Jenny Holzer - Truisms

Jenny Holzer (Gallipolis (Ohio), July 29, 1950) is an American sculptor and conceptual artist. Holzer studied at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, beginning in 1968 and participated in summer courses at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. In 1970 she studied drawing and graphic arts for a year at the University of Chicago and from 1975 to 1977 she attended the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence (Rhode Island). In 1977, she went to live in New York.

Holzer participated in 1982’s Documenta 7 in Kassel, 1986’s Sonsbeek ’86 art event in Arnhem and, as the first female American artist, the 1990 Venice Biennale. She won the Golden Lion in Venice for her contribution Child Text. She was also represented with work at the Köln Skulptur 1 exhibitions of 1998/1999, 2 of 2000/2001, 3 of 2001/2003 and 4 of 2007/2009 in Cologne.

The artist later settled in Hoosick Falls, Rensselaer County, New York State.

The work is from the Travaux Public.
Under the name Travaux Publics, an exhibition of artworks in which texts play the leading role was held in Eindhoven’s public space. In the station, on a bridge or a blind wall, you can come across texts in the city in the most unexpected places. These ‘public works’, selected and realized by the Eindhoven artists’ initiative Peninsula, show what influence the environment has on a text. In addition to several representatives of ‘classic’ conceptual art, younger, lesser-known artists who take language as the starting point for their work have also been invited. How differently artists deal with texts in their work can also be seen at the accompanying exhibition in the Van Abbemuseum. On display there will be works on paper, collected in a portfolio and published as part of the project



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-Jenny Holzer


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The work is from a private collection. The owner was the editor of the Travaux Publics portfolio.