Purple Blue, Arno, Erlauf by Jenny Holzer

Jenny Holzer is known for making work that addresses social justice and political issues, most commonly raising awareness to incidents of human rights abuse.


Electronic LED texts in metal casing
290 x 15 x 15 cm. Running time: 85 mins
Art Fund grant:
£96,154 ( Total: £96,154)
Acquired in:
Yvon Lambert Gallery

Characteristically she exhibits written texts (either her own writings or carefully chosen quotes or texts by other people) as posters, projections or, most importantly, as LED installations of various sizes which she began to produce in the 1980s. This work uses her own words and arises from previous projects: ‘Blue’ (São Paulo, Brazil, 1998), ‘Arno’ (Florence, Italy, 1996), and ‘Erlauf’ (Erlauf, Austria, 1995). The texts directly address the viewer. They echo the voices of victims and perpetrators of violence and torture. This work was presented by the Art Fund through Art Fund International.


The artist.

Venue details

GoMA, Gallery of Modern Art Royal Exchange Square, GLASGOW Strathclyde G1 3AZ 01412 873 050 www.glasgowlife.org.uk/GoMA

Entry details

Free to all

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