Promoting Creativity

Xenon for Venice, 1999, © 1999 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

Photo: Attilio Maranzano



28 September – 31 December 2017

Blenheim Art Foundation is delighted to announce Jenny Holzer at Blenheim Palace, a solo exhibition by American artist Jenny Holzer running 28 September – 31 December 2017.

Holzer is the fourth artist to take on the challenge to fill the Palace’s sumptuous eighteenth-century interiors and grounds with contemporary art. She will be creating new, site-specific work, directly addressing the Palace’s military and political history in relation to themes which have figured prominently in her practice since the 1980s: power, conflict and activism. As one of America’s most loved living artists, Holzer is provocative and outspoken, working with language to question what is presented as truth in everyday life. For nearly four decades, her work has sought out different ways of infiltrating public space and public consciousness, starting with her Truisms series, which included the much-quoted ‘Abuse of Power Comes as No Surprise’. Over the years, her words have been presented on anonymous posters around New York, carved into fine stone and shone day-bright in LED light around the world.

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Sophie von Hahn,, +44(0)20 7183 3577

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