Jenny Holzer: Thing Indescribable Headlines at Guggenheim
For more than forty years, American artist Jenny Holzer has presented her astringent ideas, arguments, and sorrows in public places and international exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale, the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, and the Louvre Abu Dhabi.
From March 22 – September 9, 2019, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao will present an exhibition of Jenny Holzer, the largest to date. Curated by Petra Joos in collaboration with the artist, the show will highlight Frank Gehry's architecture through site-responsive installations. Works will include Truisms and Inflammatory Essays posters with text in five languages, cast plaques, and painted metal signs that reference Holzer's beginnings in street art, as well as engraved benches and stone sarcophagi. Drawings, objects, and ephemera from the artist's archive will complement these early works.
Curated by Petra Joos in collaboration with the artist.
Jenny Holzer Memorial Bench II: Eye cut by flying glass…, 1996 (above photo detail) Indiana Buff limestone bench 44.1 x 182.9 x 61 cm Text: Erlauf, 1995 Courtesy the artist
Website: https://projects.jennyholzer.com/ © 2019 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY / VEGAP Photo: Erik Sumption
A projection titled "For Bilbao" was projected on the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum's facade as part of the "Jenny Holzer: Thing Indescribable" exhibition on March 21. Credit: ANDER GILLENEA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images