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Artist of the moment……Jenny Holzer

Jenny Holzer is an artist born in Gallipolis, Ohio that is world renown for stating her ideas and thoughts about feminism and politics though visually stimulating text. At first the artist used the popular poster as a way to express her ideas. As with anything else technology came along and now she has a very unique way of organizing her displays.

A link to the website of Jenny Holzer: http://projects.jennyholzer.com/

For her collegiate studies Holzer attended the Rhode Island School of Design.

She has a  very high business IQ with many mediums stating her ideas from plaques, digital signs, LED signs, stone benches, footstools, stickers, t shirts, and paintings.  One very cool object the artist got to design was a Le Mans racing car. I have showcased other artists like Warhol and Lichtenstein who also did the same thing. Below is Jenny Holzer’s BMW!

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In this clip from Art21, the series done by public television often recommended here, we listen a brief interview featuring Jenny Holzer.

A brief montage of works by Jenny Holzer.

And now we visit a show at the Tate in Liverpool, England.

Another genre explored by Holzer is that of the past wars of the United States in the Middle East. Yet another artist that chose to use maps as part of her work. This makes three artists in just a few days of writing. Holzer found documents and maps of Baghdad and how to invade Iraq. She also used information from the National Security Archive to bring a personal side to her art by taking actual words from interrogations and even confessions.

Jenny Holzer has helped to produce seven books!

You probably have seen the artists work if you have been to big cities like New York and even Oslo, Norway. I think of her as Ms. Las Vegas for her clever way of mixing text, to me all of her work looks like an advertisement, which is exactly what the culture contains at the moment.

Jenny Holzer was the first woman ever to represent the United States in the Venice, Biennale in 1990.

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