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Exhibition: Jenny Holzer: Thing Indescribable

Jenny Holzer, “Memorial Bench II: Eye cut by flying glass…” 1996 (detail). Indiana Buff limestone bench, 44.1 x 182.9 x 61 cm. Text: Erlauf, 1995. Courtesy of the artist © 2019 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY/VEGAP. Photo: Erik Sumption

The Guggenheim Bilbao Museum presents a full retrospective of the work of one of the most important artists on the current scene, Jenny Holzer.

Holzer’s work revolves around language: through axiomatic, incisive texts, the artist reflects on fundamental elements of human existence such as power, violence, beliefs, memory, love, sex and death. With this exhibition and a series of installations created specifically for the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, the public can discover the ideas and arguments Holzer has worked with throughout her career.

The artist intends to involve the public through the creation of evocative spaces which provoke a reaction in the viewer, a thought or an approach to her position on controversial subjects. The exhibition presents new works, including electronic signs with automated devices, paintings and light projections.

General information

Mar 22, 2019 to Sep 9, 2019
Contemporary art, Audiovisual / multimedia


Location and contact

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

Avenida Abandoibarra 2
48001 Bilbao
Vizcaya - Bizkaia, Basque Country
Telephone  +34 944359080

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