Jenny Holzer at Tate Modern
There's a new exhibition in London and it's free to the public: Jenny Holzer latest show Tate displays a series of rarely seen pieces of work in combination with some pieces which have never been shown in the UK. Five rooms, one artist: one of the most notable and well known pieces is Truisms 1977–79, a series started by the artist in the late 70s consisting of anonymous one liners appearing pasted on walls around the city of Manhattan. These artworks infiltrated the public spaces later on through display of LED billboards and trucks driving around the cities of Washington DC, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Florida.
Other pieces to be recognised are Holzer's Redaction Paintings which reproduce declassified American and British documents regarding their government intervention in the Middle East - words you will easily find read will be "suppress", "seize" and "remove"; benches inscribed with Polish author Anna Świrszczyńska's striking poems where the public can sit and look up to the LED pieces They Left Me, 2018 made in regards to the recent Syrian events.
Last year Jenny Holzer spoke to Dazed:
The exhibition is open at Tate Modern until 31 July 2019.