Exhibition Launch: ARTIST ROOMS Jenny Holzer

5pm - 7pm

  • Venue Gallery 1
  • Price Free
  • Event type Exhibitions
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Image: Jenny Holzer BLUE PURPLE TILT 2007 © Jenny Holzer. ARS, NY and DACS, London 2024

Join us to launch our upcoming exhibition ARTIST ROOMS Jenny Holzer, in partnership with Tate and National Galleries of Scotland.

American artist Jenny Holzer uses text as her primary material. Born in 1950, she remains one of the most influential figures in contemporary art. Known for powerful, provocative installations and her creative use of electronic technology, she produces art that is impossible to ignore.

Holzer uses poetic, personal and political texts, challenging us to consider the words and messages that surround us in contemporary society. She invites us to read and interpret for ourselves, so that people might question the ‘usual baloney they are fed’ in daily life. Confronting current events and topics such as war and sexual violence in her work, Holzer is uncompromising in her search for truth and exposure of systems of power and control.

This exhibition, drawn from the ARTIST ROOMS collection, brings together examples of Holzer’s work from different points in her career. The centrepiece of the exhibition will be the towering BLUE PURPLE TILT 2007, consisting of seven double-sided vertical LED displays which is programmed with hundreds of messages from her earlier text series.

Drinks will be available throughout the night. Free for all with booking required.

ARTIST ROOMS presents the work of international artists in solo exhibitions drawn from a national touring collection jointly owned by Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. Its programme reaches audiences across the UK and is developed through local partnerships.