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Jenny Holzer PROJECTIONS

  • Exhibition

  • November 16, 2007 - November 16, 2008
  • Galleries

For PROJECTIONS at MASS MoCA, Jenny Holzer presented her first interior light projections in the United States. The projections transformed the enormous, seemingly empty Building 5 into an engaging and provocative meeting place flooded with words, bodies, and light.

Also on view were paintings from Holzer’s new series based on declassified government documents, part of which was first shown at the 2007 Venice Biennale. Holzer’s selections of government documents, such as planning maps for the invasion of Iraq, revealed the bureaucratic administration of war.

Please visit the National Security Archive website for information pertaining to the paintings.

Read a review on Boston.com.

The text on display in PROJECTIONS was from selected poems from View with a Grain of Sand and Poems New and Collected: 1957-1997, copyright © 1993, 1998 by Wisława Szymborska. English translation by Stanisław Barańczak and Clare Cavanagh copyright © 1995, 1998 by Harcourt, Inc., used/reprinted by permission of the author.

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