(Gallipolis, Ohio, 1950 - )
Array of five double-sided LED Signs with stainless steel housings: blue and green diodes on front, red and yellow diodes on back
103 1/2 x 95 x 103 1/2 in. (263 x 241 x 263 cm)
Museum Acquisition Fund
In the 1970s Jenny Holzer began papering lower Manhattan with posters bearing selections from her Truisms series— slogan-like sayings suggestive of a universal truth, such as THE ABUSE OF POWER COMES AS NO SURPRISE. Known for these conceptual, text-based works that question consumerism and challenge power dynamics, Holzer intends to provoke critical dialog through her use of language. Presented here on a series of scrolling LED arrays, the potent passages read almost as advertisements or tweets, echoing our modern modes of communication.