Truisms And Inflammatory Essays By Jenny Holzer Art.
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Jenny Holzer came of age during the early years of the HIV crisis. The artist, who turns 70 today, (29 July), first made her name with her text works, Inflammatory Essays and Truism, which appeared on posters, t-shirts and even condom packets, throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Jenny Holzer is a Conceptual artist best known for her text-based public art projects. Holzer's work speaks of violence, oppression, sexuality, feminism, power, war and death. Throughout the years, Holzer has employed a variety of media, from a T-shirt to a plaque to an LED sign.
About the author (1983) Jenny Holzer was born in 1950 in Gallipolis, Ohio. She first came to prominence in New York in the late 70s and early 80s. Among other awards she has received, Holzer in.
Jenny Holzer was born in 1950 in Gallipolis, Ohio and received a B.F.A. from Ohio University in 1972 and an M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1977. Her works have appeared anonymously in public places throughout Manhattan and in art galleries and museums internationally.
Hugo Hess Jenny Holzer is an American conceptual and installation artist who became widely known because of her Truisms series of short aphorisms. In her insightful art consisting of brief punchlines, Holzer uses the rhetoric and vocabulary of modern information systems and she addresses the latent politics found in these systems.
Some of her most iconic and provocative Truisms read, “Abuse of Power Comes as No Surprise” and “Men Don’t Protect You Anymore.” Her Truisms morphed into Inflammatory Essays (1977-82) and also influenced a 1981 Living series—that addressed the necessities of daily life: eating, breathing, sleeping and human relationships.