Jenny Holzer






Jenny Holzer is an American Neo-Conceptualist artist who is famous for her use of truisms and sayings within public spaces. I’m particularly drawn to her light projections that utilise well-known public buildings as the canvas for the exploration of private commentary that I imagine best belongs within the personal domain of the lovers’ bed. These particular projections seem to highlight how even our most intimate moments are mediated by public experience and how our notions of love, desire and privacy are determined by the wider environments of culture and society. There is something so incredibly touching about seeing the large letters of a statement such as “you are my own” splashed across a building. It is both intimate and political, just like her artwork.

To see more of her projections, click here.

Post by guest blogger: Hila Shachar

6 comments:

Tiffany said...

Ohmygosh. Thank you for posting this. I've had a magazine tear-out on my bulletin for years and years of the one that reads I Smell You On My Clothes. Never knew who the artist was. Too cool.

hila said...

glad to be of help :)

Eloise said...

Thanks for sharing this! I loved it so much I had to blog about it as well on Curiouser and Curiouser. Thanks for the inspiration!
http://www.curiouser-n-curiouser.org/2010/09/jenny-holzer.html

hila said...

my pleasure!

Sundari said...

I forgot all about Holzer. Her work is great! I don't think I could work with words on that scale, I would get too bogged down by worrying what to say!

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