Jenny Holzer Lights Up Rockefeller Center in Tribute to PEN America’s 100 Years Defending Free Expression

 

 

 

Speech Itself by Jenny Holzer at Rockefeller Center courtesy Rockefeller Center

On five nights in September, the renowned artist Jenny Holzer will celebrate PEN America’s century-long defense of the written word and the fundamental rights that make free expression possible with a powerful new series of light projections that will illuminate three buildings in Manhattan’s iconic Rockefeller Center.

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Hauser & Wirth to Exhibit Works by Artist Jenny Holzer in September, 2022

 

 

 

Image: Jenny Holzer, keyhole of history, 2022 (detail), 24k gold and moon gold leaf and oil on linen, 58 x 44 in. / 147.3 x 111.8 cm, Text: US government document © 2022 Jenny Holzer, ARS. Photo: Sveva Costa Sanseverino

Renowned American artist Jenny Holzer has used language as her primary medium since the 1970s, combining poetic, political, and personal texts to reflect our experiences of power, violence, joy, oppression, idealism, sexism, leadership, nonsense, despair, reform, fun, and corruption. This September, Hauser & Wirth New York will present Holzer’s most recent works, including thought-provoking paintings, curse tablets, and a monumental kinetic display packing presidential tweets in the artist’s long-anticipated solo exhibition for New York City.

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