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Jenny Holzer (Contemporary Artists (Phaidon))

Holzer, Jenny

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ISBN 10: 0714837547 / ISBN 13: 9780714837543
Verlag: Phaidon Press, 1998
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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Among America's best-known artists, Jenny Holzer examines the power of language through glowing, disembodied texts enunciated by an unstable register of personae: is this the voice of an ad-man, a stand-up comic, a torturer, an evangelist? In addition to having written many oft-quoted Truisms (such as 'Abuse of Power Comes as no Surprise'), she has found visually stunning means of conveying them -- from the anonymous posters hung in the streets of Manhattan, to electronic signs in a sports stadium, to a giant installation spiralling up the Guggenheim Museum interior. Holzer, awarded the Leone d'Oro prize for her contribution to the 1990 Venice Biennale, fuses influences ranging from advertising to Minimalism's use of industrial materials in an innovative form of public art. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0714837547

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Jenny Holzer (b.1950) is one of the most significant artists to work in the public realm since the 1980s. Starting on the streets of New York with simple fly-posters, she has gone on to disseminate her truisms, slogans, memorials and poems through a variety of media. They are enunciated by an unstable register of personae, be it ad-man, stand-up comedian, torturer, victim or evangelist. The sites for her work range from T-shirts and golf balls to dazzling electronic signboards at baseball stadiums. Her work uses language to investigate the nature of ideologies as conscious and unconscious formations about identity and experience. Her complex and poetic texts can be shocking, humorous and intriguing in content. At the same time she draws on Minimalism's use of industrial materials and deploys scale, movement and light to create art of great formal power and beauty. In the Survey, art critic and academic David Joselit surveys Holzer's changing oeuvre, from the first appearance of the streetwise Truisms in the late 1970 to her large-scale installations in museums worldwide. Joan Simon, curator of Holzer's first solo US museum exhibition, discusses with the artist her use of language and its relationship to visual form. In the Focus, Slovenian cultural theorist and philosopher Renata Salecl takes an in-depth look at Holzer's Lustmord series, which was precipitated by the events in the former Yugoslavia and boldly addresses the atrocities committed in war. For the Artist's Choice, the artist's fragmented, unexpected language is mirrored in Samuel Beckett's Ill Seen Ill Said, which the artist has chosen alongside extracts from Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti. A text by the artist on her literary influences accompanies a selection of her signature texts in the Artist's Writings section.

Über den Autor: David Joselit is Assistant Professsor of Art History at UCLA, Irvine. Formerly at Boston's ICA, where he curated numerous exhibitions on post-war art, he is a regular contributor to Artforum and Art in America. His book Infinite Regress: Marcel Duchamp, 1910-1941 was published by MIT in 1998. Joan Simon is a Paris-based, American-born writer, curator and arts administrator. She organized Jenny Holzer's first US museum exhibition and catalogue, and her books include the Bruce Nauman catalogue raisonne (1994) and Ann Hamilton (1998). Renata Salecl is a Slovenian cultural theorist and philosopher. Her many books include The Spoils of Freedom: Psychoanalysis and Feminism after the Fall of Socialism (1994) and Voice and Gaze as Love Objects (1996).

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Verlag: Phaidon Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 1998

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