The Subversive Pleasure of Jenny Holzer’s Truisms

The Subversive Pleasure of Jenny Holzer’s Truisms

Jenny Holzer Artist Rooms The Mac Birmingham

BLUE PURPLE TILT 2007 © 2018 Jenny Holzer, member/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Tate/National Galleries of Scotland There is something limitless about Jenny Holzer’s Truisms series. These works spring from a pool of around 300 statements of “truth” or cliche (originally conceived between 1977-79, when the US artist was an independent student in her twenties), yet their reach feels genuinely expansive.

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