seminal language-based installation artist, Jenny Holzer. Presented to great acclaim at New York's Cheim & Read gallery this past summer, the work consists of enlarged, colorized silkscreen "paintings" of declassified and oftentimes heavily censored American military and intelligence documents that

Overview

This elegant clothbound monograph gathers the most recent work by the seminal language-based installation artist, Jenny Holzer. Presented to great acclaim at New York's Cheim & Read gallery this past summer, the work consists of enlarged, colorized silkscreen "paintings" of declassified and oftentimes heavily censored American military and intelligence documents that have recently been made available to the public through the Freedom of Information Act. Beautiful in their own right, the works are also haunting reminders of what really goes on behind the scenes in the American military/political power system. Documents address counter-terrorism, prisoner abuse, and even the threat of Osama Bin Laden. Some of the documents are almost completely inked out, like Colin Powell's memo on Defense Intelligence Agency reorganization. Others are spotty enough to allow readers to try to fill in the blanks. As Roberta Smith wrote in the New York Times, these are "the hardest-hitting, least hypothetical texts of Holzer's career."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780975331781
Publisher:
Cheim & Read
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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