Bilbao International Art&Fashion

May 25, 2019

7 keys to understand the new exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum

Jenny Holzer’s exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum is a special invitation to think about materials, lights and the relevance of both in Arts. 

1. The use of the text

We all know the endless cascades of letters that are located in the atrium of the Guggenheim. Playing with texts has been one of Holzer’s most recurrent techniques. "His first series, Truisms (1977─1979), comprises more than 250 sentences of a single sentence, similar to aphorisms, maxims and clichés, Holzer’s" commonplaces "bring together a wide range of theoretical, philosophical and Each sentence contains a potentially complex and controversial idea in an apparently simple statement "point from the Guggenheim.

2. Materials

Lights, posters, stones ... there is no surface or material that resists this artist. Its versatility and ability to adapt with the material it touches makes it a unique creator.

3. Big time

A few weeks ago, the Bilbao people were impressed with the nocturnal transformations of the Guggenheim Museum. Poems, striking phrases, ... invaded every night the facade of the Guggenheim which transported us directly to the 20th anniversary of the artistic center. 

4. Venue

’Holzer’s work comes to meet the public in unexpected spaces (trucks in front of the White House, stones in the middle of nature, ...) and invites the observer to reflect on controversial issues’ say from the Guggenheim 

5. Expose in a big way

Holzer has exhibited at the 7 World Trade Center, the Venice Biennale, the Guggenheim Museums in Bilbao and New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Louvre Abu Dabi, among others.

6. Awards

The artist has been awarded the Golden Lion of the Venice Biennale in 1990, with the Crystal Prize of the World Economic Forum in 1996 and with the International Medal of Arts of the US Department of State. UU in 2017. In addition, she has been named honorary doctor by Williams College, the Rhode Island School of Design, The New School and Smith College. Holzer lives and works in New York.

7. Details of the expo

Until September 9 you can enjoy it in the Guggenheim Museum, all the info here