Anything you think you can say with profanity or wit, forget it, Jenny Holzer can do it better.
I remember seeing her project 'Truisms' in London (it has also been displayed on an LED billboard in Times Square, 1982), and it's the one piece of art I can remember from that day, which is unusual for me. I tend to forget names. And now she's back with grander scenery, splashing images across the night in various cities. Here are some of her newer pieces of work, in 'Projections'.
Furthermore, she's currently running an exhibition at the Beyeler Fondation in Riehen, Switzerland until 24th January 2010. It will include all sorts of arty-type events, and the best part is that she's throwing a couple more projections in there too. Itinerary is as follows:
11th-22nd November 2009, 7:30pm-11pm: Zurich Lindenhof projection over the Limmat.
Second week of January 2010: Margarethenhügel, Binningen near Basel.
2nd January 2010, 7:00pm: Jenny Holzer in Conversation with Jacques Herzog,Herzog & de Meuron Architects.
22nd January 2010, 6:00pm-2:00am: Poetry Night, 10th Basel Museum Night.
Poetry slam show, short guided tours, readings, workshops, etc.
Jenny Holzer Soirées:
13th November 2009, 11th December 2009, 8th January 2010, 6:00pm-9:00pm: Curator’s tour, 6.30 – 8.00pm, with Philippe Büttner, exhibition curator.
Artm& Dinner: 7.00 – 10.00pm.
Literally Art – Speaking Pictures: 6.00am – 9.00pm.
It's a shame I'm nowhere near Switzerland.