Jenny Holzer: Programming

Average: 5 (1 vote)


Views: 335


Creative Commons Attribution 3.0  License Embed
Embed Options

Copy and paste the above html snippet to embed this video into your blog or web page.

Select a size:
  • Normal
    426 x 240
  • Large
    640 x 360
Art21 first featured artist Jenny Holzer in 2007
Watch the original & uncut 13 minute film online! (via Hulu)

Jump | More
Own Season 4 Today: DVD or iTunes
Jenny Holzer is featured in the Art21 episode "Protest" along with fellow artists Alfredo Jaar, An-My Lê, and Nancy Spero. The Season 4 DVD features 4 episodes, 16 artists, and is available from PBS and Amazon.

Jump | More
Light-emitting diode (LED)
Learn more about the technology that Holzer uses to create her artworks.

Jump | More
These works were filmed at the MCA Chicago's 2008-09 presentation of the exhibition PROTECT PROTECT, which traveled to the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

Jump | More
Interview with Curator Elizabeth Smith
On programming, Smith says "We are so dependent on programmers and fabricators and individuals from outside what is customarily considered 'the art world' to make sure that the pieces are right and functioning well..." Check out the two-part interview.

Jump | More
Holzer's Inflammatory Essays (1979-82) - a series of offset posters featuring the artist's own writings - are an example of early typeset works.

Jump | More
Jenny Holzer talks about the collaborative process in her New York studio, with poet and collaborator Henri Cole.

Jump | More
0 / 7

Jenny Holzer discusses the programming of her LED sculptures during the installation of the exhibition PROTECT PROTECT at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Featured works include MONUMENT (2008), Thorax (2008), Purple (2008), Blue Cross (2008), Green Purple Cross (2008), and Hand (2008), among others. The exhibition traveled to the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York in March 2009.

Whether questioning consumerist impulses, describing torture, or lamenting death and disease, Jenny Holzer’s use of language provokes a response in the viewer. While her subversive work often blends in among advertisements in public space, its arresting content violates expectations. Holzer’s texts—such as the aphorisms “abuse of power comes as no surprise” and “protect me from what I want”—have appeared on posters and condoms, and as electronic LED signs and projections of xenon light. Holzer’s recent use of text ranges from silk-screened paintings of declassified government memoranda detailing prisoner abuse, to poetry and prose in a 65-foot wide wall of light in the lobby of 7 World Trade Center, New York.

VIDEO | Producer: Wesley Miller, Nick Ravich & Kelly Shindler. Interview: Susan Sollins. Camera & Sound: George Monteleone and Alexander Stewart. Editor: Jenny Chiurco. Artwork Courtesy: Jenny Holzer. Special Thanks: MCA Chicago and Karla Loring.

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

Are you for real? Please answer this challenge to prove you're not a spam bot.